This autistic man, Dave Kot, has created a comic with an autistic superhero - as in autism is his superpower! It is called Face Value and even teaches autistic people how to understand facial expressions. Pretty darn amazing. What an empowering idea for neurodivergent people. I recommend this highly. Follow the link for more! Read … Continue reading An Autistic Superhero by an Autistic Creator!
Hey folks! Been a long time since an update and I wanted to remind all that this is our slow time of year. This is the time when submissions are open? Click the link on our site for more on Volume 4! We also got a plug on the Beyond Synth podcast on SoundCloud, courtesy … Continue reading Volume 4 Subs Open, Music Helps Autistic Kids
All About Autistic Meltdowns & Shutdowns (Audio Only) http://neurodivergentrebel.com/2018/03/07/autistic-meltdowns-shutdowns-2/ — Read on neurodivergentrebel.com/2018/03/07/autistic-meltdowns-shutdowns-2/
This is a Facebook group of Latin-speaking people to provide positive support for autistic adults and to help them obtain diagnosis and hands-on support from other autistics. Latinos are sorely underrepresented in the autism community in the United States so if you are one of them or know one of them who needs support, this … Continue reading [RESOURCE] LiGA-Asperger 7
So, dunno if you heard, but they found major overlaps between patterns in brains for people with autism and other neurodivergences. There is a very thought-out and particular article here that explains it in more technical terms than I. But it also confirms that none of the genetic signatures for autism correlate with poor health … Continue reading February News Beat!
Very exciting news about one of the great nonprofits we support - the NonPareil Institute. This great studio strives to supply better futures for adults with autism by giving them skills in technology and the tools to make games and apps so they can enjoy an independent future doing things they love! They are looking … Continue reading NonPareil Institute is Expanding!
Not sure how "woo" you may be, but lately as an autistic I have found this exercise to be incredibly soothing and useful for shaking out bad energy or just restlessness in general. You may not look like this while doing it, but it feels good. Kind of reminds me of how we regulate ourselves … Continue reading SENSORY: Shake it Out with Pedram Shojai
There may be many adults out there who may have self-diagnosed, taken quizzes online, had suspicions or may have even talked to people on the spectrum and questioned themselves. Before I begin my own story, I want to say this. If you are autistic or believe you are on the spectrum, the diagnosis is only … Continue reading The Autism Diagnosis Quest – Part 1
Here is part 2 of the video we shared yesterday. Really eye opening material. Want to know real info on autism? Here's a thought.... ask autistic people. These folks did. Thanks guys. https://youtu.be/P4zX9BfhZIM
Rebecca Burgess did this amazing comic strip a while back that really tackles the concept of the autism spectrum and dismantles the ideas of rating people on "functioning" scales. Highy recommended reading.