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Greta Thunberg’s facial expressions & personal thoughts are not really anyone’s business. However, back in September, a number of #Autists felt that a #BodyLanguageExpert‘s unsolicited projections had so widely missed the mark that something needed to be said. 🧵 1/8
#Autistic people are said to have difficulty reading #BodyLanguage. But this really means they have difficulty reading #Neurotypical nonverbal language. We actually have far less difficulty understanding our own neurotype, despite having been raised to mimic the words ... 2/8
...& mannerisms of the dominant majority.

@milton_damian has written about the #DoubleEmpathy problem - essentially a breakdown in reciprocity & mutual understanding between people with very differing ways of experiencing the world, in this case #Autists vs #Neurotypicals. 3/8
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