Five minutes … or not?

Ann Memmott has written an article about Autism Basics, called “When ‘I’ll be back in five minutes’ isn’t true”.  This literalism isn’t psychological, or controlling- it’s a brain wired for detail and accuracy, and trying to manage sensory overload.  She gives good descriptions about what is happening in her brain and environment during (and after) those five minutes, and some alternative suggestions that might be more helpful when communicating with Autistic people.


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