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.

Click on this link for the Program Script and Interview Transcripts for The Medical and Social Models of Autism.  In the medical model, Autism is a neurological developmental disorder. In order to receive disability benefits, support services and social supports, Autistics are known by a medical pathology. A pathology that makes us second class citizens. In the social model we have the movement for Neurodiversity. Autistics and other individuals with conditions like ADHD are capturing our diversity as Neurodivergents to work towards a society of equality and equity. Dr. Scott Frasard will talk with me about why the medical and social models are important, and how the Neurodiversity movement is helping Autistics reach for our full potential in life. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/2daysautistic/support
  1. The Medical and Social Models of Autism
  2. Today’s Autistic Moment: A Podcast for Autistic Adults by An Autistic Adult (Trailer)
  3. Autistic Adults and Internet Safety
  4. Autistic Adults: Substance Abuse Recovery
  5. Autistic Adults: Substance Abuse Addiction

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.

One thought 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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