I’m not sure if I’m making a big deal about something insignificant, but my gut says this is important – that it’s a “minor” illustration of an important thought process my autistic son has, and that I need to help him work through to navigate through these situations in the future.
by stuartduncan.name (Autism from a Father’s Point of View)
Shifted perspective – alternate reality. Things that make you go Hmmmmm : )
I’m not entirely sure how I found it. Possibly it was through the Autism Speaks website, as that was my first encounter with advocacy as a parent of an autistic child. I’ve only been in the autism “mix” for a couple of years and Autism Speaks has been shifting from a cure focus to an awareness focus (this wasn’t always the case). That’s how I found “A Diary of a Mom” (DOAM). DOAM is a wonderful blog, written by a mom of 2 girls – one autistic and one NT. I read the entire 5 years in two weeks and it was a game changer for me.
– by ballastexistenz.wordpress.com
A vivid illustration of communication, receptive language, and the challenges of language processing with Autism.
I posted recently about words and communication. As I mentioned in that post, words aren’t necessarily the “first language” for many autistic people, and can be difficult to deal with – especially the nuanced, colorful language most NT’s use. Within a few days, I came across another post, and several comments around the issue of non-SPECIFICITY of language Continue reading
We’re not cubs, we’re people!”
DS, age 6-1/2, at story time. The adult preparing to read them the book “Little Cub”had referred to the children waiting to hear as “cubs”. LOL!