The PROBLEM with Autism Awareness Month – why Autistic people urge you not to Light Up Blue

    If you like what I do, and would like more, please consider subscribing on Patreon. Transcriptions below paid for by the Patreon Subscribers.  I truly appreciate you!     Transcript Hi everybody. My name is Christa Holmans, and I’m … Continue reading The PROBLEM with Autism Awareness Month – why Autistic people urge you not to Light Up Blue

Neurotypical Questions – How Can I Be a Better Ally to Autistic People? – Christa Holmans (Neurodivergent Rebel) & Paul Austin (IBM)

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)

What is Neurodiversity? – Neurodiversity in a Nutshell

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.
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Managing Anxiety & Panic Attacks – an Autistic Perspective

If it’s really bad, I’ll start touching my chair with my hand next to me.  I might close my eyes and listen to the sounds in the room around me.  I will probably count and do breathing exercises.  Continue reading Managing Anxiety & Panic Attacks – an Autistic Perspective

Autism Advocacy – The Importance of Autistic Voices

As an autistic person, I feel like, for me, my emotional response is more intense to certain situations, and people don’t always respond well to me being “overly emotional” and people expect me to get my emotions under control.  But I am feeling very, very intense emotions, so sometimes it’s not that simple. Continue reading Autism Advocacy – The Importance of Autistic Voices

Anxiety and Autism/Neurodiversity Issues on The Anxious Truth Podcast

This week I had the pleasure of being invited into The Anxious Truth Podcast. We discuss some of the overlapping issues found in both anxiety disorders and autism and other neurodivergent conditions such as ADHD.  Continue reading Anxiety and Autism/Neurodiversity Issues on The Anxious Truth Podcast

Neurodiversity at Work – Neurodivergent Rebel at Autism at Work Florida (Oct 2019)

Transcription [music playing]   Female speaker 1: Good morning. It is day 2 and I am almost ready to call my Uber for– so I can get– for so I can get myself what? So I can get myself over … Continue reading Neurodiversity at Work – Neurodivergent Rebel at Autism at Work Florida (Oct 2019)