AskingAutistics – David Rivera – How do you maintain a Healthy Relationship while on the Spectrum?

Lyric and David answer: “How do you maintain a healthy relationship while on the spectrum?” Continue reading AskingAutistics – David Rivera – How do you maintain a Healthy Relationship while on the Spectrum?

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Workplace NeuroDiversity Rising – Start Making Immediate Changes to the World Around You

Workplace NeuroDiversity Rising is intended to be a tool that can help ANYONE who wants to make the world, or the spaces around them more inclusive for NeuroDivergent (and all) People, in organizations, communities, schools, and beyond. Continue reading Workplace NeuroDiversity Rising – Start Making Immediate Changes to the World Around You

AskingAutistics – David Rivera pt 1 – Autism, Echolalia, and Mimicry

I’ve been thinking about the direction. I want NeuroDivergent Rebel to go in the new year, and I’ve built up with the help of all of you, this platform that I think is really awesome, but I think it has the potential to be even more awesome. And as many of you know, the reason I started asking autistic is because I never want my voice to be the only voice that’s heard on this platform.
So I ask a lot of questions, hoping that many of you will share your experiences as well. And in the new year, I’m hoping to start interviewing other NeuroDivergent voices in the community. Continue reading AskingAutistics – David Rivera pt 1 – Autism, Echolalia, and Mimicry

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2022 Was Amazing and I am EXCITED about 2023

If you would have told me at the beginning of 2022, that by the end of the year I would be the author of a best-selling business ethics book (Workplace NeuroDiversity Rising) that would be praised in Forbes as “an excellent ‘how to manual’ based on lived experience and professional competence” I’m not sure I would have believed it. Continue reading 2022 Was Amazing and I am EXCITED about 2023

Society’s Attitudes Towards Autistic and Other NeuroDivergent People Can Be Deadly

There are a lot of obstacles that Autistic and NeuroDivergent People face, from sensory challenges, communication challenges, and misunderstandings with NeuroTypical people, and sometimes even other Autistic and NeuroDivergent People. There’s also the challenge of not having people respect and understand the way you process information.
With all of these obstacles that NeuroDivergent People face in the world, for many of us, one of the biggest obstacles that we can face, unfortunately, is often going to be the attitudes that other people have about NeuroDivergent People and NeuroDivergent traits.
Continue reading Society’s Attitudes Towards Autistic and Other NeuroDivergent People Can Be Deadly

Executive Functioning Differences and NeuroDivergent People – My Autistic ADHD Experience

According to understood dot com: executive functioning is a set of mental skills that includes working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. We use these skills every day to learn work and manage daily life. Trouble with executive functioning can make it hard to focus, follow directions, and handle emotions among other things. Continue reading Executive Functioning Differences and NeuroDivergent People – My Autistic ADHD Experience

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Autism and Burnout – My Experience With Autistic Burnout

Something that we tend to agree upon, when talking about Autistic burnout, is that it is the result from having to force ourselves into a society that wasn’t designed to take our needs and considerations into account, whether that is our sensory processing differences, our differences in the ways our bodies move and the ways we communicate. Continue reading Autism and Burnout – My Experience With Autistic Burnout