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Autism

Autism hypersensitivity – Touch

The good and the bad of autism hypersensitivity – focus on touch. Autism hypersensitivity is something that drains our energy. We don’t have the filters that non-autistic people have, so it just all comes in whether we want it to or not. It’s a lot to deal with as it’s happening all the time. This […]

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Autism

Empathy in Autistic Women

A contentious subject – empathy in autistic women. I was just watching a talk specifically about empathy in autistic women. The expert was saying that all autistic women and girls are highly empathic! I take issue with this. What is empathy? Empathy is the intuitive ability to understand, imagine, or experience what it is like […]

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Autism

Autistic sensory overload, and how I decompress.

I never knew that what I experienced on a regular basis was due to autistic sensory overload. Until I discovered more about autism, I had no idea that my body experienced the world vastly differently to the way that most other people experience it. I assumed everyone had the same difficulties. Therefore, when I was […]