I have had a recurring dream since I was a young child. I dreamt it quite often between the ages of about 8 to 14, and I still think about it occasionally. It’s only recently however that I’ve reflected upon what this dream
This thought experiment has been profound in helping me to understand some of the differences in neurotypical and autistic empathy.
If you’ve followed this series to date, thank you for your readership. We at the Aspergian appreciate the time you’ve invested to take this perceptive journey with us and hope that it has been as thought-provoking for you as it… Read more “Part 4: Empathy & Philosophy — Different Perspectives”
For people on the spectrum, how well someone fares in the general public or on the job often depends on someone’s ability to hide his or her autistic traits and mannerisms. This survival mechanism is known most commonly as masking,… Read more “A Man Unmasked”
One of the dominant characterizations of people on the autism spectrum is that they lack empathy or are empathy-disrupted. This is based on the paradigm that autistic people aren’t able to intuit the emotions and needs of others, or that… Read more “Asperger’s and Empathy: Shifting Away from Dated Misconceptions”