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My Problem with Autistic Meltdowns: Part Two

Autistic meltdowns have made me a better person. It’s strange to frame it like this, but it’s true. I’ve come to a place where I am grateful for them, and I welcome them into my home.

Explosion of Emotion

Ryan Lee confronts the myth that autistic people are stoic and lack emotional depth. He discusses the pain of losing connections and relationships.

Bridging Communication: Conversations with Neurodivergent People

Since he’s been home, Matthew Rushin has been learning a lot about autistic culture and seeing how many people are out there who are so similar to him. Here, he explores bridging communication gaps between autistic people and non-autistic people.

Navigating ND-NT partnerships

Dr. Marcia Eckerd is a psychologist who has been working with autistic people for thirty years. She draws from her experience to give couples tips for understanding each other.

Social Distancing and Strain

Autistic people are no strangers to feelings of unrest, uncertainty, and emotional overwhelm. Now that the neurotypical coping mechanisms are inaccessible to them, our behaviors are similar.

Autism & the flitting phenomenon

Autistic women often dart in and out of social situations like a butterfly going from one flower to the next. We look like we fit in, but we don’t; we look like we connect, but are left feeling alone.

The alexithymia & autism guide

Alexithymia is so common among autistic people that it is commonly mistaken for autism itself. In this post, I explain what alexithymia is and how it presents itself in autism.

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