A purple book cover with the words Workplace NeuroDiversity Rising in the top middle, in a bold blocky font. Above that is the icon of a brain above white texts that reads Lyric Rivera NeuroDivergent rebel above an off-white box that includes text that reads neuroDiversity = all brains neurodivergent and NeuroTypical working together and supporting each other - and a pale teal and purple box at the bottom with dark purple text that reads “rethinking Workplace policy and culture to include people with diverse brains, and create workplaces where NeuroDivergent (and NeuroTypical) team members shine

Paperback Pre-Oders Available NOW!

Hello All, I am REALLY excited about THIS… You can now pre-order print versions of my book, Workplace NeuroDiversity Rising!!!! ORDER YOURS NOW: https://books2read.com/NeuroDiversity-Rising For an author like me, who is self publishing, pre-sales are everything, as they will influence … Continue reading Paperback Pre-Oders Available NOW!

Autism and ADHD are NOT Bad Behavior – Ways I Was Punished for Being NeuroDivergent

Hi, my name is Lyric, and I am a late discovered, NeuroDivergent adult, meaning I’m Autistic, but I didn’t find out I was Autistic until I was 29, and the ADHD wasn’t diagnosed until I was in my mid-thirties.

I went a large portion of my life, falsely, believing I was a NeuroTypical. Because I did not have the autism or ADHD labels for myself growing up, other labels were put on me as a young person: “stubborn rebellious, difficult hyperactive, poor self-control, someone who doesn’t apply themselves”.

All of these were put on me because nobody knew that I was NeuroDivergent, and, in a lot of ways, my NeuroDivergence was punished growing up.

If you’d like to know the ways in which my NeuroDivergent traits were punished, please do stay tuned. Continue reading Autism and ADHD are NOT Bad Behavior – Ways I Was Punished for Being NeuroDivergent

Autistic Pride Is NOT Just about the Good Parts of Being NeuroDivergent

I wanted to talk about Autistic Pride, as I talk about each and every year. I talk about it every year, because it is so important for Autistic People to be able to feel pride in ourselves, especially when society, often, tells us that we are defective, broken, and that our ways of doing things: interacting with, engaging with, and experiencing the world, are wrong; and that we should strive to cover up the NeuroDivergent parts of ourselves. Continue reading Autistic Pride Is NOT Just about the Good Parts of Being NeuroDivergent

Open letter to the Lancet Commission on the future of care and clinical research in autism

We find the proposal to adopt the term ‘profound autism’ highly problematic, as well as the overall emphasis on behavioural interventions, excluding more recent, promising approaches. We disagree with the recommendation to focus clinical research on randomised controlled trials for short-term interventions, including medication and behavioural trials. Continue reading Open letter to the Lancet Commission on the future of care and clinical research in autism

Hints & Signs I Was Autistic – Why My Autism Was Missed Growing Up

NeuroRebel here, and this week is a highly requested video from you. I am going to share some of the hints that I was Autistic growing up that were missed. So if this interests you and you are one of the ones that has been asking about this, please stay tuned as we dive in. Continue reading Hints & Signs I Was Autistic – Why My Autism Was Missed Growing Up