Autistic catatonia

Autistic catatonia is an under recognised deterioration in motor function in autistic people, which most often occurs in adolescence. Catatonia has these features: increased slowness affecting movements and/or verbal responses increased reliance on physical or verbal prompting by others increased passivity and apparent lack of motivation Parkinsonian features (e.…

Stuck

I can't move. Everything is a massive effort. I sit and think and wish I could do something, and nothing happens. I am cold, but I can't cross the room to close the window. I would like to watch TV, but it's turned the wrong way so I can't see…

Tips

A few things that can help get you unstuck - an extract from my general 'inertia' post. Schedules Often when something is in a regular schedule, inertia applies more to the schedule than to the individual task - the tasks within a regular routine are more likely to get done.…

Inertia

Here is an article I wrote about inertia a very long time ago, only slightly edited. It has a bit of my personal experience and a general description of what is meant by 'inertia' as well as things that hinder and help in dealing with problems like this. Personal experience…