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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

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

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

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

The Ben and J Show – Featuring Christa Holmans the Neurodivergent Rebel

We will talk about learning to read at age 1.5, late diagnosis, why being diagnosed is a huge privilege that many may never experience, the connection between being Autistic and gender-nonconforming, and MORE! Continue reading The Ben and J Show – Featuring Christa Holmans the Neurodivergent Rebel