Connecting minds & collecing thoughts – a website for autistic and other curious people

Eye contact – on my own terms

I was about 20 when I first lifted my gaze and looked around. It was a powerful experience.

When eye contact hurts – a personal account of a common autistic trait

For most people making eye contact with someone else is natural, effortless and painless.

My brain just won’t do it: Autism and sensory chaos

I have many unpleasant childhood memories of…