Can autistic people make great social partners For many years, researchers have treated the individual traits and characteristics of autistic people as an enduring essence of their autism– in isolation of the social context and without even asking autistic people what their social life is actually like. However, perspective matters.
Who is to say it’s autistic people who are the “awkward” ones? A number of myths about autistic people abound. This is how they were depicted for so many years in the clinical literature and in the media– as emotionless, socially clueless robots.
However, the more you get to know an autistic person, the more you realize just how caring they can be, even though they may have some difficulties reading social cues.Read more on themindsjournal.com