A comment my colleagues made left me confused.
A lot of fans have a new theory: That Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty is Autistic.
love this! going to go follow some of the links now, but its good to hear someone backing me up on this 😉
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Prosopagnosia is a neurological disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces. Prosopagnosia is also known as face blindness.
Up to two thirds of autistic people have prosopagnosia. It’s present from birth, and appears to run in families, which means it likely to have some genetic component.
It’s only recently that I became aware that I have prosopagnosia. I had no idea there was such a condition, I thought it was just me.
I recognise people I don’t know well by their unique hair, physical attributes, clothes, accessories, voice or something that stands out rather than their face.
If they change or cover up what makes them stand out, or if I see them somewhere other than the usual place, I might have no idea who they are.
For example, a woman with dreadlocks who works at a drop-in centre covered up her hair with a headscarf…
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What I do (or don't) believe in
This is the charity I'd make if I had money.
Not only did I present on deconstruction, autism, and digital communities at #cwcon this week, I also roomed (and presented) with a number of other autistic people.
I’ve made several autistic friends via the Internet, as I’ve mentioned in previous posts (and in the presentation). I’ve even met a few of them one on one. But spending time in a group gave me a perspective I haven’t had before. Like:
- The fact that I’ve never had an IEP, or was never diagnosed in childhood for anything, may be relatively unusual for autistics/NDs in my approximate age group.
- I’m as awkward at autistic conversational norms as I am at NT ones, but I am less anxious about this awkwardness because something about autistic conversational norms feels intuitively right to me in a way that NT conversational norms never have.
- Most of my autistic body-language norms have been completely extinguished.
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So I had a massive surprise this morning (the 27th) when I opened my email to find Dream Walden had nominated me for a Liebster award! Thank you! Now, apparently the deadline was the 25th December (I'll forgive you for being a little late haha) so I'm not going to nominate anyone myself as I … Continue reading Liebster Award Nomination!!