VIDEO CONFERENCE: Is needing validation, “Needy”?
An International Support Group facilitated by Dr. Marshack. This Video Conference is only for members of Meetup. Click here for membership details and to register for this call.
TOPIC: VIDEO CONFERENCE: Is needing validation, “Needy”?
WHEN: Thursday, August 5th, 12pm PT
Often I hear NTs talk about the need for “validation” from their ASD loved ones. But what on Earth do we mean by “validation”?
Furthermore, has your “Aspie” ever accused you of being “needy” because you asked for validation?
Validation is actually part of the Empathy Triad. We NTs intuitively understand this. Validating another person is acknowledging that you are noticing them, that they are valuable, that you honor their point of view. Why wouldn’t you do that for another person, especially one you love?
For those on the Autism Spectrum, however, validation seems like fluff, or worse — neediness. They fail to comprehend that validation is the glue that holds the relationship together.
Please attend this conference. You are not alone. You will be validated by our group.
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