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Better days WILL come. 💕 I'm sure of it. 🌟✨🌟 This one goes out especially to all my queer x LGBTQ+ followers, my trans x non-binary followers, my neurodivergent x mentally ill, chronically ill followers. Think of all you've survived up until this point. Think of the immense resilience and power you possess. Don't ever underestimate the force of nature that is you. Don't ever believe you are small or insignificant. You are an entire world; a universe compressed within a person. You matter so much. And you will💕get💕through💕this. 💟 I'm rooting for you!! . [image description : Nathan, a boyish non-binary bean gazes off into the distance in front of a background of hills and nature. He is wearing an open skater helmet, a tie-dyed shirt and an open flannel shirt. Handwritten on the images are "better days will come" and "I'm sure of it" in bright colours] . #hope #fashion #ootd #style #outreach #positivity #positive #hanginthere #handlettering #strong #resilient #beautiful #affirmation #selfcare #youmatter #staysafe #stayhome #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #neurodivergent #queer #lgbtq

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🤯 my face when a long email comes in 🤯 . . Does it really need to be that long...

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Anyone else feeling extra tired with the emotional turmoil from this pandemic? A lot of us disabled and chronically ill folk experience fatigue and excessive tiredness anyway, but man I have been in bed by 8pm every night for the past two weeks and asleep within seconds 😳 ( #repost #regram) #disabilitylife #limbdifference #disability #chronicillness #invisibleillness #InvisibleDisability #neurodivergent #fatigue #covid

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Can you relate to any of this? I wanted to make a post about dissociative episodes because I don't think it's talked about that often within our community. I tried to put as much information as I could while also anticipating any questions you may have about them. It's important to not confuse them with Autistic shutdowns. They seem very similar but they do have some significant differences. Those are the main ones for me but if you have experienced something else, please share it in the comments! I'd love to hear your experiences on this topic. . . . #autism #autistic #actuallyautistic #autisticadults #autisticteens #autismo #autista #mujeresautistas #aspie #aspiegirl #aspergers #aspergerssyndrome #aspergerslife #neurodiversity #neurodiverse #neurodivergent #autismmoms #autismdads #autismparents #autismmomsrock #autisticselfadvocacy #autismpride #redinstead #autismrights

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Do you have a friend or loved one who repeats everything you say all the time? It’s called echolalia! It’s common among young children, and autistics of all ages. Why do we repeat? Find out what’s going on from an autistic mom’s point of view. Listen today! https://neurodiverging.com/episode-104-what-is-echolalia/ #neurodiverging #neurodiversity #neurodivergent #autism #asd #aspergers #echolalia #echolaliainscript #repeatingmyself #autisticparent #autismparents #actuallyautistic #autistickids #autisticchildren #communicationskills #podcast #newpodcastepisode #newepisode #echolaliacommunicates #podcastersofinstagram #autisticcommunication #autisticadults #autisticandproud #autisticwomen #alternativcommunication #communicationstrategy

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Today @ 3:30 EST! @flyntnetwork is having my on their Dyslexia at Home series! . Got questions? Comment here or send a DM! Check out their original post for more details. See you then!. “Flynt Network is a divergent thinking community for the dyslexic who hide in plain sight and an unconventional teacher who provides educational support for the neurodiverse.”. . . #dyslexiaathome #dyslexiaintheclassroom #dyslexicthinking #thucrew #dyslexiacommunity #dyslexia #teachersofinstagram #dyslexics #dyslexiasupport #dyslexiacoach #legastheniecoaching #voicesofdyslexia #neurodiversity #neurodivergent #neurodiverse

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#Repost @neurodivergent.support • • • • • • [ID: image says: “Finding out I’m autistic made me realize I’m not a broken person, I’m a perfectly normal autistic person.” End ID] Very good message - #actuallyautistic #autism #autismproud #autismspectrumdisorder #autismspectrum #asd #autismacceptance #redinstead #autisticpride #autismawareness #autismo #neurodivergent #neurodiversity #autismparent #neurodiverse

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Congratulations on posting your first YouTube video @dope_dyslexic_female . Looking forward to seeing what’s to come. 💜 . . #repost @dope_dyslexic_female OMG! I’ve done it I’ve actually made a video and posted on YouTube 😱!!! I’ve finally added content to the channel! It’s a little introduction to me and I’m trying to achieve with @dope_dyslexic_female ♥️ so please watch like comment and share! This is my baby so please be kind! The link is in the bio so click and view!!!!!! #dope #dyslexia #dyslexic #femaleempowerment #neurodiversity #neurodivergent #mindfulness #empoweringwomen #love ♥️ . . #carers #education #work #dyslexiaawareness #dopedyslexicfemale #sincereblog

