Authenticity & Gender Expression with Christa Holmans, the NeuroDivergent Rebel - Two Sides of the Spectrum Podcast Episode 22

Authenticity & Gender Expression – Two Sides of the Spectrum Podcast

I was recently invited to share my thoughts on NeuroDivergent and Queer authenticity on the Two Sides of the Spectrum Podcast with Meg Proctor. I hope you will enjoy our conversation on Autism & Gender Expression. Continue reading Authenticity & Gender Expression – Two Sides of the Spectrum Podcast

You Asked: What Was it Like Growing up Not Knowing You Were Autistic?

Hey everyone. NeuroRebel here. This week is a listener requested topic.

You ask, “What was it like growing up undiscovered, undiagnosed, not knowing that you are Autistic or Neurodivergent?”

Not knowing that I was Autistic, had a very big impact on my life and my experience growing up. I was very aware that I was different, but I didn’t have the vocabulary or an explanation for why or what made me different.

This week, I’m going to share my experience. If you’d like to know a little bit more, please stay tuned. Continue reading You Asked: What Was it Like Growing up Not Knowing You Were Autistic?

Autism & Mental Health – Do ALL Autistic People Have Anxiety?

Many Autistic people have clinically elevated levels of anxiety or at least one anxiety disorder – OCD, GAD, Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, or other Specific Phobia. Continue reading Autism & Mental Health – Do ALL Autistic People Have Anxiety?

Do Autistic People Have Sex – The Truth About Autism & Sex

These are things people don’t want to talk about with regards to Autistic people, and it’s unfortunate because people are often infantilizing us and saying, “Oh no, they’re Autistic. They couldn’t possibly be interested in sex. They couldn’t possibly want to have sex.” This can be very harmful for a lot of reasons.

One big reason being that Autistic and neurodivergent young people may not get proper sex education. Continue reading Do Autistic People Have Sex – The Truth About Autism & Sex

Autism & Insomnia – Why do Some Autistic People Struggle with Sleep?

Unfortunately, it is common knowledge that many Autistic children and adults struggle with sleep problems. This can be hard for parents, who need sleep but have children who seem to be filled with infinite energy, and may not sleep through the night. Continue reading Autism & Insomnia – Why do Some Autistic People Struggle with Sleep?

Neurodiversity in the Workplace, Autistic Burnout, Supporting Gender Diverse Youth

This was an EPIC session! We talked about autistic burnout, autistic accommodations at work, my business Neurodivergent Consulting, how we can support our LGBTQIA+ loved ones, my upcoming book, and SO much more! Continue reading Neurodiversity in the Workplace, Autistic Burnout, Supporting Gender Diverse Youth

Moojag and the Auticode Secret – Book Review

I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and didn’t get to read the book until months later because of bad timing on my end. I don’t normally read a lot of fiction, but this book was fantastic and WELL worth the wait. I really wish I would have read it sooner but then I might not have had the opportunity to have listened to the book on Audible – which was WONDERFULLY acted and played out. Delightfully strange, a page turner for sure. I listened to the entire audio book in one sitting. … Continue reading Moojag and the Auticode Secret – Book Review

Autism & Gender Diversity with Autism Career Pathways

I recently was invited by Autism Career Pathways to have a discussion on the intersectionality between being Autistic/Neurodivergent and LGBTQIA. Continue reading Autism & Gender Diversity with Autism Career Pathways

Setting and Maintaining Boundaries when You are Autistic or Neurodivergent

When I first discovered I was Autistic at the age of 29, it was because I was going through Autistic burnout and that’s because I was in a perpetual state of burning myself out because I didn’t know I was Autistic and I didn’t know how to establish healthy boundaries with the neuro-typical people around me that kept insisting I didn’t really need the things I was saying I needed. Continue reading Setting and Maintaining Boundaries when You are Autistic or Neurodivergent