Today’s #autchat topic is prosopagnosia, which is difficulty recognizing faces. It’s a problem for many (not all) autistic people.
Prosopagnosia can happen in other conditions too, such as Williams Syndrome, Alzheimer’s, and acquired brain damage. #autchat
Prosopagnosia is sometimes used to only mean “can’t recognize faces at all.” We’re going to also talk about subtler difficulties. #autchat
Q1: How good are you at recognizing and remembering faces? Good? Average? Not great? Awful? #autchat
Q2: Has your ability to recognize faces changed over the course of your lifetime? #autchat
Q4: If you have difficulty recognizing faces, what problems does this create for you (for example, work, school, TV)? #autchat
Q4: If you have difficulty recognizing faces, what strategies do you use to recognize people or tell them apart? #autchat
(Special question for Feb 11, 2018)
Q5: This is the three-year anniversary of #autchat! How is autchat going for you? Are there particular things you would like to see in the upcoming year?
Questions for this #autchat were written by @theoriesofminds.