Empathy and Autism

I know what people mean when they say that autistic people don’t have empathy. I know the whole mind-blind theory. And yes, it’s true that many autistic people struggle to interpret body language and facial expression or to predict what neurotypical people think is obvious to predict. Because we don’t mimic this behavior, we often appear to be “unemotional,” or even inhuman. We look like Spock on Stark Trek perhaps. I’ve often been told that I don’t have any…

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