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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.
Why does my autistic loved one always talk back to me? Well, they are and they aren’t. The autistic mind is literal, and when the answer a question, it’s because they think that’s exactly what you want!
I can’t tell you how many times in my life I have gotten into trouble for not saying “Thank you” after receiving a gift or for somebody making something, doing something for me, or...
Why does my autistic loved one dodge questions? Are they hiding something? Probably not. Here’s what’s REALLY happening when you ask us a question.
This is one of those things I found out about the difference between neurotypical behavior and autistic behavior that felt like a punch to the gut. Apparently, in neurotypical society, showing confusion and asking...
I promise I’m going somewhere with this! 😄 OK, so if you’ve ever attended public or private school or had an office job, you’ll be familiar with this scenario: You’ve got a bunch of papers...
Why do autistic people seem to handle disappointment so poorly? It’s a combination of being literal, needing routine to survive, and being unable to do things out of order.
Do autistic people lack empathy? No! In fact, many autistic people actually experience MORE empathy because the emotions they feel from others come in unfiltered and all at once.
Why does my autistic loved one hurt my feelings all the time? Is it on purpose? Probably not. Here’s what’s really happening.
Does your autistic loved one say hurtful things? Do they seem surprised when you confront them about it. They ARE! Here’s how to communicate more effectively with your autistic loved one.
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