23 Nov 2022
Reasons I am proud to be autistic 🧵— Callum Stephen (He/Him) (@AutisticCallum_) November 13, 2021
1. High level of empathy
Many autistic people have incredibly high levels of empathy, especially for other marginalised people and those who are vulnerable. Sometimes it just looks different to NT empathy and is therefore not recognised.
I am an extrovert when our energies— coby watts (@cobywatts3) November 27, 2022
align. I am an introvert when our
energies don't align. It's not personal.
The autistic/ADHD desperation to hold a thought until you can action it or write it down, because if you stop thinking about it for even a *second*, it may vanish, never to return.— Callum Stephen (He/Him) (@AutisticCallum_) January 21, 2023
Autistic people often have higher, lower or inconsistent levels of interoceptive awareness (IA). IA enables you to recognise and respond to what’s going on inside your body, including: what it needs (food, drink, the restroom); its health (mental, emotional, physical); and more.— Callum Stephen (He/Him) (@AutisticCallum_) January 21, 2023