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Life with Autism, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Cats

After surviving a war zone in Saudi Arabia and Beirut and returning to the US, David Chin found himself face down in a puddle in a grocery store parking lot, screaming “AIR RAID!” when he heard thunder. He was diagnosed with PTSD and told to get a pet.

Life with Autism, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Cats

After surviving a war zone in Saudi Arabia and Beirut and returning to the US, David Chin found himself face down in a puddle in a grocery store parking lot, screaming “AIR RAID!” when he heard thunder. He was diagnosed with PTSD and told to get a pet.

Life with Autism, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Cats

After surviving a war zone in Saudi Arabia and Beirut and returning to the US, David Chin found himself face down in a puddle in a grocery store parking lot, screaming “AIR RAID!” when he heard thunder. He was diagnosed with PTSD and told to get a pet.

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.

Replacing control with ecologies of care

In our society the fiction of homo economicus manifests itself in the beliefs associated with the language of behaviourism, which exists in multiple dialects, and which has come to permeate and pollute many disciplines in the social sciences

Autistic Life, Trauma, and Disability

Autistic people are anthropologists by birth in a very literal sense. Trauma and autistic lived experience in Western industrialised societies are very hard to separate.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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