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
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?
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
I recently was invited to chat with Summer Orban on the SOSOS Podcast. I hope you enjoy our autistic ramblings on Autism & Intersectionality. Continue reading I was Invited to Summer Orban’s SOSO Podcast on Autism & Intersectionality
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)
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
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)
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)
Neurodiversity is brain diversity and thinking style diversity. It’s not just autism; I want to make sure that is clear. We should treat people who have different thinking styles with respect and help empower them to be the very best versions of themselves.
Continue reading What is Neurodiversity? – Neurodiversity in a Nutshell