Autism and Well Being

Via Crooked Timber,  I picked up this fascinating blog post.  I have taught children on the autism spectrum at all levels of attainment, and I must admit that it is something that really interests me personally as well as professionally.   This post makes me think again, very carefully, about ‘stimming’, which I have seen, but not named or thought about in this way.  I have assumed that it is an expression of discomfort – which it is sometimes, but not always.

It’s also an extremely moving piece which implicitly appeals for tolerance of difference, a tolerance which should be extended to all children, including those with autism, and ends with a call for awareness of each person’s individual account of their well-being.  Well worth a read, as is Crooked Timber where I found it.

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