What's the first thing you are going to teach your kids?
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Sam notes that people who aren’t autisic are also ‘rather lousy at understanding inner state of minds too different from their own - but the nonautistic majority get a free pass because if they assume that the other person’s mind works like their own, they have a much better chance at being right’

- Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered

I’ve found this book to be a wonderful introduction to emotional development.  It has helped me no end in my interaction with people who have experienced complex trauma.  This quote stood out for more personal reasons.

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Do not fear people with Autism, embrace them, Do not spite people with Autism unite them, Do not deny people with Autism, accept them for then their abilities will shine…
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it hurt badly to think of myself as the horrible person it seemed to me that other people thought I was. I did not want my Mom to be angry or upset with me. I did not want to be a disappointment to anyone. I was simply growing up an unrecognized Autistic child. Hearing people describe me in such ways took chunks out of my already low self-esteem. But they did not realize. I think they thought I was not really listening or paying attention, but I always seemed to hear the negative words spoken about me.

-Autistic Bird http://anautisticbirdsings.blogspot.com/2014/05/what-my-mother-saw-little-girl-living_12.html

"they thought I was not really listening or paying attention, but I always seemed to hear the negative words spoken about me."

Yikes. This should be common sense, but don’t talk about your child in front of them as if they weren’t listening, OK? Even if they don’t give any of the typical verbal or body language signs of listening—which is common enough in autism—they still are. 

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Able autistic individuals can rise to eminent positions and perform with such outstanding success that one may even conclude that only such people are capable of certain achievements. Their unswerving determination and penetrating intellectual powers, part of their spontaneous and original mental activity, their narrowness and single-mindedness, as manifested in their special interests, can be immensely valuable and can lead to outstanding achievements in their chosen areas.
Dr. Hans Asperger, 1944 (via smashing-yng-man)
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"Look at AUTISM with your Heart" - Your eyes might miss something”- www.ilearnnearn.com

colorskit:

"Look at AUTISM with your Heart" - Your eyes might miss something”
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