For a couple of years now, I have wanted to write something about autism, and empathy. I wasn't sure what, though. I (as usual!) don't fall into the same belief system as anyone else I know of about this subject. I find most views to be be extreme.
On one side, I see the ones that think we have no empathy, or at least the typical capacity for it.
Then , the other that contends we have too much to the point we're all empaths.
I don't believe either of those to be true for myself, or my boys from what I have experienced, and known of ASD. So, where does that leave me?