John Elder Robison explores emotional blindness:
Autistic people often talk of being bullied and taken advantage of. I believe that emotional blindness is one of the main reasons that happens. In many cases, we bring the hurt upon ourselves through misinterpretation followed by misstep.
Shift Journal finds joy in the possibility that research may prove it's impossible to eliminate autism in the womb.
My Autistic Muslim Child shares a great metaphor for sensory processing issues:
Amin’s old pediatrician told me once…” sensory processing disorder is like buying an old house with frayed electric wires. If you turn on the TV, the light in the kitchen starts flickering, if you start your toaster oven, your microwave might stop, and so on. So, you need to get the electrician there to smooth out the edges of those frayed wires, so the connection will be perfect, and you can live in that house happily and enjoy it. For our sensory kids, we need to train them so they may be able to process the sensory input, so it will not interfere with their daily life, and they are able to function in a typical setting.”
Dude I'm an Aspie is offering some great looking t-shirts.
Autism News Beat highlights Doonesbury's recent mockery of Jenny McCarthy.