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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.

A young child sits in a therapy session for aba looking sad

The Strategies of ABA – What Parents Should Know Before Making a Decision

Knowing the Strategies of ABA helps to shed light on what the practice does to children in their most formative developmental years.

Autism in Motion: Ecopsychology and Autism

What are the therapeutic benefits of nature and the outdoors? Russell James looks at ecopsychology as an accessible route to improving mental health.

a creepy therapist is coercing a child's hand to touch an object. the child looks at her with a sense of existential dread, shame, and something akin to giving up on life.

Does ABA Work? We’re Asking the Wrong Question.

Part One: We’re asking the wrong questions as parents of autistic children. Instead of asking if ABA works, we should be asking what are the consequences.

A Strategy to Help Autistic Kids be Less Afraid of Storms– Or Anything Else

NeuroClastic CEO, Terra Vance teams up with autistic Meteorologist JP Kalb to help you support your autistic child through a fear of storms.

Why did I use drugs? The feeling of being an autistic addict

I completely replaced who I was. My entire life was about drugs and alcohol. It was literally all I spoke about. All I thought about. All of my hopes and dreams washed away and were replaced by what I thought was a “lifestyle choice.”

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 young child sits in a therapy session for aba looking sad

The Strategies of ABA – What Parents Should Know Before Making a Decision

Knowing the Strategies of ABA helps to shed light on what the practice does to children in their most formative developmental years.

Autism in Motion: Ecopsychology and Autism

What are the therapeutic benefits of nature and the outdoors? Russell James looks at ecopsychology as an accessible route to improving mental health.

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 young child sits in a therapy session for aba looking sad

The Strategies of ABA – What Parents Should Know Before Making a Decision

Knowing the Strategies of ABA helps to shed light on what the practice does to children in their most formative developmental years.

Autism in Motion: Ecopsychology and Autism

What are the therapeutic benefits of nature and the outdoors? Russell James looks at ecopsychology as an accessible route to improving mental health.

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