• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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Autism and Face-Blindness: Facial Recognition Difficulties in Autism

Prosopagnosia, also known as “facial agnosia” or “face-blindness,” is a neurological disorder that makes facial recognition difficult or impossible. Two thirds of autistic children and adults have some degree of face-blindness. Why do people with Autism have trouble recognizing faces? We do not see with our eyes, we “see” with …

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Face Blindness: I’m Prepared This Time

   Do you recognize this guy?  I wouldn’t have! I was reviewing my emails, and event schedule from Reader’s Favorites this morning. The email listed the names and titles of some of the people who will be guest speakers at the awards ceremony this weekend. It says, “Our guest speakers …

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I Wouldn’t Recognize You if You Stood on Your Head

“Everyone knows Jeannie; she just doesn’t know them.” That was the common phrase I heard in high school.  A constant stream of hugs, smiles, and waves filled my days. I never understood how so many people who I didn’t know, knew me. Prosopagnosia, also known as “facial agnosia” or “face-blindness,” …

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