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How I make weeding my overgrown flowerbed more manageable for my neurodivergent brain 🙌 Weed everything inside the hoop, dump bucket, drink water, repeat. Structure and routine for the win! . . . My tendency to hyperfocus has been on overdrive lately, probably as my brain's way to cope with the impact of this pandemic. I've been spending lots of time in my yard, watching hours of videos on gardening, and creating a 5+ year plan of all the things I want to do to our landscaping (which will never actually come to fruition, but 🤷🏼‍♀️). . . . During this time, you might see certain characteristics amplified in your neurodivergent students, friends, and/or family members. You might see more stimming, scripting, and echolalia; increased need for quiet and distance or, alternatively, for closeness and physical contact; greater tendency to info dump or ask repetitive questions; a greater desire to organize, line up, and plan things. Neurodivergent brains cope in ways that make sense to our neurology, and it will look different than the ways neurotypical people are coping. But neurodivergent self-regulation is equally valid and valuable, and worthy of being honored. . . . How are you coping during this stressful, overwhelming, uncertain time? . . . #SelfRegulation #Coping #Neurodivergent #ADHDLife #Autism #StressRelief

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YOU ARE INVITED!⁠ ⁠ Tomorrow's the day! Will you be joining me?⁠ ⁠ ⁠TOPIC: One Key Mindset around distance learning⁠ Tag a friend and share with others!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Hosting it in my private FB group: Succeed with ADHD!⁠ ✅Link in Bio⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ✅Tag a friend⁠ ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #FFF #feelgoodfriday #togetherwearemoore #lovinggradditude #neurodivergent #sensoryfriendly #adhdlife #adultadhd #mentalhealthawareness #adhdproblems #adhdawareness #adhdsupport #lifewithadhd #adhd_life #Southernpinesnc #Pinehurst #Pinehurstnc #Moorecountync #Moorecounty #Sandhills #solopreneur #inittogether #socialdistancing #joinme #letschat #parenting #teens #parentsupport #adhdtips #mindset

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“ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏꜱᴛ ɪɴᴛᴇʀᴇꜱᴛɪɴɢ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ ʏᴏᴜ’ʟʟ ꜰɪɴᴅ ᴀʀᴇ ᴏɴᴇꜱ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴅᴏɴ’ᴛ ꜰɪᴛ ɪɴᴛᴏ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴀᴠᴇʀᴀɢᴇ ᴄᴀʀᴅʙᴏᴀʀᴅ ʙᴏx. ᴛʜᴇʏ’ʟʟ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇʏ ɴᴇᴇᴅ, ᴛʜᴇʏ’ʟʟ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ᴏᴡɴ ʙᴏxᴇꜱ.” ⁠ - ᴅʀ. ᴛᴇᴍᴘʟᴇ ɢʀᴀɴᴅɪɴ⁠ ⁠ Life is a lot harder, if you can't read social or emotional cues. The main social cue impairments of those on the Autistic Spectrum include; interpreting facial expressions, understanding body language, and being able to decipher gaze direction. All three of these cues are classified under the nonverbal communication category.⁠ ⁠ While I may look at you through the lens of my camera, I will avoid eye contact when we meet up. I will have to remind myself to stare at you, so that you don't feel uncomfortable, when talking to me. I won't notice your micro expressions. And at times, I won't even know how to react properly to something as simple as a smile.⁠ ⁠ #aspergirl #autism #asperger #neurodivergent #autismlove #autismfamily #autisticadults #asdawareness #actuallyautistic #autisticpride #autistickids #aspergersawareness #autismproud #autismacceptance #redinstead #autismacceptancemoth #queerautistic #autisticfemme #myautism

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🎶 THE WORMS GO IN AND EAT THE SCRAPS 🎶 and fabulous potting soil comes out 🎶 . For the last four years I have felt guilty every time I threw organic scraps into the garbage. Anaerobic decay in landfills produces METHANE, which contributes to global warming. . Worm composting produces rich, fertile soil in which to grow fabulous plants, even on a tiny urban patio. . SUCH A RELIEF. . Want support making your space sustainable, as well as comfortable, beautiful and fabulous? Sign up for a Virtual Space Triage in bio! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #sensory #sensoryoverload #highlysensitiveperson #sensoryintegration #sensoryprocessing #homeoffice #neurodiversity #neurodivergent #neurodiversityrocks #hsp #interiordesign #interiordecor #interior_and_living #homedesign #interiorwarrior #passionforinterior #interiorforall #homedecor #dream_interiors #architecturedesign #architecture #creativearchitecture #unlimitedcities #sustainableliving #sustainable #sustainabledesign #sustainablehome #greenlife #healthcare #healthylife via @preview.app

