Prosopagnosia is a neurological disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces. Prosopagnosia is also known as face blindness or facial agnosia. The term prosopagnosia comes from the Greek words for “face” and “lack of knowledge.” Depending upon the degree of impairment, some people with prosopagnosia may only have difficulty recognizing a familiar face; others … Continue reading Prosopagnosia & Autism
Not just "Little Wattlebirds" (Anthochaera chrysoptera) but teeny-tiny "Little Wattlebirds" are living in my backyard. For a while now I've noticed a pair of Little Wattlebirds hanging around a particular area of the backyard. Unfortunately my dog Shelby often chases and barks at them when they fly low over the clothesline area. I assumed there … Continue reading Little Wattlebirds
Dear Birdie, We've been friends since the beginning of high school, over 48 years ago now. We went through university together, then on to our varied careers. We saw each other become wives with loving husbands, and mothers of our beautiful children. Throughout the years, even though we were soon separated geographically, we never lost … Continue reading Vale Birdie, my dear friend
Years ago when my eldest son (mildly Aspie, no dx) was in early primary school he developed a fear of going to school because he couldn't handle the reactions of other kids and some of the teachers when he didn't know the answer to a question or how to do some of the work. Being … Continue reading Now You Know…
I haven't been adding to this blog very much over the last couple of years as I tend to be focusing more on my Dragon Dreaming and Weight Loss blogs, and helping my dog with his blog. 😉 I also post things a lot on Facebook, forgetting that in many cases they'd be good material … Continue reading Beltane Bird Revisited
It's always seemed very unfair to me that autistics have been encouraged to learn to show empathy for and understanding of neurotypicals but the reverse has rarely been the case. When my "Aspie" sons were at school (they were all in mainstream classes) there were many times when I had to explain to their teachers … Continue reading Empathy …it goes both ways!
Yes! …this! I reblogged this excellent blog post from “the silent wave” because it’s like the author got inside my head! (and expressed those thoughts far better than I ever could) 😀
Dear allistic friends with autistic friends/friends “with” Asperger’s…
I’m an Aspie. That is to say that I’m on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum. Being friends with me/us can be somewhat interesting at times. We may have “quirks”, habits, rituals, behaviors, or other nuances that you might find confusing, interesting, amusing, annoying, or surprising. You may wonder why we do/did or say/said something in particular.
I’m going to “let you in” on (my personal take on) friendships and bonding with an Aspergian/autistic person. Anything I’m about to say probably won’t apply to all Asperger’s/autistic people; we’re all different, after all, and we need to be considered as such. 🙂
(I realize that I switch back and forth between “I/me” and “we/us” a lot; that is intentional. I can only speak for myself, yet I have interacted with many other people on the spectrum, either passively by reading their writing, or actively by talking/chatting…
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The following information is from the YouTube page of Martin Samson, published Nov 15, 2015... The Circle of Light, by Martin Samson The Circle of Light has arisen out of many people asking what they can do in the face of the looming events of a world war. This is a call to every one … Continue reading The Circle of Light
Front. Integr. Neurosci., 24 May 2013 | http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnint.2013.00038 Steven K. Kapp* 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 … Continue reading Empathizing with sensory and movement differences: moving toward sensitive understanding of autism
Here's another video of my boys engaged in mortal combat, this time with the Sutherland Medieval Regiment (SMR) at the Woronora Cemetery Open Day held on 11th April 2015 during Australian Heritage Week. "Son2" is the Viking with white pants, brown leg-wraps, and the green and white round shield and "Son4" is the Hospitaller Knight … Continue reading SMR Medieval Display Combat for Heritage Week 2015