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The OCD is in Control

Trevor Byrd is a nonspeaking autistic teen struggling with obsessive compulsions. He conjectures that OCD is his brain’s way of trying to gain some control over his circumstances.

The purpose of human cultures

From a position of safety within a network of mutual aid, autistic people are ideally equipped to act as catalysts for the evolution of social norms for collaboration between groups, to allow human scale communities to manage scarce resources sustainably at bioregional levels, and to share trustworthy knowledge globally, via the global communications networks we have established.

Helping Your Autistic, ADHD, or Dyslexic Child (or Self) with Reading Fluency

If your child— or you— find reading to be a chore, it could be caused by a sensory processing deficit. Here’s how to figure out if that’s the case and how to accommodate your children, your students, or yourself.

Five not-so-brief tips on how to travel as an Autistic Person

If you’re traveling while autistic and nervous about the social rules and norms of navigating new places, these tips can help!

Swallowed Whole: Inside an Autistic PTSD Flashback

Asiatu Lawoyin, at age 42, experienced their first PTSD flashback from childhood sexual abuse. Asiatu unpacks the space between the trauma and the flashback through the lens of being Black and autistic.

Abused…at the dentist???

Alex Sprague had horrifying experiences at the dentist, being berated and shamed for sensory issues. When he found a new dentist, he realized none of that torture was necessary.

Religious Trauma and A Tale of Two “Isms”

Amanda Madru talks about the intersection of religion and autism and how being autistic made her susceptible to religious trauma.

A nonspeaking autistic teen’s reflections on the global pandemic

Sahit Bhagavatula is a 14-year-old nonspeaking autistic who won a writing contest with this essay and his reflections on the covid-19 pandemic.

A female appearing person who appears to be asian is lying face down on a white couch, a book in hand, glasses off to the side. She ooks exhausted and symbolizes autistic burnout in autism adulthood.

What does it mean to be an autistic adult?

What does it mean to be an autistic adult? A spouse? A home? A career? Or is it a constant battle to be accepted and working beyond the point of exhaustion into repeated burnouts?

Neuroception 101: How the mindbody scans and adapts for safety and danger

Neurodivergent occupational therapist, Ara Munir, explains Neuroception, a sensory response to actual or perceived threats in the environment.

The OCD is in Control

Trevor Byrd is a nonspeaking autistic teen struggling with obsessive compulsions. He conjectures that OCD is his brain’s way of trying to gain some control over his circumstances.

The purpose of human cultures

From a position of safety within a network of mutual aid, autistic people are ideally equipped to act as catalysts for the evolution of social norms for collaboration between groups, to allow human scale communities to manage scarce resources sustainably at bioregional levels, and to share trustworthy knowledge globally, via the global communications networks we have established.

Religious Trauma and A Tale of Two “Isms”

Amanda Madru talks about the intersection of religion and autism and how being autistic made her susceptible to religious trauma.

A nonspeaking autistic teen’s reflections on the global pandemic

Sahit Bhagavatula is a 14-year-old nonspeaking autistic who won a writing contest with this essay and his reflections on the covid-19 pandemic.

A female appearing person who appears to be asian is lying face down on a white couch, a book in hand, glasses off to the side. She ooks exhausted and symbolizes autistic burnout in autism adulthood.

What does it mean to be an autistic adult?

What does it mean to be an autistic adult? A spouse? A home? A career? Or is it a constant battle to be accepted and working beyond the point of exhaustion into repeated burnouts?

Neuroception 101: How the mindbody scans and adapts for safety and danger

Neurodivergent occupational therapist, Ara Munir, explains Neuroception, a sensory response to actual or perceived threats in the environment.

The OCD is in Control

Trevor Byrd is a nonspeaking autistic teen struggling with obsessive compulsions. He conjectures that OCD is his brain’s way of trying to gain some control over his circumstances.

The purpose of human cultures

From a position of safety within a network of mutual aid, autistic people are ideally equipped to act as catalysts for the evolution of social norms for collaboration between groups, to allow human scale communities to manage scarce resources sustainably at bioregional levels, and to share trustworthy knowledge globally, via the global communications networks we have established.

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