My guest post, entitled “The Hurt Vehicle: One Boy’s Empathy,” went live today at the blog “Autism and Empathy.” Please do head over and check it out. I wrote it specifically for that blog, so it won’t be appearing here.
The owner of the blog, Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg, is always looking for more submissions, so perhaps consider submitting your own posts too. The submission guidelines are on the side bar of her site.
The questions surrounding autism and empathy, continue to be complex and highly emotional; with issues of empathy closely tied to people’s notions (and ideals) of humanity. Coincidentally, a reply by Simon Baron-Cohen to Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg, on issues of empathy, was recently published on the Autism Blogs Directory main page. It is very thought-provoking and has attracted many comments; do head over if you’d like to get a better feel and overview of the broader debate.