What IS Autism? – The Whole Person Model or the Differences Model (Book Preview)

Both the medical model and my model agree on something. Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental difference or neurodivergent brain type. It is present from birth, genetic, and may be masked or hidden by coping strategies.  Continue reading What IS Autism? – The Whole Person Model or the Differences Model (Book Preview)

Autism & Overcoming Anxiety Disorder (w/ Neurodivergent Rebel) – Thoughty Auti Podcast Episode #6

In this episode, we about the struggles of anxiety disorders and how they tie into an autism diagnosis all too often. We explore the biological and social sides to anxiety, ways you notice your stress levels increasing, ways to prevent future panic attacks, and mindsets to develop in order to cope with the disorder. Continue reading Autism & Overcoming Anxiety Disorder (w/ Neurodivergent Rebel) – Thoughty Auti Podcast Episode #6

The Autism Podcast – Season 2, episode 5 – Interview with Christa Holmans (aka Neurodivergent Rebel) on the topic of Neurodiversity

In Season 2, episode 5 of The Autism Podcast, we speak about all things neurodiversity, what neurodiversity means, why it is so important and the stigma associated with it, how to promote neurodiversity in the workplace and the importance of this, and much more. Continue reading The Autism Podcast – Season 2, episode 5 – Interview with Christa Holmans (aka Neurodivergent Rebel) on the topic of Neurodiversity

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