Ask an Autistic #2 – What is Passing?

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Ask an Autistic #2 - What is Passing?

What is "passing"? Should Autistic children be encouraged to try to pass as neurotypical? Why do Autistic adults choose to pass? What are the consequences of passing? In which situations is passing beneficial? Should I prevent my child from stimming or engaging in stereotypically autistic behaviours? Answers to all of these questions and more in this episode of Ask an Autistic!

Information on intense world theory and Autism:
https://medium.com/matter/70c3d64ff221

More information on how discouraging stimming and the practice of "quiet hands" harms Autistic individuals:
http://musingsofanaspie.com/2013/06/18/a-cognitive-defense-of-stimming-or-why-quiet-hands-makes-math-harder/
http://musingsofanaspie.com/2013/01/03/the-high-cost-of-self-censoring-or-why-stimming-is-a-good-thing/
http://bjforshaw.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/i-stim-therefore-i-am/
http://juststimming.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/quiet-hands/
http://juststimming.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/grabbers/
http://juststimming.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/the-obsessive-joy-of-autism/
http://1000meltdowns.blogspot.ca/2013/05/stimming-stimming-stimming-and-what-it.html
http://www.babble.com/mom/loud-hands-my-flapping-kid-is-really-okay/

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