Autistic Sensory Issues – The Relationship Between Sensory Processing Differences & My Digestive Problems

Today I’m going to be talking about sensory processing, and the impact that that has on my stomach; because I don’t think a lot of people have spoken about this, and I want to know if anyone else is noticing what I am noticing.

Unfortunately, stomach problems are something that a lot of Autistic People will deal with. I know because I am an Autistic Person who has dealt with stomach issues off and on throughout my entire life.

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Autism and Alcohol – My Autistic Experience with Drinking

From personal experience, I can say that I used to use alcohol because I had social anxiety, and had all of these mandatory work networking happy hours and events, where there was always free alcohol; and alcohol made the anxiety numb, and let me tolerate being in these situations that, if I was listening to my gut, and my self, and how I really felt, I would have chosen not to go to anyway. I was putting a bandaid on things.

One or two drinks, and I noticed that the sensory experience, if it is a bit overwhelming, can sometimes become a bit less intense for me, and it is easier for me to go with the flow a little bit, as my inhibitions go down, but it doesn’t take as much alcohol, as it takes other people, to get me tipsy. Continue reading Autism and Alcohol – My Autistic Experience with Drinking

I’m Autistic PLUS – Co Occurrence, Multiple NeuroDivergence, & Why Its Rarely JUST Autism

It’s rarely JUST Autism…

I am Autistic and I also have ADHD. There are some mental health issues I have, some diagnosed, some not. I have diagnosed anxiety disorder, in addition to being Autistic. I have a diagnosis of IBS. I have migraines and seizures in addition to being Autistic. I have insomnia in addition to being Autistic.

There’s just many things that Autistic People can have going on in addition to being Autistic. I am also hyperlexic, in addition to being Autistic. I am not just Autistic. I am Autistic and I have more going on in my life, which, I mean, it’s the case with NeuroTypical People. Continue reading I’m Autistic PLUS – Co Occurrence, Multiple NeuroDivergence, & Why Its Rarely JUST Autism

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Autism & Sensory Aversion – Autistic Sensory Processing & Avoidance

This week, we’re going to be talking about sensory avoiding and why, if there is a sense that is causing you pain or sensation that’s causing you pain, avoiding it is a perfectly natural response for an Autistic Person, and often a good choice. So let’s dive in.. Continue reading Autism & Sensory Aversion – Autistic Sensory Processing & Avoidance

Autism & Sensory Seeking – Why do Autistic People Sensory Seek?

As we dive in and talk about sensory seeking it’s first important to point out that this is going to be around all of the senses. So we’ve got the sense of touch, the sense of sound, hearing, sight, smell, taste, feeling your body in motion in space, and your sense of balance. These are all senses that are affected by sensory processing. Continue reading Autism & Sensory Seeking – Why do Autistic People Sensory Seek?

Night Time LED Hoop Stim Dance Flow

I’ve been feeling a bit worn down and burnout laity, but since learning that I was Autistic (almost 5 ago now), I now know the signs and have a better understanding of the work (or lack there of) that may be required for recovery.

Engaging in one’s passions can be a wonderful way for NeuroDivergent Humans to recharge their worn out batteries. Continue reading Night Time LED Hoop Stim Dance Flow

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?