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.
Learning from you
I want my work to be relevant and useful. The best way to do that is to know what experiences are important and what questions remain unanswered for you, my fellow HSPs (and SPDs, ASDs, ADDs, empaths, syntesthetes...). Your answers are confidential; no names or identifying information will ever be used in my writing without your explicit consent. This is primarily to guide my research. If you are open to being contacted for follow-up questions or clarifications by email, please indicate so below. I couldn't do this without you. Thank you, tribe!
If you need more information about my project first, check out the description on the Welcome page.