When people who have little experience with mental illness hear the term ‘complex PTSD’, their minds automatically conjure images of sustained physical abuse or one major traumatic life event that permanently altered one’s nervous...
Tagged: understanding autistic behavior
5 Things Your Autistic Loved One Has to Consciously Focus On During Social Interactions (That Your Neurotypical Brain Does Automatically)
If your autistic loved one has difficulty with social situations, their brain may have to manually filter out info your NT brain does automatically.
If you have an autistic person in your life, learn how to better communicate with them and improve your relationship.
Why is your non-verbal autistic loved one so upset? Here are 15 things that bother autistic people that most neurotypical people don’t notice.
You may think you’re being nice, but you’re actually hurting your autistic loved one. Here’s why.
When a Cactus Meets a Rose – Why Autistic/Neurotypical Friendships Often Fail (And How to Prevent It)
Inter-neurotype friendships between autistic and neurotypical people can be a challenge, especially if you’re a rose and they’re a cactus.
“Why Are You Saying This Out of Nowhere?” – A Short Script for Autistic People to Decrease Misunderstandings
“Why are you saying this out of nowhere?” This script is something autistic people can use when a conversation goes wrong.
Why do autistic and neurotypical people confuse each other so much when trying to interact? Because we are speaking two different social languages, and neither of them are wrong!
If you mimic an autistic person’s behavior toward you, we won’t understand you’re trying to hint at something, we’ll just become fearful and distrustful. Here’s what to do instead.