The ladies of Kind Theory interviewed me for their YouTube channel, and I was happy to be a part of it. Trigger Warning for discussion of childhood trauma.
Tagged: autistic trauma
I’ve heard of masking at work, but this late-identified autistic woman was told to get Botox to “fix” her natural facial expressions!
Science has proven that exposure therapy for autistic sensory sensitivities does not work (and it causes emotional harm).
Recess, Snacks, and Bathroom Breaks Are Not “Privileges” to Take Away From Autistic Kids Until They Perform to Your Liking
Denying an autistic child recess, snacks, and bathroom breaks is not teaching, it’s torture.
Have an autistic loved one? Download, read, and share this free comprehensive guide about unintentional gaslighting and complex PTSD.
Autistic People Don’t “Get Used to” Sensory Triggers We Are Forced to Endure, We Disassociate From Them
Does “training” an autistic person to endure sensory triggers make them easier to endure? No. It forces the autistic person to do the only thing they can to survive: Disassociate their entire lives.
“You know what you did.” No, your autistic friend or family member does NOT know what they did, and the only thing you’re doing by saying that is traumatizing them. Here’s how to communicate with an autistic person more effectively.