Autistic Empaths

Sensory Processing Sensitivity on the Spectrum and Beyond

Autistic Empaths is a project and book in the making about sensory processing sensitivity as a trait and how it manifests on the Autism Spectrum (ASD), in Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), ADD/ADHD, synesthesia, BPD, addiction, and other conditions. Sensory processing sensitivity is the official term for what has been called the trait of high sensitivity; people who self-identify with it call themselves Highly Sensitive People, or HSPs. The trait includes increased empathy, depth of processing, overstimulation, and sensitivity to subtleties.

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I am an Aspie; I do not need to be cured

To cure me would be to change my brain, how my mind works and how I experience the world. What is that, if not who I am? There are aspects of my experience that are more difficult than they are for other people (particularly around sensory processing), but there are just as many things about my mind that make different things easier for me. I would not give up my intensity of focus and ability to process detail in order to be able to easily sit and talk to a group of people under fluorescent lights. 

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