Everyone knows about the five senses: vision, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. But there are three other senses that might help to explain everything "weird" about you - behaviors that have gone unexplained previously.
If you have a history of trauma,...
We often hear, "If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism." This maxim, coined by Dr. Stephen Shore, holds true. Still, there are some relatively consistent traits that are easily recognized. In schools, on social media, and...
In Greek mythology, Cassandra was cursed to see the future, but no one would believe her. In the modern world of the internet, Cassandras are women who have banded together to fight a common enemy: Aspies.
Employers often misinterpret the behaviors and language of their neurodiverse employees, causing unnecessary hardship to the business and the individuals involved. This article provides guidance to employers about how to best accommodate for neurodiversity among clients and employees.
The wires in my brain seem to be configured by some elaborate practical joke. There are either way too many or too few connecting this input to the corresponding cortex, or they are just connected to the wrong places. It’s like gremlins sabotaged my machinery.
This thought experiment has been profound in helping me to understand some of the differences in neurotypical and Aspergian empathy. I knew already that the identity of someone neurotypical is social and emotional, whereas the identity of the aspie is experiential and knowledge-based; however, what that means and how it translates in a given situation is rarely so thoroughly examined.