How to be autistic

I recently heard about a video entitled 'How to be autistic' that won an art prize. The video is very moving to people who are moved by that sort of thing, and this young artist has really put herself out there, so if it's your sort of thing, or if…

Mechanisms of inertia

We usually consider inertia to be both a problem getting started and a problem with stopping. My research needs to be a bit narrower, so I'm focusing mainly on difficulties getting started, which I've taken to calling initiation impairments, at least for now. Even that is quite broad, and I'm…

Research updates

I will put links to all the articles I write as a result of my research here in one place. 27 words for 'stuck' (18 January 2019) A list of most of the terms I have found for initiation impairments in different fields of psychology, psychiatry and neurology. Mechanisms of…

Who has the communication problem?

If only NTs would answer a simple question with a straight answer. Oh, and it would help if they communicated with each other a bit as well. Here is a paraphrasing of a recent exchange between me and the DASS (disability services office) at the university where I am a…

27 words for 'stuck'

I've started on my PhD, and the first item on the agenda was to write a literature review. I thought that would be quite straightforward as there is virtually no research literature on autistic inertia so far. It has turned out to be a little more complicated. Because of the…