I found an old medical report; ‘ Is able to maintain eye contact, making autism unlikely’
This comment is inaccurate and often contributes to outdated stereotypes on ‘what autism looks like’ I can make and keep eye contact with those I trust, or I feel they understand me.
I do not keep eye contact when I am listening simply because I am concentrating on what you are saying.
If I look at your face when you are talking, I am distracted by your facial expressions, I then try to process your facial expressions into meaning.
While I am doing this, I guarantee you I am not listening
I listen with my ears not my eyes, this doesn’t mean I am not listening.