NeuroDivergent people’s differences are cognitive and invisible and impact how we interpret the world, process information, and interact with others.
Our differences also impact our strengths and weaknesses, what tasks and environments will drain us, and what tasks and environments will invigorate us. Continue reading NeuroDivergence, Surviving Capitalism as an Autistic ADHD Human, and Finding a Career Path that Works for YOU
Our individual brains’ combination of NeuroTypes (because people seldom have only one measurable brain difference) heavily influences our reality, including our experience of time (and space). Continue reading NeuroDivergence Time & Hyperfocus – Managing Time & Hyperfocus as an NeuroDivervgent Person so it Doesn’t Ruin Your Life (an Autistic ADHD Perspective)
I’d been told to listen to these adults and do what they said, and they had said I was “bad,” and I believed them. Since I thought I was “bad,” I felt I deserved all the punishment (abuse) I received.
Continue reading Abused at School: Why Autistic Kids May Not Speak Up When They’ve Been Harmed by a Teacher
If Autistic People are determined “too vulnerable” to know what’s best for us in one area of our lives, what’s to stop them from applying this logic to other areas?
Continue reading Autistic Trans Adults are the Latest Target of Anti-Trans Legislation (but ALL Autistics are in Danger)
There is a misconception that, because someone’s NeuroDivergence is identified in adulthood, they struggled less growing up than NeuroDivergent People diagnosed as children.
Continue reading Self-Identified Autistics: IS diagnosis a Privilege? Why Some People May Self-Diagnose with Autism
To onlookers it may have seemed that I was “acting more Autistic” since my diagnosis, but in reality I was done with the shame, hiding my Autistic traits, and done acting NeuroTypical.
Continue reading Do I seem MORE Autistic to you NOW? Why many Autistics stop camouflaging their Autistic traits post autism discovery.
What are three activities that drain you, and what are three activities that recharge or energize you? Continue reading Autism, NeuroDivergence, and Energy Regulation – I Always Seem to be “Too Much”
#ActuallyAutistic #AskingAutistics – do you have comfort movies, shows, or songs? Continue reading Autistic “Insistence on Sameness”… or Comfort in Familiarity?
For me (and many late-identified Autistics), it’s not that the signs weren’t noticeable or didn’t hinder my life previously, but that many were overlooked, ignored, dismissed, or unrecognized.
Continue reading Hints & Signs I Was Autistic – Why My Autism Was Missed Growing Up