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Defence mode

Tue 3 Nov 2015 3:14pm


I found this website the other day. It's 2 young American guys with Aspergers. I really like what they say about what they call defence mode(or defense mode if you're American!)

it is something I have discovered with my son (he calls it shutdown mode) . I don't think there's enough talk about it. 

I remember reading that Temple Grandin says the dominant emotion of autism is fear, and this kind of expands on that.


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    I have watched some of their videos on YouTube and read a few of their articles. We related to the description of defence mode, it really sums up what happens with our son!

    Sally x

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