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You Don’t Have to Understand Everything

As an autistic parent to an autistic child, I often play the role of a cultural ambassador in online parenting forums. Some neurotypical parents of autistic children – not as many as I’d like, really – are keen to hear from autistic people when it comes to understanding their children’s neurotype and their experiences of […]

Empaths

On a number of occasions, I’ve come across the view that autistic people lack empathy. This is a popular view in mainstream therapeutic circles and the media and one that many families seem to absorb. Being autistic means some kind of problem empathizing. I’ve heard parents of autistic children comment that their child ‘didn’t grieve’ when a loved one died […]