VIDEO CONFERENCE: Micro Hits
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: Micro Hits
WHEN: Monday, October 26th at 10 am Pacific Time
By now you may have heard of micro-aggressions, which describe much of what we experience in our lives with “Aspies.” Micro-aggressions are those subtle messages that deny your reality and denigrate your status with your ASD partner or family member. But not all subtleties or micro-behaviors are aggression are they?
I call this other category “Micro-Hits” because they still throw us off balance. When your ASD loved ones shut you up with a comment like, “You don’t know that!” that’s a micro-hit. It’s confusing since you may have been stating your opinion — which you are entitled to by the way — but now you have to explain why you said what you said.
Isn’t it OK to chat, to offer a conjecture, to suggest another possibility, without having to prove your point? We get this. “Aspies” don’t. Not aggression exactly, but micro-hits still confuse and derail us. Time to learn how to stay on the track with a snappy comeback, instead of to feel dazed and confused as your “Aspie” walks out of the room.
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