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NeuroDiversity & Disability – Flexing the Systems Instead of Blaming People for Being Unable to Fit In

Being Autistic is not all sunshine and rainbows. In fact, it sucks sometimes, especially because of society systems & the world being stacked against us. Let’s talk about why some of us share the good parts of being Autistic: Continue reading NeuroDiversity & Disability – Flexing the Systems Instead of Blaming People for Being Unable to Fit In

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Who is the NeuroDivergent Rebel and WHY do they Write?

I am a person with many labels and identities, including a few I’ve taken on my own, changing my name (Lyric) and starting a blog (NeuroDivergent Rebel). My labels have given me power and a sense of pride, identity, and belonging I never had before. Continue reading Who is the NeuroDivergent Rebel and WHY do they Write?

The Naughty Autie in Conversation with Lyric Holmans about Autism & NeuroDiversity

This week we’re diving into the down and dirty – from ABA to Problems with the medical model we are not afraid of or avoiding controversy. Continue reading The Naughty Autie in Conversation with Lyric Holmans about Autism & NeuroDiversity

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