Can gas lighting be unintentional or can things that are unintentional have the same impact as gaslighting? Continue reading Societal Gaslighting – Can Gaslighting Be Unintentional?
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
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.
Continue reading Autism & Neurodiversity Chat – Are All Autistic People Traumatized? – Problems with the Medical Model
If you were a child and you were getting scolded and you got in trouble for having meltdowns you may have learned to turn all that in on yourself and learn to shut down instead of melting down. Continue reading Autism & Shutdowns – How They Differ from Autistic Meltdowns
There is a rumor that autistic people cannot or never give eye contact and that may be true for some autistic people, but that is not always the case. Continue reading Can Autistic People Make Eye Contact?
Last week we talked about self-diagnosis this week, I’m going to share with you some information about my own personal diagnosis journey and what that experience was like for me personally. Continue reading My Late Autism Diagnosis Journey
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
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)
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?
The minute I hear a new word, I instantly repeat it back out loud. I often don’t even realize I’ve done this… Continue reading Autistic Speech Patterns – Echolalia, Palilalia, & Verbal Stimming