Recently I was invited back to the the Spectrumly Speaking audio podcast on DifferentBrains.org.
This time we spoke about holiday gift giving and receiving for and as Autistic people. Continue reading Spectrumly Speaking # 104: Gift-giving on the Spectrum
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
Autisticly Aaron In this weeks episode, chats with Christa Holmans a gender fluid neurodivergent advocate known to many as the Neurodivergent Rebel a leader in the conversation on neurodivergent rights. Autisticly Aaron also has Fen from Stimolgy in the Stim Pride Show Case and your weekly neuro news desk breifing. Continue reading PODCAST – The Gender Expression One, Autisticly Aaron Chats with Christa Holmans (NeuroRebel)
I recently was invited to an interview on Neurodiversity news. Don’t forget to check out the full interview on their site. Continue reading Neurodiversity News Interview
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
Growing up, our parents teach us, ” sticks and stones will break your bones, but words can never hurt you.” But the mind games that these abusive people play really messes you up. – @NeuroRebel Continue reading Signs of Abusive People – An Autistic Guide to Detecting Manipulative & Abusive People
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
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)
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)
People sometimes use TRAUMA as an excuse hurt other people. Just because you went through some shit, that doesn’t give you a free pass to LASH out at others. Continue reading An Autistic Guide to Unmasking Abusive & Manipulative People