Today’s Autistic Moment: Autistic Adults and Gaslighting

I recently was invited to participate in an interview on a podcast, Today’s Autistic Moment, to talk about Autistic Adults and Gaslighting – a form of manipulation and abuse by which the abuser makes the individual being abused doubt their own reality.

The 50th Show of Today's Autistic Moment: An Achievement by and for Autistic Adults Today’s Autistic Moment: A Podcast for Autistic Adults by An Autistic Adult

Today's Autistic Moment reaches a major milestone with the 50th show.  The podcast began in 2021 with a goal of creating some real social changes for the Autistic Adult Community.  The past two seasons have brought Autistic Adults and professionals who work with Autistics together to talk about the topics that matter most to us. Today's Autistic Moment and Autistic Voices Roundtable Discussions are giving Neurodivergent the chance to use their voices that are so often left out of the conversations about us and having our say.  It is having an impact. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/2daysautistic/support
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  2. The Strengths and Achievements of Autistic Adults
  3. Autistics Communicating
  4. Managing Holiday Stress
  5. Autistic Adults Are Not Children

A Program Script and Interview Transcript for this show can be found on todaysautisticmoment.com/podcast-episodes/ein/.


Gaslighting is a form of manipulation and abuse by which the abuser makes the individual being abused doubt their own reality. Gaslighting occurs by lies and cover ups designed to suggest that the person experiencing the abuse has no understanding of themselves, who they are, what they need and how to manage relationships and their everyday lives.

Autistic Adults experience gaslighting with regards to their sensory processing, questioning whether they are Autistic at all, and spoken to as if they are incompetent at living their lives.

Lyric Holmans, the Neurodivergent Rebel joins Philip to talk about what gaslighting is, and how to self advocate to do some self healing and protect themselves.

2 thoughts on “Today’s Autistic Moment: Autistic Adults and Gaslighting

  1. I’m starting a podcast called Inside Digital Minds. It’s about technology’s effect on the human experience.

    I was wondering if you’d be interested in having a 10 minute interview on the show. Here’s some example questions. Or, you could just talk about your view of technology’s impact on your target audience.

    How has technology affected your social life over the last 10 years?

    How has technology affected the way you cultivate relationships?

    How has technology affected your mental health?

    How has technology impacted your work?

    Emilee

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