Autism is a way of being.
It's a collection of specific differences from commonly perceived expectations of sensory perception, information processing & expression, which is viewed by external observers as differences in behaviour & communication.
Autistamatic is here to help
people both on & off the autism
spectrum understand more about
the lives, challenges and above all
potential of autistic people in
Join us as we explore our
many coloured minds...
Autism & Society - Neurotypical Black & White Thinking
Autism has an image problem. People see autism & autistic people as being either profoundly disabled or "high functioning" - a black & white way of thinking about people. Where does this limited and harmful idea come from?
Autism & Relationships 8: Special Interests
Autism isn't unique where "Special Interests" are concerned, but they're remarkably common. It's also common for them to be a source of friction in relationships with people who aren't autistic, but the need not be so. What are special interests & what vital role do they play in autistic lives?
Autism & Relationships 7: The BIG Picture
Autism does NOT prevent people from seeing "The BIG Picture" as some would have it - it DOES mean seeing it from a different perspective though. It's all tied in to the autistic tendency towards honesty & candour, eye for detail and affinity for patterns. Find out how!