Interpreting neurotypical-speak through an autistic lens.

And so if you hear me picking up on a specific word or phrase that you use, I'm attempting to translate that particular portion of because some of the rest of it, maybe I can blur it, I can get a hint of, but this one part is where I'm stuck. Now that I think about it, this might be more important to share than I realized

#ActuallyAutistic #communication #neurodivergent #autism

John Barton
@weatherjohnΒ Β·Β 0:07

Hope your day is going well

My name is John. I am Autistic. Nice to meet you. Have a great day
Renee πŸͺ¬
@RensLensΒ Β·Β 0:07

@weatherjohn

Hi John. Its great to see you on here. Chiming in. My name's Renee. Nice to meet
John Barton
@weatherjohnΒ Β·Β 0:03

@RensLens

Well, nice to meet you too. How are you doing today?
Renee πŸͺ¬
@RensLensΒ Β·Β 5:00
As much as neurotypicals are confused by the neurodivergent, I'm so confused about this aspect of so many neurotypicals and where they would just take it as a blow to their ego and just delete any questions, delete the comments, and then just continue on on the same route as if we've never brought up the question. It
Renee πŸͺ¬
@RensLensΒ Β·Β 0:12

@weatherjohn

I'm doing really well. Thanks for asking. Are you new to the app? Have you been on here a while? It's great to hear your voice
John Barton
@weatherjohnΒ Β·Β 0:11

@RensLens

Just for a couple of weeks, I have been on the app trying to make some new friends and trying to do better with my posting and other things on the app

@RensLens

But it's this frustration of the cycles, right, of finding places where I can communicate effectively with fellow neurodivergent people, but then the constant reminders of misinterpretation or having to go 80% the distance to somehow meet a meeting of minds in order to communicate with one another. And still you can go that 80%, and still there's no guarantee that it will be heard, received, or understood because of the divide between how we perceive, communicate, understand and so on
Renee πŸͺ¬
@RensLensΒ Β·Β 4:39

@SeekingPlumb

Yeah. So the problem with labeling neurodivergence as an intellectual disability is misleading and dangerous to the neurotypical who then automatically assumes that all of us are intellectually inferior. And the problem with that is it really just has to do with a certain part of our brain being less developed than the neurotypical. Typical. But then we know that there's overcompensation that shows up on brain scans in other parts of the brain which ends up translating to abilities that exceed the abilities of the neurotypical

@RensLens

And by the same token, then their discipline is different versus somebody who's going to ask questions about these things. And it seems to fall along political lines. But essentially what they were getting down to is that both are needed

@RensLens

And as we begin to grow, the pruning begins to happen so that memories can be established and so that you make sense of the world anyway, for Holistics, far more pruning happens than for Autistics. And there's a thinking that maybe that's why we communicate different, perceive the world different, differently, have sensory issues differently, et cetera, et cetera. And it's an interesting thing to consider
Swell Team
@SwellΒ Β·Β 0:15

Welcome to Swell!

Leanne Pritchett
@TheMs.LeanneΒ Β·Β 1:20
You, I found this very interesting. Like you, I could not get those 3D pictures right where you're supposed to blur your eyes. It's interesting because I'm not neurotypical. I am learning disabled. And some of the struggles I have been through are similar to those on the autism spectrum. My understanding is sometimes certain parts of the brain that are effective for learning disabilities can also be affected in terms of autism, in terms of that particular sentence being misinterpreted, to be honest with you

@TheMs.Leanne

If you speak to a fellow neurodivergent, there's like memes and jokes about the differences, like, we have two different languages that we are translating between in order to interact with neurotypicals. And there's like, no concept of that on the other side. Anyway, trying to explain it from this side of the divide is rather difficult. In addition to the normal difficulties that come with any form of communication