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.

Program Scripts and Interview Transcripts can be found by going the New Podcast Episodes page or the Episode Index page at the website for Today's Autistic Moment. The most important, and challenging quote to remember is "If you have met one Autistic Person, you have met one Autistic Person."  Autistic Adults are not immune from struggling with the diversity among other Autistic people.  George Williams joins me to talk about how Autistic Adults can manage our relationships with other Autistic individuals. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/2daysautistic/support
  1. Managing Relationships with Other Autistics
  2. Autistic Adults: Coming Out as Autistic, Queer, Asexual and Nonbinary
  3. Autistic Adults: Let’s Talk About Consent
  4. Autistic Adults: Dating, Romantic Relationships and Sexuality
  5. Achievements of Today’s Autistic Moment

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.

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  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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