Intentional Stimming

It’s a very true saying that if you’ve met one autistic person, you’ve met one autistic person.  We’re all very different, with varying strengths, abilities, sensitivities, and needs.  But one thing we pretty much all have in common is stimming.  What is stimming? “Stimming” is […]

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7 Most Common Sensory Offenders

One of the more well-known autistic symptoms is sensory sensitivities.  Because autistic people process sensory input differently from NT people, we get overstimulated really easily by things that other people might not notice at all.  These sensory incursions are literally everywhere we go.    I present to you a non-exhaustive […]

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Social Calculus

This will not be news to any Aspies or anyone on the spectrum, but it might help you explain it to the NTs around you.  If you are an NT looking to understand those of us on the spectrum, here’s what I can offer.  NTs […]

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Hair Styling Horror

I absolutely hate getting my hair done.    Melissa, if you’re reading this, it’s nothing about you – you’re fantastic and I love you, we’ve talked about this!  It’s just that the whole experience is such a sensory overload that I can’t stand it.  It wasn’t […]

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