Tantrum or Autistic Meltdown – How You Can Spot the Difference

At first meltdowns and tantrums can look alike, especially at first glance, but knowing the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum can help you to respond appropriately to the situation – by showing compassion and support to someone who is struggling.
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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

Autism & Neurodiversity Chat – Are All Autistic People Traumatized? – Problems with the Medical Model

Topics YOU requested:

The idea that trauma and autism are so hard to distinguish because society doesn’t make untraumatised Autistics.

The problems with how Autistic people are diagnosed/the limitations of the medical model.

What healthy boundaries are and how to keep them kindly.

Late diagnosis and moving forward after discovering you are Autistic late in life.

Overcoming internalized ableism and loving your Autistic self.

Advocating for your needs as an Autistic Person.
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Autistic Mental Health – Neurodivergent Rebel with Haley Moss & Paul Austin

Hey everybody, this is Christa Holmans, Neurodivergent Rebel here and may is mental health awareness month. And however, you know, autistic mental health can differ from non-autistic mental health for a few reasons. And today I am back with Paul Austin, our resident “NT” and Haley Moss, who is the first openly autistic lawyer in Florida, to digest this issue. Continue reading Autistic Mental Health – Neurodivergent Rebel with Haley Moss & Paul Austin