My Autistic Fight Song by Rosie Weldon – Neurodivergent Book Reviews

An intimate look inside the mind of an autistic person, Rosie’s story shows the hidden truth that many autistic people know. How invisible our differences and struggles often are. I can’t praise this book highly enough! Continue reading My Autistic Fight Song by Rosie Weldon – Neurodivergent Book Reviews

The PROBLEM with Autism Awareness Month – why Autistic people urge you not to Light Up Blue

    If you like what I do, and would like more, please consider subscribing on Patreon. Transcriptions below paid for by the Patreon Subscribers.  I truly appreciate you!     Transcript Hi everybody. My name is Christa Holmans, and I’m … Continue reading The PROBLEM with Autism Awareness Month – why Autistic people urge you not to Light Up Blue

Neurotypical Questions – How Can I Be a Better Ally to Autistic People? – Christa Holmans (Neurodivergent Rebel) & Paul Austin (IBM)

We are going to dive in and have a little chat because Paul and I were talking about the importance of having awesome allies and how you can be a good ally to autistic and neurodivergent people, and Paul has some really good questions.  Continue reading Neurotypical Questions – How Can I Be a Better Ally to Autistic People? – Christa Holmans (Neurodivergent Rebel) & Paul Austin (IBM)

Divergent Minds by Jenara Nerenberg – Neurodivergent Book Reviews

I found myself nodding along in agreement, as I quickly devoured this page-turner, filled with relatable experiences, familiar truths, life lessons, and actionable takeaways for sensory humans wanting to live a more fulfilling life. Continue reading Divergent Minds by Jenara Nerenberg – Neurodivergent Book Reviews

An Autistic Entering the Workforce (Book Preview)

Part of my autistic experience is being addicted to knowledge. If I’m interested in something, it is all I think about. My brain is sometimes impossible to turn off. When harnessed correctly, this attribute is what managers often like most about me. When I was a young adult, managing fast food was what I wanted to do more than anything else. I was hungry for all the training I could get.  Continue reading An Autistic Entering the Workforce (Book Preview)

What IS Autism? – The Whole Person Model or the Differences Model (Book Preview)

Both the medical model and my model agree on something. Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental difference or neurodivergent brain type. It is present from birth, genetic, and may be masked or hidden by coping strategies.  Continue reading What IS Autism? – The Whole Person Model or the Differences Model (Book Preview)

What is Neurodiversity? – Neurodiversity in a Nutshell

Neurodiversity is brain diversity and thinking style diversity. It’s not just autism; I want to make sure that is clear. We should treat people who have different thinking styles with respect and help empower them to be the very best versions of themselves.
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Secret Stims – Can Autistic People Hide Their Stimming? – an Autistic Perspective

I spend a lot of time talking about being out and proud and not hiding who you are, and trying not to hold in stims, and take the mask off and all that good stuff, but I haven’t always been in this place.  This has been a journey and before I was diagnosed autistic, my experience was very different.  Continue reading Secret Stims – Can Autistic People Hide Their Stimming? – an Autistic Perspective

An Autistic Guide to Unmasking Abusive & Manipulative People

People sometimes use TRAUMA as an excuse hurt other people. Just because you went through some shit, that doesn’t give you a free pass to LASH out at others. Continue reading An Autistic Guide to Unmasking Abusive & Manipulative People

Autism & Overcoming Anxiety Disorder (w/ Neurodivergent Rebel) – Thoughty Auti Podcast Episode #6

In this episode, we about the struggles of anxiety disorders and how they tie into an autism diagnosis all too often. We explore the biological and social sides to anxiety, ways you notice your stress levels increasing, ways to prevent future panic attacks, and mindsets to develop in order to cope with the disorder. Continue reading Autism & Overcoming Anxiety Disorder (w/ Neurodivergent Rebel) – Thoughty Auti Podcast Episode #6