Dear friend, teacher, family, and others in my life. Maybe we haven’t been connecting lately or you’re not really sure where to start. It’s OK. I know you care. So I’m going to share something important with you about autistic people that will help you be a friend to me, and to other autistics.
If you’ve done any reading about autism you’ve probably come across the term ‘Restricted Interest’ or ‘Special Interest’. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V), which is used to diagnose autism defines special interests as ‘Highly restricted, fixated interests that are abnormal in intensity or focus (e.g., strong attachment to or preoccupation with unusual objects, excessively […]
Giggles when we spin in the lounge room together; Your passion for learning, the way you delve in to topics and your joy in sharing your interests with others; Big koala cuddles, trusting me to keep you safe when the world is too much; The state of zen you reach lying in a huge pile […]