Academic Privilege – Is the Public Education System Destroying NeuroDivergent People?

The school systems are designed and tailored to teach one style of learner and one type of teaching.  Those of us who learn, and experience, and process information differently are often treated as if we are problems, when we fail to fit into the neuro-typical education system. Continue reading Academic Privilege – Is the Public Education System Destroying NeuroDivergent People?

The Dangers of Assuming All Autistic People Have Anxiety & How Anxiety Messes With My Life

 If we look, specifically, at Autistic people, It is estimated by the American Psychiatric Association that one in five, 19% of adults in the United States have some form of mental illness, and these numbers are, naturally, higher among Autistic and NeuroDivergent populations, which is  expected, because also according to the APA, minority groups are at higher risk for developing mental health conditions.

 If you are a member of multiple minority groups, and you are multiplying marginalized, You can multiply this risk for mental health issues, because of the additional pressures that are placed upon you by society. Continue reading The Dangers of Assuming All Autistic People Have Anxiety & How Anxiety Messes With My Life

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The Miracle of Assistive Technology for Auditory Processing Problems in Public

One of my biggest struggles, as an Autistic Person with Sensory Processing Differences, is often the modern indoor sensory environment (especially places where many humans tend to gather under one roof).

Before I knew I was Autistic, I would find myself in these places, feeling extremely agitated and overwhelmed but not realizing this feeling was sensory overload, and my flight/fight response being triggered. Continue reading The Miracle of Assistive Technology for Auditory Processing Problems in Public

You Asked: What Was it Like Growing up Not Knowing You Were Autistic?

Hey everyone. NeuroRebel here. This week is a listener requested topic.

You ask, “What was it like growing up undiscovered, undiagnosed, not knowing that you are Autistic or Neurodivergent?”

Not knowing that I was Autistic, had a very big impact on my life and my experience growing up. I was very aware that I was different, but I didn’t have the vocabulary or an explanation for why or what made me different.

This week, I’m going to share my experience. If you’d like to know a little bit more, please stay tuned. Continue reading You Asked: What Was it Like Growing up Not Knowing You Were Autistic?

What is AutiGender? – The Relationship Between Autism & Gender – An Autistic Perspective

According to LGBTA, Wiki, “Autigender or Autism, gender is a neurogender, which can be understood in the context of being Autistic or when one’s Autism greatly affects one’s gender or how one experiences gender.

Autigender is not autism as a gender, but rather is a gender that is so heavily influenced by autism that one’s gendered and autism cannot be on linked.

Not all Autistic people will identify with Autigender, only those whose gender is influenced by them being Autistic.” Continue reading What is AutiGender? – The Relationship Between Autism & Gender – An Autistic Perspective

Stimming & Autistic Movement – An Autistic Perspective (Live Video Replay w/Transcript & CC)

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)

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