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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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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Autism & Food Issues – Autistic Sensory Related Food Aversion

Anyone ever said to you, “don’t worry. If they’re hungry, they will eat”? This week, we’re going to talk about why that is not necessarily true with autistic and neurodivergent kids, especially if they have sensory issues, like many of us do. Continue reading Autism & Food Issues – Autistic Sensory Related Food Aversion

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 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)

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

What IS Autism? – The Whole Person Model or the Differences Model (Book Preview)

Both the medical model and my model agree on something. Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental difference or neurodivergent brain type. It is present from birth, genetic, and may be masked or hidden by coping strategies.  Continue reading What IS Autism? – The Whole Person Model or the Differences Model (Book Preview)