I am a person with many labels and identities, including a few I’ve taken on my own, changing my name (Lyric) and starting a blog (NeuroDivergent Rebel). My labels have given me power and a sense of pride, identity, and belonging I never had before. Continue reading Who is the NeuroDivergent Rebel and WHY do they Write?
Wait times will vary greatly depending on if you live in a country with public health care or not. In America, private healthcare means costs are high, but waits are short. In the UK, services are available, but waitlists can be YEARS long. Continue reading Advice for Anyone Looking to Get an Autism Diagnosis
Trying to figure out the future is challenging enough for young adults. Add a disability into the mix, and things get a whole lot more complicated. After all, when you’re neurodivergent, you always have to ask yourself whether or not a particular career will be feasible for you, if accommodations will be available or effective, and what kind of prejudices you’ll have to overcome from the very start. Continue reading Guest Blog: Linda Chase shares How Neurodivergent People Can Thrive in Business
I saw a protest sign recently that said, “Racism is as American as Baseball” – its true, and THIS is NOT okay. Continue reading Racism in America – An Autistic Perspective – “THIS is Not Okay!”
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)
People sometimes use TRAUMA as an excuse hurt other people. Just because you went through some shit, that doesn’t give you a free pass to LASH out at others. Continue reading An Autistic Guide to Unmasking Abusive & Manipulative People
The ugly duckling grew up believing – falsely – that he was an ugly or defective duck. Eventually the “duckling” learned he wasn’t a duck at all. In the end, the duckling was a perfectly “normal” “average” swan and this knowledge set him free. Continue reading Autism Tales & Stories – The Ugly Duckling
Autistic Pride isn’t just about celebrating who we are. It’s also about coming together, remembering those we’ve lost, and working together towards a brighter future for future generations of autistic and other neurodivergent people. Continue reading 10 Reasons We Need Autistic Pride
The Autistic Sensory Spectrum – Live at Honestly Autism Day 2019 – talking about Stimmig, Sensory Processing, Regulation, and Harmful Stims Transcription Christa Holmans: Um, so, I’m, thank you so much for being here today. Uh, my name is Christa Holmans, … Continue reading The Autistic Sensory Spectrum – Featuring Stimming: The great, the good, and the ugly
People ask about the hard parts.
Is autism a disability? It can be.
Is it all sunshine and rainbows? No. Continue reading Autistic Enigma – My Weaknesses, A Peek Behind the Curtain