Monotropism

Updates

  • Translating this site
    If you’re potentially interested in translating any of the materials on this site into your own language, please sign up here! Reaching an international audience is a high priority for me (Fergus). In much of the world, non-autistic specialists dominate the discourse around autism even more than they do in the English-speaking world. This is probably because autistic communities spread across different countries have often defaulted to English, as the most commonly […]
  • Theory Vs Trait
    Originally a Twitter thread. I want to talk a bit about Monotropism as a theory of autism vs. monotropism as a cognitive trait. The first thing to say is that it was always both: the trait was identified because it seemed to explain so much about autistic experience. Dinah Murray (that’s my mum) started thinking about this around 1991, and first presented on it at the Durham autism conference in 1992. @WennLawson […]
  • Audio: podcasts etc.
    For those who like to take things in through their ears, here’s a collection of audio-only resources relating to monotropism. If we’re missing any, please let us know!
  • Wenn & Fergus on the Autism Stories podcast + questionnaire poster
    Recently Wenn Lawson and Fergus Murray were interviewed by Doug Blecher for the Autism Stories podcast. Wenn, Dinah and Fergus all previously appeared in separate episodes. Meanwhile, preliminary results of the previously discussed monotropism questionnaire have been announced: according to this measure, autistic people overwhelmingly tend to be substantially more monotropic than the general population. ADHDers are also more monotropic, but not as much as autistic people, unless they are autistic – in which case, they […]
  • Aucademy Live on Monotropism
    On Saturday (2022-07-02) Fergus Murray, Tanya Adkin, Chloe Farahar and Ben Usher-Barrass discussed monotropism on Aucademy for a little over an hour and a half. It was a wide-ranging discussion, covering (among other things) an introduction to the theory, a lot about the practical applications, why it’s taken so long for substantial research to get going on it, and our hopes for the future. If you are interested in the textual discussion […]
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