How do autistic people experience physical pain?

Posted by: alisrowe, August 1, 2022

Pain is defined as an unpleasant physical sensation and emotional experience caused by illness or injury.

Individuals on the autism spectrum often exhibit differences in the way they experience pain. These altered experiences could be because of: autism-related communication difficulties, sensory differences or an altered way in which they process pain stimuli.

Our ability to experience pain is really important because it tells us when something is wrong and warns us to avoid dangerous situations.

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