Meeting Conflicting Needs In Our 29

Meeting Conflicting Needs In Our 29

One way to tell if your child is autistic is if he or she seems overwhelmed by everyday things like fluorescent lights, strong smells, loud noises or even tags on clothing – something that most people don’t find irritating.

Autistic children might also be sensitive to smells and textures, preferring foods without seasoning and non-soft surfaces like wood floors instead of carpets.

The Challenges of Social Connections

For people on the autism spectrum, social connections can be a challenge. It’s difficult to predict what someone might say or do, and it can be hard to break out of our own perspective. This makes it hard to connect with others, especially when the person is neurotypical.

The Importance of Empathy

Empathy is a vital human skill that allows us to understand other people’s perspectives. 

For autistic people, empathy is often impaired. This can lead to misunderstandings and sometimes serious conflicts. One way of addressing this challenge is to help people on the autism spectrum develop their emotional intelligence through therapy and education.