Overheard@Pathlight Blog documents the quirky and endearing exchanges with our Pathlighters.
Through these honest and innocent conversations, we can understand Autism better and see the beauty in these children.
From the experts
To a person with Autism – the message is all in the words.
People with autism will understand what we say rather than what we mean.
Difficulties reading what others know or their intent (theory of mind) and understanding language without reference to it’s meaning in a particular context, can lead to a literal and concrete understanding of language.
The results of this type of autism social and thinking style can be perplexing and at times very humorous to us in the neuro-typical world!