“Does your child play appropriately with their toys?” Apparently, this is a common question asked of parents if their kid is being assessed for autism. In this context playing “appropriately” means “playing with toys exactly as a neurotypical child would play with their toys.” That, and it is often pushed very hard for parents to … Continue reading Autistic Play is Appropriate Play
The Sense of Touch and Autistic Perception
Breaking down the sense of touch and how it may be perceived differently by autistic people.
Why do so many autistic people chew on things?
Find out why do so many autistic people chew on things.
Navigating Autistic Communication (and Social Grey Area)
Autistic and non-autistic people have differing communication styles in both obvious and not-so-obvious ways. It’s not that one style is right and the other is wrong, it’s just different. One of the many commonly-cited differences between autistic and non-autistic communication is that autistic people are generally more black and white with communication where non-autistic people … Continue reading Navigating Autistic Communication (and Social Grey Area)
The Twenty-Six Senses
Humans have way more than five senses! Learn about the others and some ways they may impact autistic people with different sensory systems.