My autistic son is NOT an emotionless robot. He has compassion and is very loving and caring. One time, his younger cousin was upset, so he went over to her and handed her one of his toys to cheer her up.
Both proprioception and vestibular have an impact on our fine motor skills. In addition, this can cause difficulty with hand coordination and struggling to know where our hands are to our body.
There is an 8th sense, Interoception. Interoception/the 8th sense is the sensation that we feel internally, inside our body. I found out about Interoception through a course. After this, I began to reflect about my son as a young child and how some of the things that happened could be down to poor interoceptive awareness.
Myself and son’s dad met up with the paediatrician, who informed us that the signs and symptoms for this rare chromosome disorder varied greatly in people.
My son had a dislike of loud noises and being around lots of people. From the age of one and onwards, he obsessively lined up every toy in the room and repeated this over and over.