I want to talk about the physical health of autistic people and how the gaslighting of our sensory sensitivities teaches us to ignore our pain - whether it be physical or sensory. There are many reasons why you shouldn't gaslight an autistic person's sensory sensitivities, but this is a really important one.
Category: autistic adults
How Autistic People Hear the World: auditory chaos and the search for silence
I just watched the movie Sound of Metal and it is by far the most relatable experience of my hyperacusis and auditory sensitivity that I have ever seen and heard on film.
Neurotypicals: Listen to Our Words, Not Our Tone
There are a few assumptions neurotypical people have when it comes to tone of voice when anyone talks. I'll clarify them here.
Talking Yourself Up in a Neurotypical World
The difficulty of this task has real consequences for autistic people and contributes to our high unemployment rate, including autistic people with high educational backgrounds. We often undersell ourselves, but only because many neurotypical people have no problem embellishing their traits.
A Guide to Understanding Your Autistic Child
Has your child just been diagnosed, or is likely autistic? Are you a therapist/teacher/researcher who is working with autistic kids? Start here! I answer the 5 most common questions I've seen from parents of autistic kids.