the door stop anon again - i'm really sorry if the way i phrased my question (by saying autistic or "normal") came across as offensive. i really meant to ask if that's generally something autistic children experience(d) or if all children exeperience(d) that sort of thing. I didn't mean to imply that autistic things aren't normal, i'm just still not entirely sure how to say that differently. would i just say "alliatic children"? again, i apologize !
It’s ok! It’s hard figuring out the right language to use, especially if you are new to the community.
I think that what you described would be more of an autistic thing. While an allistic child may play with a door stopper a couple times, they would likely move on quickly to something else whereas an autistic child may become deeply engrossed in playing with a door stop as a form of stimming.