creativity

Autism and Creativity

Do autistic people lack creativity, or are the measures of creativity lacking?

When The Superego Rules

I try to remember how dominant my own superego was when Sam starts in on one of her causes. Because she’s autistic, we attribute her behavior to rigidity, to being stuck, to her inability to contextualize her imperatives. We never attribute it to adolescence or, more dangerously, to facing a reality most of us choose to ignore. 

Not Talking About It

She asks exactly those questions we parents, who want our children to embrace an ethos of civic responsibility, want asked. But how much do we really want them to internalize?