Empathy is for the Healthy

 I have noticed in the ongoing conversation re: autism and empathy, a significant amount of forgetfulness regarding the autistic individuals sensory difficulties, which are pretty much always present.

 

Have you ever been about to throw up, or about to wet yourself because you were stuck in a traffic jam, or needed to rip your clothes off and jump in a cold shower because you were having a heat flush? When that was happening did you find yourself unconcerned about the needs of those around you? And if so did that mean you were lacking in empathy? Why of course! You were lacking in empathy.

 

By Lynette Louise