I’m Autistic and this is Why I Find People Overwhelming

Before I learned I was Autistic, I didn’t look for information in people’s faces, or their body language, to see how they were feeling or even to see if they were interested in things I was saying. It just never really occurred to me that there was information there and at 29, I started to study what facial expressions and body language means.

That meant I was having really difficult interactions with other people, because I wouldn’t realize I was annoying them, or I wouldn’t read the situation well. Continue reading I’m Autistic and this is Why I Find People Overwhelming

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

Why We NEED to Teach Boundaries & Consent to Autistic People

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

Making the Workplace more Neurodivergent Friendly: Lyric Holmans with Chloe & David

In this session Lyric Holmans (they/them; AKA NeuroDivergent Rebel) presents for 30 minutes on Making the Workplace more Neurodivergent friendly, and then takes questions and discusses this topic with Chloe (she/her) and David (he/him). Continue reading Making the Workplace more Neurodivergent Friendly: Lyric Holmans with Chloe & David

Autism & Auditory Processing – My Autistic Experience

Hey, internet humans, NeuroRebel here, and this week, we’re talking about auditory processing differences, sometimes referred to as auditory processing disorder and what it’s like for your brain not to process the things you’re hearing correctly. So if you’re interested at all in what this is like stay tuned. Continue reading Autism & Auditory Processing – My Autistic Experience

Do Autistic People Have Sex – The Truth About Autism & Sex

These are things people don’t want to talk about with regards to Autistic people, and it’s unfortunate because people are often infantilizing us and saying, “Oh no, they’re Autistic. They couldn’t possibly be interested in sex. They couldn’t possibly want to have sex.” This can be very harmful for a lot of reasons.

One big reason being that Autistic and neurodivergent young people may not get proper sex education. Continue reading Do Autistic People Have Sex – The Truth About Autism & Sex

The Ben and J Show – Featuring Christa Holmans the Neurodivergent Rebel

We will talk about learning to read at age 1.5, late diagnosis, why being diagnosed is a huge privilege that many may never experience, the connection between being Autistic and gender-nonconforming, and MORE! Continue reading The Ben and J Show – Featuring Christa Holmans the Neurodivergent Rebel

Autism Tales & Stories – The Ugly Duckling

The ugly duckling grew up believing – falsely – that he was an ugly or defective duck.  Eventually the “duckling” learned he wasn’t a duck at all.  In the end, the duckling was a perfectly “normal” “average” swan and this knowledge set him free. Continue reading Autism Tales & Stories – The Ugly Duckling