Empathizing with sensory and movement differences: moving toward sensitive understanding of autism

Empathizing with sensory and movement differences: moving toward sensitive understanding of autism

Front. Integr. Neurosci., 24 May 2013 | http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnint.2013.00038

  • Human Development and Psychology Division, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The autism diagnosis requires deficits in social interaction and communication, yet neither occurs in isolation. This brief literature-based analysis provides evidence that other factors are involved in autistic people’s atypical social communication. Continue reading “Empathizing with sensory and movement differences: moving toward sensitive understanding of autism”

Autism, Paganism, Psychic Ability & the Paranormal ~ Updated

Autism, Paganism, Psychic Ability & the Paranormal ~ Updated

Introduction

I wrote the original version of this article (based on some of my previous writings here, “tweaked” and improved a little, with some new content added) for the April 2009 Axis Mundi eNewsletter for “Autism Awareness Month”, after which it also appeared in the May 2009 edition of The Cosmic Cauldron Newsletter (no longer published). It was written at that time with an emphasis on paganism, rather than the paranormal. Naturally I also posted it here on my blog, titled Autism, Psychic Abilities, the Paranormal and Paganism …is there a connection? In June 2010 that blog post was linked to by U.S. online radio station Coast to Coast AM, when they interviewed author William Stillman about Continue reading “Autism, Paganism, Psychic Ability & the Paranormal ~ Updated”