Intense Connections

Gif animation showing a researcher and row of participants passing along a story as it loses detail.
Cartoon of the three chains: autistic, non-autistic and mixed, represented by anthropomorphic shapes in teal and orange.
Chart results of the chains experiment. Mixed chains lost much more information; autistic & non-autistic roughly the same.
Crompton, C.J. & Fletcher-Watson, S. (2019) Efficiency and interaction during information transfer between autistic and neurotypical people. International Society for Autism Research (Poster).
Chart showing observed rapport rated from most to least: Autistic pairs, non-autistic, mixed.
Crompton, C.J. & Fletcher-Watson, S. (2019) Efficiency and interaction during information transfer between autistic and neurotypical people. International Society for Autism Research (Poster).
Drawing of author as a child cuddling a giant ant, leant on by a giant weevil, and there is a large froghopper on their head.
Same quote as above, surrounded by anthropomorphic shapes explaining the concept.
Drawing of a tabby cat hiding in a cardboard box marked ‘autistic identity’.
Drawing of a cat hiding in a box marked ‘autistic identity’ next to a cat unhappily not fitting into a box marked ‘neurology’.
Drawing of various cats not fitting into various boxes, marked ‘neurology’, ‘race’, ‘gender’, ‘class’.
Drawing of the author waving and smiling awkwardly while trying to hide the a map of China looming up behind them.
Drawing of author hugging their small black dog surrounded by China and UK, also “Austria and other bits of east Asia”
The author meeting some dogs, saying “Ohh, you mean this kind of party!” A person builds lego & another is crafting.

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Sonny Hallett

Sonny Hallett

I’m a counsellor, trainer, artist, and naturalist based in Edinburgh, UK. My work is focused on autism, nature & mental health www.autisticmentalhealth.uk/sonny