BEING AUTI || Empathy

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There has been a lot of articles where doctors claimed that anyone with autism “lacks” empathy for others, and I just..find that to be very untrue and wanting to debunk it. I never thought that autistic people lack empathy, they just have a really hard time expressing their feelings! We know that they can be very honest, and they can do impulsive things when they feel uneasy, and at times it genuinely hurts a person. The autistic mind doesn’t pick that up immediately, but when they do, they feel very apologetic.

Timmy and Brooke were not the closest of friends back in their childhood, but after learning what Tim has to go through everyday, she learns to be very understanding and they have sympathized with each other especially about their their past. I want them happy and healthy-

BEING AUTI || Prolonging Response

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People with autism sometimes have a hard time paying attention, when someone calls out their name especially; this is because once they’re highly focused on something interesting, it’s hard to draw their attention back.

Timmy doesn’t respond very well to yelling, and anyone who knows an autistic person needs to learn to be patient. It doesn’t hurt to call their name once again in a calm manner, they’ll listen eventually!

BEING AUTI || Literacy

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Many people with the autistic mindset find it hard to get the meaning behind wordplays and puns, because they’re very literal with pretty much anything. I suppose sometimes when their creativity/imagination is extremely complex and vast, sometimes it’s hard to understand simple metaphors or slangs.

Jared would teach his brother anything that has to do with metaphors, but especially his passionate for telling puns. Not everyone likes it when a joke has to be explained for someone to it, but for Timmy, when Jared explains the pun, the funnier it is. plus he’s a fast learner. Jared is super proud ❤