Although, we talk about autism topics all year long on this channel, because one month is really not enough. Autistic people exist 365 days of the year. And this week we’re talking about why it is important for Autistic people to be able to have a sense of Autistic pride. Continue reading Why Autistic Pride and Empowerment are Important
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
Hey everyone, NeuroRebel here. And you may know already that April is a month where a lot of people are going to be talking about autism, some of them may not even be Autistic. This month as we jump into April, I just wanted to start by sharing, from an Autistic perspective, why you should not light up blue to honor and respect Autistic people. Continue reading Why You Should NOT Light Up Blue to Raise Awareness of Autism & Autistic People
My childhood best friend reminded me of this, when she shared her thoughts about why, when I disclosed the fact that I was Autistic, she said ” that made everything make sense. – I remember when you were younger and you couldn’t do anything, but now I’ve seen you evolve into a totally new person. Who is able to do just about anything they set their mind to. It’s been wonderful to see you grow and evolve over the years.” Continue reading Rethinking the Way We Describe Autistic People – From Problems to Possibilities
In celebration and reflection upon my life, and with determination to never stop playing even as I grow and mature, I set out to the park to do a very special birthday skate dance. Continue reading 34th Birthday Skate Dance Celebration
We are emailing to let you all know about our upcoming Autistics’ Roundtable Webinar, next week on Tuesday. The topic for March’s installment is the media’s representation of autism specifically and disability broadly. Continue reading Free Autism/Disability Media Representation webinar on 3/30
If you have been around for awhile, you probably already know I talk with my hands, a lot, and this week I’m going to share why. If you’re new, welcome, I hope you stay tuned. Continue reading Autistic Happy Flappy Hands & Talking With My Hands – Autism & Hand Movements
Meet Lani – recently Lani invited me to have a conversation for her internet show NeuroDivergent Girls. Lani describes herself as a “NeuroDivergent chick that wants to help you connect and understand the complexities of our world.” Lani was diagnosed … Continue reading NeuroDivergent Girls – Recognize Your Strengths, Reduce Overwhelm, and Realize Your Dreams
Texas is one of the last states to approve ABA for autistic children on Medicaid. We have a small window of time to tell our state senators and representatives about the dangers and why they should hold the funding.
The Stop Texas ABA Coalition is looking for #ActuallyAutistic #ABASurvivors to post short videos on the harmful effects it has had on your life. We will combine them together to show during legislative hearings so that our community is represented in these decisions.
Continue reading Stop ABA in Texas – #StopTXABA
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?