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My main goal in life is less fights. If every day the same discussion is happening, things need to change. Recently we’ve been having issues remembering ALL the steps of a shower. We get some of them, usually different ones, but not all of them at the same time. I created this list and laminated it. Then, if a step is missed, I just go back to the list. I’m not the bad guy because this was posted here for them to see. It really helps a lot on getting things done without arguments. Plus it helps support executive functioning and lets our kids be more independent. It’s an accommodation. What lists do you need around your house? . . . . #fasd #accomodations #fetalalcoholspectrumdisorders #disabilityawareness #disability #momlife #parenting #dadlife #supportnotshame #neurodiversity #neurodivergent

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Look at these gorgeous puzzles my local bookstore @munrobooks started carrying!! They are closed for browsing but are offering $5 one-day local delivery so I jumped on it. The brand is @londji out of Barcelona. And they even look beautiful on the shelf!! - - - #jigsaw #jigsaws #puzzle #puzzles #jigsawpuzzle #jigsawpuzzles #puzzlepic #puzzleart #puzzled #puzzler #puzzling #artpuzzle #puzzlepieces #puzzleoftheday #jigsawpuzzleoftheday #puzzlegram #puzzlemania #puzzlelife #puzzlelover #puzzletherapy #ilovepuzzles #puzzlesforyourbrain #neurodivergent #autisticpuzzler #happyplace #hermitlife #analoguelife #shoplocalcanada #shoplocal

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Tune in to our Facebook on Monday evening for the next episode of the Comorbid Podcast where we'll be featuring the work of two very special guests: musician and comedian, Therese Cahill @therese_cahill and poet and blogger, Ronan Cleere @r0lifee Presented by Tadhg Ó Ciardha and Finn McGinty O'Neill Produced by Lila Harper #mentalhealth #writing #podcast #irishpodcast #ireland #disability #poetry #music #originalmusic #irishwriting #artistsoninstagram #neurodiversity #neurodivergent

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Bleeeh. Not feeling well. I thought I was "prepared" for the change about Criminal minds but I guess not. Always watch CM after dinner but not now. And no painting either. 😭😱 . . #autism #actuallyautistic #aspiesofinstagram #aspiegirl #anxiety #autistic #neurodivergent #stimming

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Hey Everyone, I’d like to do a huge SHOUT OUT of THANKS!!!!! for spreading my coaching invite for special families all over the country, and for the generous people who sponsored these Pay What You Can sessions for the families who have no income to spare. Let’s keep it going! I’ve supported local folks in crisis, as well as moms and kids in really tough situations, from all over the globe, now living in California, Ohio, New Jersey, Michigan and Kentucky. One mom said, through her tears, that our session was more helpful than all the conversations she had with other specialists combined. I’ve also had the honor of coaching an entire staff of a special needs school in Texas, helping them move toward a family-centered coaching model, incorporating individualized education plans during this time of virtual connection (instead of sending home “school work” for overloaded parents to try to recreate at home with their neurodiverse kids who aren’t buying in) I am sharing all of this with you to say: You make a difference, even when you are home and overwhelmed. Just reposting my invite, or covering someone’s session, you give someone a bag of tools they really needed and didn’t have. So let’s keep the support going. Share this invite widely. Sponsor a family through Venmo, Cash App or Paypal to @openthelid Together we can keep weaving this net for the folks who need it most!

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This photo popped up in my Facebook memories from 7 years ago today. The caption was “William loves to touch Henry, but Henry doesn’t always love it.” Back then I thought it was just brother behaviour. Just a 2 year old and a grabby baby brother learning how to co exist. Now I see it as such a Henry characteristic. He still doesn’t always like when people touch him. Sometimes it’s unexpected, or too hard of a touch, or too distracting. Henry does like to seek sensory input by touching other people. Sometimes it’s leaning on them, sometimes it’s slowly climbing into their laps, sometimes it’s sitting so close to them that their sides touch, sometimes it’s family wrestling. #sensoryseeking #sensoryseeker #asd #autismspectrumdisorder #autism #autismfamily #autismparent #autismmom #autismmama #neurodivergent

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I’ve been having a lot of mixed state episodes lately. A mixed state for me is the uncomfortable/almost painful energy buzzing in me with the racing thoughts, and recklessness and impulsivity that come with mania while also having the irritability, intrusive thoughts, disassociation, and feelings of hopelessness that come with depression. It makes me feel really unstable. I’m hoping with my new dosing of medication that I’ll start to level out again. Mental illness is an exhausting and never ending battle, not just mentally, but emotionally and physically. Blah. . . . #bipolar #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #autism #bpd #bipolardepression #neurodiversity #bipolarawareness #mania #bipolarmemes #dissasociativedisorder #schizophrenia #ocd #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #neurodivergent #borderline #dissasociate #mentalhealthwarrior #suicideprevention #manic #bipolarpsychosis #psychosis #osdd #bipolarmania #psychosisawareness #mentalillnessawareness #dissasociation

