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Sensory Processing and Parenting

From a neurodivergent occupational therapist (OT), this article is great for parents who are noticing that they have much in common with their autistic or otherwise neurodivergent child.

A communal definition of autism

Jorn Bettin, in collaboration with the autistic community, has come up with a communal definition of autism. We ask that you use the comment section below to let us know what ideas you have to improve this definition.

It’s All Right to Cry…

Even when it’s the truth, even when you expect it, even when you long to have the validation of an autistic diagnosis for your child, the tears will still come.

A guy holding up a poster in front of their face with a sad emoticon on it, while holding their phone.

No, Really, I’m Fine (on Alexithymia)

Alexithymia has never been so thoroughly or thoughtfully defined in all the ways it affects a person who can’t feel exactly how it affects them.

My Journey to Self-Identification

She knew she was different, and so did the classmates who bullied her. One woman’s journey to realizing that the clumsiness, the intense interests, the anxiety, and the sensory challenges all led to the fact that she was autistic.

Sound and Fury

At some point, this will end. Nothing lasts forever. It will stop. It will. Yesterday, I sat through an hour and a half of torture.

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