Hey everybody, NeuroRebel here, and today we’re talking about sensory protective gear. Continue reading Autistic Sensory Protection – Gear for Sensory Processing Differences
Autistic masking is when Autistic people consciously or subconsciously mask their Autistic traits in order to blend in or appear to be neurotypical.
Continue reading Camouflaging Autism – What is Autistic Masking?
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
I spend a lot of time talking about being out and proud and not hiding who you are, and trying not to hold in stims, and take the mask off and all that good stuff, but I haven’t always been in this place. This has been a journey and before I was diagnosed autistic, my experience was very different. Continue reading Secret Stims – Can Autistic People Hide Their Stimming? – an Autistic Perspective
Do you have any calming and soothing routines or rituals that you use to help unwind and slow yourself down if you find yourself moving a bit too quickly? Continue reading Autistic Self Care – Weighted Blanket Relaxation & Anxiety Relief