It was August 23rd, 2016, when I went in for the first part of my autism assessment, an in-person interview with myself and the person who would be reviewing my childhood history and medical records.
By the end of August, all of the interviews would be concluded, and by early September 2016, at the age of 29, I would be diagnosed Autistic.
At that point in my life, being almost 30 and having such a bombshell of a piece of information dropped upon me, I skimmed a 13 page (actually 14 page) diagnostic report, but was very overwhelmed, and couldn’t process the report in front of me. In fact, I threw the report into a paper shredder, and destroyed the report.
However, recently, more than five years later, I’m feeling more ready to face the information that was in front of me all of those years ago. Continue reading Late NeuroDivergent Diagnosis – Diagnosed Autistic at 29 – Reading my Autism Diagnostic Report
I didn’t find out I was Autistic until I was 29, and my ADHD wasn’t diagnosed until several years later, however, autism and ADHD are both lifelong neurodevelopmental differences.
This means I was Autistic and ADHD my entire life, growing up, as a child, and I will be Autistic ADHD, my brain will be the same, the day I die.
There were obvious manifestations of my brain difference as a child growing up, many of which were labeled as “behavioral problems” and dismissed, or I was constantly scolded for acting in a very Autistic ADHD way.
Continue reading Things I Got in Trouble for Growing up as an Undiagnosed Autistic ADHDer
This week, I’m going to be talking about attractions, sexual and other kinds of attractions to people. Who we’re attracted to, and different orientations that people may have. Whether they are attracted to other humans… or not. Continue reading Pride Month – Pansexual, Polyamory – Human Attraction is a Spectrum
Today I’m going to be talking about sensory processing, and the impact that that has on my stomach; because I don’t think a lot of people have spoken about this, and I want to know if anyone else is noticing what I am noticing.
Unfortunately, stomach problems are something that a lot of Autistic People will deal with. I know because I am an Autistic Person who has dealt with stomach issues off and on throughout my entire life.
Continue reading Autistic Sensory Issues – The Relationship Between Sensory Processing Differences & My Digestive Problems
Hey Humans Lyric Holmans here, NeuroDivergent Rebel, and this week comes a question I see frequently online: Is Autism a disability? Continue reading Is Autism a Disability, Neurodiversity, and the Social Model of Disability
Lyric Homans here. I’m the NeuroDivergent Rebel, and this week we’re going to talk about boundaries and consent with Autistic People, and why it is so important that we do explain boundaries and healthy relationships to Autistic people, instead of assuming that we will never have these things, or are uncapable of understanding these concepts. Continue reading Why We NEED to Teach Boundaries & Consent to Autistic People
Human sexual orientation is a spectrum, like Autism NeuroDiverseity, sexuality is a spectrum. Just like gender and many of the other things we will be discussing here this month. I remember the first thing I was ever attracted to and I say thing because it was not a person. Continue reading Pride Month – I’m Pansexual! – My NeuroDivergent Journey with Sexual Orientation
First, what is Autistic Burnout? It’s a mental, physical, and emotional state that many Autistic People battle with, because of expectations to keep pace in the NeuroTypical world. Continue reading My Recent Autistic Burnout – Breaking the Cycle of Overwork
You ask, what is your favorite thing about being Autistic? I’ll tell you mine – please tell me YOURS? Continue reading Autism Positivity – My Favorite Things About Being Autistic