The Communication Barrier – When Cultures Collide

As I said in my first post in this series, there are three fundamental areas that need to be understood to provide effective support. Processing, Sensory Profile including Proprioception and Interoception, Communication and Social Interaction. Of the three, I believe that it is communication and social interaction that are most misunderstood. Autistics are portrayed as … Continue reading The Communication Barrier – When Cultures Collide

Making Sense of the Senses – Part 1 – The Big Five – Sight, Sound, Smell, Touch and Taste

By Nanny Aut Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Something that the majority of autistics have to manage is sensory processing differences. And it is something that is often misunderstood in the wider community. Managing the senses is often seen as providing noise-cancelling headphones to deal with sound and sunglasses to deal with sight, along … Continue reading Making Sense of the Senses – Part 1 – The Big Five – Sight, Sound, Smell, Touch and Taste

Welcome to the Control Room – Meet Dino Brain and Panic Monkey

Part 1 of Inside Aut Series by Nanny Aut I spend a lot of time on Facebook and support sites, where autistics try to explain situations from the autistic perspective, in order to help parents understand their autistic children better. One of the most common misunderstandings I come across is processing. Many neurotypicals (NTs) assume … Continue reading Welcome to the Control Room – Meet Dino Brain and Panic Monkey