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
IQ doesn’t mean that you’re going to be able to get the best job or necessarily be successful in life. Continue reading There are MANY Types of Intelligence – The Problem with IQ
If I am relaxed, I am just moving. It is my natural ebb and flow. Stimming is like breathing. It just happens and trying to be still is like holding my breath. Continue reading Stimming & Autistic Movement – An Autistic Perspective (Live Video Replay w/Transcript & CC)
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?
The minute I hear a new word, I instantly repeat it back out loud. I often don’t even realize I’ve done this… Continue reading Autistic Speech Patterns – Echolalia, Palilalia, & Verbal Stimming
I was so excited when I found out about stimming because I am a very, very stimmy autistic person and it was really great to learn more about something that has always been a very big part of my life. Continue reading What IS Stimming? – All About Autistic Stimming (with examples & a word about self-harm & stims)
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
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)
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
The autistic community is the community of autistic people themselves. If you are not autistic, you are not a member of the autistic community – I’m sorry – because you, by definition, are not autistic. Continue reading The Difference Between the Autism Community & the Autistic Community