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Inner Aspie: How I Experience Empathy

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How I Experience Empathy http://t.co/mbnBLw3Vl6 via @Soundless2
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 "It's not lack of feeling anything that is the issue, but rather expressing it."


I have witnessed this myself in people on the spectrum.   



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Deborah J. Ross: GUEST BLOG: Jeannie Davide-Rivera on Writing From Our Strengths: Autism's Insights Into Fictional Characters

Deborah J. Ross: GUEST BLOG: Jeannie Davide-Rivera on Writing From Our Strengths: Autism's Insights Into Fictional Characters | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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An insightful entry about the strengths people with ASD carry ; the struggle they have with writing.  Well done!  

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The Autism Advantage

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Thorkil Sonne is betting that, given the right environment, an autistic adult could not just hold down a job but also be the best person for it.

 

Interesting article about autism and a family that started a company called  Specialisterne, Danish for “the specialists".   The theory that, given the right environment, an autistic adult could not just hold down a job but also be the best person for it

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This Autism Simulator Is Horrifying

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This Autism Simulator Is Horrifying

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Interesting.  I am quite certain these kids hear/feel things MORE intensely.  It is painful.  

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anne-marie mason's curator insight, March 4, 2013 7:30 PM

Why quiet play spaces are essential...for all children.

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Face value: where to look when you want to read someone

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You can tell a lot about a person just by looking at their face.
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The Autism Paradox

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A friend recently shared this with me.  Makes me think we need to think of more ways to capitalize on our kids strengths and when they are older make sure we match a job they are passionate about and also one that will build on their gifts.

Here's to others seeing ALL kids as competent!

 

The Autism Paradox


1. It's easy to recite an entire book but difficult to make up a story.


2. It's easy to line up toys but difficult to stay in line.


3. It makes perfect sense to climb on the sofa but little sense to sit on it.


4. Memorizing the Presidents in order - 10 minutes. Packing a school bag - 10 hours.


5. Family pictures on the wall are boring but that speck of dust next to it, now that's fascinating!


6. Talking about weather patterns - a piece of cake. Talking about my day - impossible.


7. Ability to focus on spinning objects - timeless. Ability to focus on homework - 3 seconds.


8. Being called by name - can't hear it. Some owl hooting in the distance - clear as a bell.


9. How to operate the remote control - zero instruction. How to button up pants - intensive instruction.


10. Navigating social rules - poorly skilled. Navigating from the back seat of the car - highly skilled.

 

 

                                       – Charmaine

 


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