As an Autistic Person on the internet, I really dread April. That is because I am Autistic all year round. I am out there talking about autism all year round.
All of a sudden, in April, there is this flood of non-Autistic People suddenly talking about autism from an outsider’s perspective. In April, there are a lot of people who want you to “be aware of autism” so they can sell you something.
They want to sell you services and therapies and things, because if they scare you, that autism is horrible, they can prey on that fear. Continue reading I Am Autistic & Don’t Like Autism Awareness Month
I wanted to talk about Autistic Pride, as I talk about each and every year. I talk about it every year, because it is so important for Autistic People to be able to feel pride in ourselves, especially when society, often, tells us that we are defective, broken, and that our ways of doing things: interacting with, engaging with, and experiencing the world, are wrong; and that we should strive to cover up the NeuroDivergent parts of ourselves. Continue reading Autistic Pride Is NOT Just about the Good Parts of Being NeuroDivergent
June 18th is Autistic Pride Day, within Queer Pride Month.
These are independent events. This is not a pride only for Queer Autistic People -just for the record, because that question has been asked of me before.
What is Autistic Pride Day and why is this a thing?
Well, if you would like to know more, please do stay tuned. Continue reading June 18th is Autistic Pride DAY! What is Autistic Pride Day and Why We Need Pride for Autistic People
Hey humans, NeuroRebel here and this week, I am going to speak from the heart when I share with you why, in April, it’s important for us to remember that Autistic people are not broken.
This video was released to subscribers on March 8, 2021. Wider public release date, is April 28, 2021. An autism and neurodiversity blog based on personal experience. Please remember – this is only ONE autistic perspective. We are all unique. Continue reading Autism & Deficits – Autistic People Aren’t Broken NeuroTypicals
I recently was invited by Amira Stanley (She/Her) to have a special conversation about Autism Acceptance Month. Check it out! Continue reading A Conversation with Amira Stanley about Autism Acceptance Month
Although, we talk about autism topics all year long on this channel, because one month is really not enough. Autistic people exist 365 days of the year. And this week we’re talking about why it is important for Autistic people to be able to have a sense of Autistic pride. Continue reading Why Autistic Pride and Empowerment are Important
Hey everyone, NeuroRebel here. And you may know already that April is a month where a lot of people are going to be talking about autism, some of them may not even be Autistic. This month as we jump into April, I just wanted to start by sharing, from an Autistic perspective, why you should not light up blue to honor and respect Autistic people. Continue reading Why You Should NOT Light Up Blue to Raise Awareness of Autism & Autistic People
I recently had the extreme pleasure of being invited onto the Adulting Autistic Podcast. In this episode we talk about stimming, friendships as an autistic adult, life after an adult diagnosis, and more! Subscribe to the Adulting Autistic Podcast: Spotify … Continue reading The Adulting Autistic Podcast – Adult Diagnosis, Stimming, Friendships, & More!
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
They’re not hard to find. You can dig them up on blogs, Youtube and even the news with a quick Google search – disturbing videos of autistic children in distress, while parents film.
Viral sympathy videos could quickly be viewed all over the world. Once a video is out there it is forever. The consequences of this are not always immediately apparent, but can be lifelong, impacting relationships with peers (kids are mean and bullies could easily use this footage), future employers, and others. Continue reading Meltdown Videos of Autistic Children – Awareness or Exploitation?