Autistic people aren’t selfish, we just process the world differently. Learn about survival mode and how autistic people experience the world.
Jaime A. Heidel - The Articulate Autistic Blog
Autistic people are not selfish, we just speak a different neurological language. Allow me to translate.
Autistic people are literal. It’s just the way our brains are wired. We’re not winding you up or messing with you when we do exactly what you tell us.
When an autistic person asks a question, we are looking for an answer. That’s it. There is no other reason. Please understand this.
“So, You Don’t Know Right From Wrong?” – A Common Misconception About Social vs Moral Awareness Among Autistic People
Do autistic people have trouble telling right from wrong? Socially, yes. Morally, no. This common misconception can cause a lot of misunderstandings.
Does it seem like your autistic child is being “dramatic”? Meltdowns are something that happen TO us, not something we do on purpose.
You may think you’re being blunt and direct with your autistic loved one, but you might not be. Your last straw is often our first clue that something is wrong.
Autistic people are not behaving in a certain way to get attention from neurotypical people. We are simply being ourselves and living our lives.
Why does your autistic loved one blurt out words at the most inopportune times? We don’t see it that way. We’re not rude, we’re trying not to forget!
Suppressing your child’s natural emotions can do serious psychological harm. Whether your child is autistic or neurotypical, redirect emotions instead.