There are a lot of NeuroDivergent People who are discovering that they have brains that work very differently than many other people in adulthood, and late in life. This week I wanted to talk about why.
I was not labeled Autistic or ADHD, however, I was labeled stubborn, difficult, sensitive, rebellious, fussy. The list really goes on and on. I could do an entire video, just listing off horrible things I was called, because I didn’t know I was NeuroDivergent growing up. Continue reading Why are there SO MANY Late Diagnosed or Discovered Autistic and NeuroDivergent People???
The missing generation is Autistic/NeuroDivergent adults, typically growing up in the 1980s or earlier, who were not discovered to be NeuroDivergent as children (because of diagnostic limitations of the time).
Autism was not even in the DSM until 1980. So prior to 1980, Autistic People weren’t even listed in the diagnostic manual. That generation, and generations prior grew up when understanding was very limited, leaving generations of Autistic People undiscovered, or missed. Continue reading Where are the Missing Generation of Autistic & NeuroDivergent Adults?
Lyric here, and today, I want to talk about what happens during an autism assessment, and I’m just going to be sharing what happened during my autism assessment, because obviously I’ve only been through one of those. If you would like to know what that was like, please do stay tuned.
Continue reading Late Autistic Discovery – What Happened During My Autism Assessment?
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?
Autistic masking is when Autistic people consciously or subconsciously mask their Autistic traits in order to blend in or appear to be neurotypical.
Continue reading Camouflaging Autism – What is Autistic Masking?
I’ve always been autistic, but I didn’t personally know I was autistic until I was 29 years old, almost 30, because my diagnosis was missed for a very large chunk of my life. Continue reading Could YOU Be Autistic & Not Know?
Topics YOU requested:
The idea that trauma and autism are so hard to distinguish because society doesn’t make untraumatised Autistics.
The problems with how Autistic people are diagnosed/the limitations of the medical model.
What healthy boundaries are and how to keep them kindly.
Late diagnosis and moving forward after discovering you are Autistic late in life.
Overcoming internalized ableism and loving your Autistic self.
Advocating for your needs as an Autistic Person.
Continue reading Autism & Neurodiversity Chat – Are All Autistic People Traumatized? – Problems with the Medical Model
Last week we talked about self-diagnosis this week, I’m going to share with you some information about my own personal diagnosis journey and what that experience was like for me personally. Continue reading My Late Autism Diagnosis Journey
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!