We were so pleased when Anthony started using his imagination. Many children with autism struggle to use their imagination, at least in the traditional sense.  So when Anthony started Tree Fu Tom, Ironman and then Anakin Skywalker we encouraged it...
Many autistic people (40–65% or more) have alexithymia, a condition characterized by the inability to identify and describe emotions in the self, and several features commonly attributed to autism.
Some say there is a little bit of autism in all of us, and they are wrong. But let me explain why there is at least a little bit of Asperger in all of us!
Alexithymia is a personality construct characterized by the inability to identify and describe emotions in the self. What does that actually mean?