The autism car

There are many different ways to describe autism. Some of the ways we normally use are actually diagnostic criteria, which are not always pedagogically relevant. Therefore, I distinguish between defining symptoms (used in diagnostics) and descriptive symptoms (which provide more information and often are pedagogically relevant to a greater degree). …

On autism and extroversion

We often talk about cognitive disabilities and diagnosis like it was synonymous. Of course it isn’t. A diagnosis names some cognitive disabilities, but only if they lead to problems in everyday life. We also often describe the person with the disability as if it was a totally normal person if …