Ask an Autistic #21 – What About Eye Contact?

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Ask an Autistic #21 - What About Eye Contact?

Why do autistic people avoid eye contact? Why is eye contact considered important? Does eye contact hurt autistics? Should I insist that my autistic child make eye contact? Answers to all of these questions and more in this week's episode of Ask an Autistic!

Further reading on eye contact in autistic people:
http://ollibean.com/2014/10/28/autism-and-eye-contact/
http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/?pageId=472
http://loveexplosions.net/2013/01/30/the-cost-of-compliance-is-unreasonable/

Studies quoted:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1348/026151005X49872/abstract
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/how-to-tell-when-someone-s-lying-202644

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