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This post won’t be talking about autism specifically, but another less-known disorder that is often associated with it; face-blindness. To any friends or loved ones that I haven’t told about this; I know this might be a weird thing to read about, but at least I don’t remember how your face looked on bad days.

What is it?

The medical term for this disorder is prosopagnosia, and it is described as, “A neurological disorder characterised by difficulty or inability to recognise faces” by the NHS website (link below). I usually explain it to people by saying that I can’t visualise someone’s face when I think about them, and so when I meet them I find it very difficult to recognise them by their facial features. When I try to conjure up someone’s face that I have not seen in a while, it’s basically impossible.
This disorder can be…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is Feel free to contact me.


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