Managing Anxiety & Panic Attacks – an Autistic Perspective

If it’s really bad, I’ll start touching my chair with my hand next to me.  I might close my eyes and listen to the sounds in the room around me.  I will probably count and do breathing exercises.  Continue reading Managing Anxiety & Panic Attacks – an Autistic Perspective

Autism Advocacy – The Importance of Autistic Voices

As an autistic person, I feel like, for me, my emotional response is more intense to certain situations, and people don’t always respond well to me being “overly emotional” and people expect me to get my emotions under control.  But I am feeling very, very intense emotions, so sometimes it’s not that simple. Continue reading Autism Advocacy – The Importance of Autistic Voices

Anxiety and Autism/Neurodiversity Issues on The Anxious Truth Podcast

This week I had the pleasure of being invited into The Anxious Truth Podcast. We discuss some of the overlapping issues found in both anxiety disorders and autism and other neurodivergent conditions such as ADHD.  Continue reading Anxiety and Autism/Neurodiversity Issues on The Anxious Truth Podcast

Neurodivergent Rebel’s Autistic Solo Travel – Autism at Work – Austin to Florida

Part one of 2! Stay tuned for more!!!! Transcript [Intro music]   Speaker 1: Hey guys, it is– what is it? Wednesday. I am– I’m packing for Autism at Work in Florida. I need to leave home tomorrow at 5:00 … Continue reading Neurodivergent Rebel’s Autistic Solo Travel – Autism at Work – Austin to Florida

An Autistic Perspective – Disclosing & Accommodations

At first, some people may feel the urge to run around and tell everybody this new information when they find out they’re autistic.  However, disclosing can be very tricky, especially in the workplace. Continue reading An Autistic Perspective – Disclosing & Accommodations

The Autistic Sensory Spectrum – Featuring Stimming: The great, the good, and the ugly

The Autistic Sensory Spectrum – Live at Honestly Autism Day 2019 – talking about Stimmig, Sensory Processing, Regulation, and Harmful Stims   Transcription Christa Holmans: Um, so, I’m, thank you so much for being here today. Uh, my name is Christa Holmans, … Continue reading The Autistic Sensory Spectrum – Featuring Stimming: The great, the good, and the ugly

The BEST Print On Demand Store? – Zazzle, Redbubble, or Cafe Press?

What’s the best print on demand store? Zazzle, Redbubble, or Cafe Press?     Transcription:   Hi everyone! congratulations if you’re seeing this video it means you survived April and it is now May and if you don’t know why … Continue reading The BEST Print On Demand Store? – Zazzle, Redbubble, or Cafe Press?

Hire Me!!! – Autistic People as Employees

This week I wanted to talk about why I make a great employee as an autistic person, and I want to take that one step further and say not only why I’m a great employee as an autistic person, but why being an autistic person makes me a great employee.  I’m not a great employee in spite of my autism. Continue reading Hire Me!!! – Autistic People as Employees

Interviewing Myself – Disclosing Autism During a Job Interview

I want to say that this might not be right for everyone.  There are just some situations where unfortunately, for one reason or another, it just may not be safe for someone to be openly autistic because there are still plenty of stigma and misinformation out there.  But those of us who are able to be openly autistic, it’s important because we do need to correct that misinformation.  And just by existing and being honest and open with the world, we have the opportunity to do that.  Continue reading Interviewing Myself – Disclosing Autism During a Job Interview