# Autism awareness
Untangling and Explaining Alexithymia
Alexithymia refers to difficulty feeling, identifying, or recognizing emotions in oneself, and accurately identifying emotions in others. This pathologization has been used to stereotype Autistic people as “unfeeling”, lacking in emotions, and unable to read the emotions of others. This is a gross oversimplification that is harmful to many Autistic people.
National World Autism Day
Autism is a developmental disorder impairing a person’s ability to interact and communicate with others in a normal fashion. Symptoms can vary greatly and include obsessive-compulsive disorders, repetitive behaviors, difficulty communicating, social interaction disorders, and more.
We’re well aware of autism, we need to start appreciating Autistic People. Except the most well-known group which claims to support and advocate for autistics and their families actually perpetuates myths, stereotypes, and philosophies based in eugenics.