Monotropic minds tend to have their attention pulled more strongly towards a smaller number of interests at any given time, leaving fewer resources for other processes. We argue that this can explain nearly all of the features commonly associated with autism, directly or indirectly. However, you do not need to accept it as a general theory of autism in order for it to be a useful description of common autistic experiences and how to work with them.

This site is intended to be a central resource for learning about Monotropism (as a theory) and monotropism (as a trait).

Read about explanations and applications of the theory, its history, and what’s happening now.

This site also houses an archive of the work of Dr. Dinah Murray.

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