Why do we as Autistics do the things we do?

Why do we as Autistics do the things we do? Why are we hyper obsessed on things? Why do we lack regard in certain areas while being hyper critical in others? Yes, we do things differently, but why? This is the question of many around us! Why are we obsessed with the videos that no one else is interested in? Why do we have to have the things we do a certain way? It’s what being autistic is.

Special Interests

This week, the online community The Mighty in their weekly e-mail has a theme on Special Interests. It couldn’t come at a better juncture in my blog writing than this week when we are indeed talking about interests earlier this week, particularly as we age that may not seem appropriate to others our age. I feel that this e-mal has been a Godsend in delving why I feel the ways about special interests, like others and what defines them between hobbies and specific interests.

Vocal / Verbal Stimming

For the Wednesday Feature, I have dawdled throughout the day on what exactly to write about. I have settled on Verbal and Vocal Stimming. Similar to Echolalia, these aforementioned two is where phrases or tones are sounded from an autistic person in continuum as a stimulation mechanism just like the common stims such as hand flapping and other external gestures. However, these two involve the autistics voice and at times can be quite noticeable if one gets their voice high.

Empathy in Autists

As we known a commonly known myth of autistics is that we lack empathy. I, along with other autists do not believe that. Sometimes we come across as we don’t grieve or care about things that may be a striking moment such as someone passing. When in reality, it just doesn’t come to our brain at the moment until weeks or sometimes months after the fact that it happened that we just randomly burst in tears.

Seeing connections between autism and blindness

Listen to this story: https://webplayer.spokenlayer.net/0.1/webplayer.js The ability to see plays a large role in the development of the brain — so it makes sense that there would be a connection between vision and autism, which is essentially a condition of brain development. When the eyes are open, vision is the dominant sense. Continuous input from … Continue reading Seeing connections between autism and blindness