[I] make no pretense of being the last word on the subject of autistic children. …more appropriate to call it one of the first words.

— Rosalind Oppenheim, Founder of Rimland
Food for Thought: Rethinking Things Through An Autistic Filter


“How do I describe a lack of social processing to someone who doesn’t know they do it? How do I describe how much active processing I put in to everyday tasks, which they can happily do on automatic without noticing?”

-from “Rethinking Things Through an Autistic Filter”

In the blogpost “Rethinking Things Through an Autistic Filter,” an individual with autism gives a first person account of the complex thought processes involved in daily interactions with others.