Category: Autism

How is the inhibition of social perception in autistic people like the blindness in Hubel and Wiesel's kittens?

Autism Celebration Month: The Great Big Smoking Hole Where Social Perception Should Be


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There is a truism in neurological functioning: use it or lose it! Hubel and Wiesel demonstrated this when they sewed the eyes of kittens shut; autistic people when they don’t learn social perceptions.

How are the limits needed for PDA similar to the limits needed on the police?

Autism ACCEPTANCE Month: How is Reforming the Police like Managing PDA?


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Are you ready for some anecdotes about my hard-assed mother? This post has ’em! Are you ready for some child-rearing words of wisdom? This post has ’em! Are you ready for some solid info on qualified immunity? This post has it! Are you ready for some hard truths about policing in America? This post has ’em! Are you ready to call YOUR senators about the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act? This post is!

What causes autistic meltdowns?

Autism ACCEPTANCE Month: The Confusion of Emotions


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Part of the issue of autism is the use of interpersonal emotions. Autistic people don’t use them well. They have emotions, but understand their role in communication. But, there is a role of intrapersonal emotions in the meltdowns that autistic people and people with pathological demand avoidance have because we rely on our emotional reactions to make decisions.

What if my co-worker or acquaintance is autistic?

A Quickie: Autism ACCEPTANCE Month, 2021


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April is Autism Awareness Month in the US. Here at Ye Olde Blogge, we do our part by posting what it is like being autistic and other insights that we have gathered over the years. Here’s an introduction and advice on how to handle friends, neighbors, and co-workers who are autistic or those who are having trouble accepting people with autism.

Socially Awkward Social Distance Autism Awareness Month

Socially Awkward Social Distancing: Autism in the Era of #COVID19


Reading time: 4 minutes
Happy end of Autism Awareness Month! It looks like Zoom meetings are the great equalizer for us socially awkward autistics! With all the clumsy talking over one another, uncertainty about what to say when, doubt about what to do with your hands, questioning whether you’re lack of grooming will be noticed are all part of the everyday existence of many high-functioning autistic people. Now, we can all enjoy them!

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