Rethinking the Way We Describe Autistic People – From Problems to Possibilities

My childhood best friend reminded me of this, when she shared her thoughts about why, when I disclosed the fact that I was Autistic, she said ” that made everything make sense. – I remember when you were younger and you couldn’t do anything, but now I’ve seen you evolve into a totally new person. Who is able to do just about anything they set their mind to. It’s been wonderful to see you grow and evolve over the years.” Continue reading Rethinking the Way We Describe Autistic People – From Problems to Possibilities

You Asked: What Was it Like Growing up Not Knowing You Were Autistic?

Hey everyone. NeuroRebel here. This week is a listener requested topic.

You ask, “What was it like growing up undiscovered, undiagnosed, not knowing that you are Autistic or Neurodivergent?”

Not knowing that I was Autistic, had a very big impact on my life and my experience growing up. I was very aware that I was different, but I didn’t have the vocabulary or an explanation for why or what made me different.

This week, I’m going to share my experience. If you’d like to know a little bit more, please stay tuned. Continue reading You Asked: What Was it Like Growing up Not Knowing You Were Autistic?

Autism & Mental Health – Do ALL Autistic People Have Anxiety?

Many Autistic people have clinically elevated levels of anxiety or at least one anxiety disorder – OCD, GAD, Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, or other Specific Phobia. Continue reading Autism & Mental Health – Do ALL Autistic People Have Anxiety?

Neurotaboo Series KickOff – Neurodiversity and Religion (January 25, 2021)

In the first session of the NeuroTaboo Series – Jude Morrow, founder of Neurodiversity Training International and Christa Holmans of Neurodivergent Rebel & Neurodivergent Consulting discuss Neurodiversity and Faith. – Space is extremely limited. Reserve your spot now! Continue reading Neurotaboo Series KickOff – Neurodiversity and Religion (January 25, 2021)

Setting and Maintaining Boundaries when You are Autistic or Neurodivergent

When I first discovered I was Autistic at the age of 29, it was because I was going through Autistic burnout and that’s because I was in a perpetual state of burning myself out because I didn’t know I was Autistic and I didn’t know how to establish healthy boundaries with the neuro-typical people around me that kept insisting I didn’t really need the things I was saying I needed. Continue reading Setting and Maintaining Boundaries when You are Autistic or Neurodivergent

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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Does Autism Present Differently in Women & Girls? What about Non-Binary Autistic People?

We’ve got a long history of missteps when it comes to autism and gender. For example, the original model of autism is based very specifically on a very narrow definition of straight, cis, white, male autistic children. Continue reading Does Autism Present Differently in Women & Girls? What about Non-Binary Autistic People?