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October 24, 2016

What My Daughter with Autism Taught Me About Empathy

  What started as just another night of reading before bed turned into an eye-opening experience for one mother and her daughter with autism. She learns that her daughter's struggle with reading emotions or feelings is not because she doesn't care - she just doesn't want to assume how the other person is feeling.This one moment between…

 

What started as just another night of reading before bed turned into an eye-opening experience for one mother and her daughter with autism. She learns that her daughter’s struggle with reading emotions or feelings is not because she doesn’t care – she just doesn’t want to assume how the other person is feeling.

This one moment between a mother and daughter dives deep into the idea of empathy, and how people with autism express this in different ways.

Read more about this mother’s experience in her blog on The Mighty.

 

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