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

Stimming & Autistic Movement – An Autistic Perspective (Live Video Replay w/Transcript & CC)

If I am relaxed, I am just moving. It is my natural ebb and flow. Stimming is like breathing. It just happens and trying to be still is like holding my breath. Continue reading Stimming & Autistic Movement – An Autistic Perspective (Live Video Replay w/Transcript & CC)

What is Autistic Burnout? What CAUSES Autistic Burnout?

I don’t want to talk to anybody. I become total recluse. I have no energy. I become basically a zombie, like a hollow shell of myself, and I am just on autopilot. And basically in that burnout stage, I can manage to kind of keep my life coasting along, but I’m really only getting just the bare minimum things of life essentials done and life’s bare minimum. Continue reading What is Autistic Burnout? What CAUSES Autistic Burnout?

What IS Stimming? – All About Autistic Stimming (with examples & a word about self-harm & stims)

I was so excited when I found out about stimming because I am a very, very stimmy autistic person and it was really great to learn more about something that has always been a very big part of my life. Continue reading What IS Stimming? – All About Autistic Stimming (with examples & a word about self-harm & stims)

My Autistic Fight Song by Rosie Weldon – Neurodivergent Book Reviews

An intimate look inside the mind of an autistic person, Rosie’s story shows the hidden truth that many autistic people know. How invisible our differences and struggles often are. I can’t praise this book highly enough! Continue reading My Autistic Fight Song by Rosie Weldon – Neurodivergent Book Reviews

Neurotypical Questions – How Can I Be a Better Ally to Autistic People? – Christa Holmans (Neurodivergent Rebel) & Paul Austin (IBM)

We are going to dive in and have a little chat because Paul and I were talking about the importance of having awesome allies and how you can be a good ally to autistic and neurodivergent people, and Paul has some really good questions.  Continue reading Neurotypical Questions – How Can I Be a Better Ally to Autistic People? – Christa Holmans (Neurodivergent Rebel) & Paul Austin (IBM)

Divergent Minds by Jenara Nerenberg – Neurodivergent Book Reviews

I found myself nodding along in agreement, as I quickly devoured this page-turner, filled with relatable experiences, familiar truths, life lessons, and actionable takeaways for sensory humans wanting to live a more fulfilling life. Continue reading Divergent Minds by Jenara Nerenberg – Neurodivergent Book Reviews

An Autistic Entering the Workforce (Book Preview)

Part of my autistic experience is being addicted to knowledge. If I’m interested in something, it is all I think about. My brain is sometimes impossible to turn off. When harnessed correctly, this attribute is what managers often like most about me. When I was a young adult, managing fast food was what I wanted to do more than anything else. I was hungry for all the training I could get.  Continue reading An Autistic Entering the Workforce (Book Preview)

Autism & Overcoming Anxiety Disorder (w/ Neurodivergent Rebel) – Thoughty Auti Podcast Episode #6

In this episode, we about the struggles of anxiety disorders and how they tie into an autism diagnosis all too often. We explore the biological and social sides to anxiety, ways you notice your stress levels increasing, ways to prevent future panic attacks, and mindsets to develop in order to cope with the disorder. Continue reading Autism & Overcoming Anxiety Disorder (w/ Neurodivergent Rebel) – Thoughty Auti Podcast Episode #6