trauma

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.

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.

Review: Sensory Trauma: autism, sensory difference and the daily experience of fear

This qualitative exploration helps us understand how a community of parents and professionals all claiming to be focused on the wellbeing of autistics have come to be at such a divide from autistic advocates themselves, delicately unfolding one of the core phenomenological aspects of the autistic experience that has been hidden in plain sight for so many years.

Weird Pride Day: Changing the narrative

David Gray-Hammond explores the hatred and violence he has faced for being weird, and writes of his hope to change the narrative on this Weird Pride Day.

EQ Skills as an Imperative to Formal Curriculum?

I am a passionate advocate of EQ as an essential part of early years formal education. I know for sure that some of my issues would never have taken root so deeply had an education system been in place which valued the growth of the individual.

Masking and Mental Health Implications

Autistic Masking is not a simple social fake. Prolonged masking has serious mental health implications for autistics; level up your knowledge so can learn to embrace your autistic loved one as their authentic self.

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