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So many people reached out to me about participating in my study after my last post, I’m so grateful for that! ☀️ Now I have plenty of material to analyse and hopefully I can write a really good paper. Unfortunately the pandemic is still making it extremely hard to focus on studying. All of the uncertainties and quick changes as well as the collective frustration and worrying in society is taking it’s toll. Instead of studying I have hyperfocused on things like cleaning, reorganising and refurnishing the apartment. Almost every single box, drawer and cabin is cleaned and organised. Even the attic is cleaned. I also cut my own hair the other day which went surprisingly well. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Now there’s not much left to clean so I guess I’ll try studying again, there’s a deadline next week hanging over me like a dark cloud. At least I have a nice and comfortable corner to study and drink tea in now. How are you all doing in all of this? Do you have any helpful coping strategies? 🌿 ID: Close up of a white tea cup with a pattern of blue flowers on it. In the background there’s a stack of books and a plant.

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What makes an autistic condition ‘rare’ and, for that matter, which conditions are ‘common’? #Repost @autisticandunapologetic⁠ ⁠ Dropping some serious knowledge on us today from @autisticandunapologetic. With a mission of "finding the positive in every diagnosis" how could we not love this account!?⁠ ⁠ Go give them a follow and check out this article because it's a good one!( #📷 @autisticandunapologetic )⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #autismawareness #autismacceptance #understandingautism #autism #aspie #aspergers #aspielife #autistic #adhd #spectrum #autismrocks #autismsupport #breakthestigma #education #autismdads #autismmoms #autismlife #autisticteens #teenswithdisabilities #teenswithautism #aspieacceptance #neurodiversity #neurodivergent #autismfacts #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthstigma

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This week's Newsletter is live! 😁⁣ ⁣ In it you can find issue 2 of our 'Stay Connected' zine, which is jam packed with fun activities to do at home. 📰⁣ ⁣ Click the link in our bio to check it out 👀⁣ ⁣ Enjoy, and don't forget to subscribe! 🖌️🎨

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We'd love to hear from families of autistic teens and young adults: how can we support you during this time? This pandemic has introduced a new social skills landscape to navigate: stay home, wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet away from other people when you must go out, don't touch your face, wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds, wear gloves...these messages all bear repeating. And to meet these social goals - to minimize transmission of the virus and the burden on the health care system - we all have to agree to and follow the rules. And we have to care about the impact of our behavior on others, despite discomfort and inconvenience. Social skills during a Zoom meeting are also new to many people. Where and how do you situate the computer so that you can best be seen? How much of your home do you want others to see? When is it appropriate to leave or end the meeting? How do you know who's turn it is to speak? What gestures do you use to help supplement your message? What do you wear? What is the dating etiquette? Will any of these rules continue after the quarantine? Our next session is slated to start the week of April 27. We will meet virtually via Zoom twice weekly in the evenings until the week of June 8. Again, let us know what you need during this time. We want to be of service! . . . #autism #autistic #asd #inclusion #neurodiverse #autismawareness #spectrum #aspergers #instaspectrum #instaasd #autistics #autistickidsrock #autisticteen #autisticgirls #autisticson #autismmom #neurodivergent #autisticadults #datingrules

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Some more touch work - taking it up a notch. Not only is there an open bag of HV smelly treats right beside me (not the best quality but he goes nuts for it), but he also isn't rewarded after every touch. I aim by the end for him repeatedly touching 3 or so times with little to no cues from me. He even sits waiting for the treat and decides to go again on his own. You can see just how hard his nudges are by how much I'm pushed back 🤣 His brilliance knows no bounds. - Our #isolationstimulation is simply reinforcing things we haven't worked on in a while. A refresher if you will. Also have some new scent samples in the freezer. We got this! - #chronicillness #invisibleillnessawareness #eds #hypermobility #ibs #ibd #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #disability #servicedog #invisibleillness #lifestyle  #dogsofinstagram #germanshepherd #corgidor #catsofinstagram #happiness #selfcare #selflove #fibromyalgia #autoimmunedisease #dysautonomia #spoonie #dogtraining #dogtrainer #gsd #love #neurodivergent

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original post created by: me via tumblr hello. i’m sorry for being gone so long. i’ve been dealing with a lot of internal conflict - depression and anxiety. i’ll be trying my best to continue posting but it may be a bit spotty, as online school is starting for me shortly. thanks for all the love and support. <3 • • • #stim #stimming #stims #autism #autistic #autisticspectrum #autismspectrum #asd #autisticspectrumdisorder #autisticteen #autisticman #autisticstudent #fidget #fidgeting #fidgets #neurodivergent #add #adhd #autismacceptance #blog #blogging #blogs #masking #unmasking

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let yourself stim!!! it’s ok and you shouldn’t be ashamed. besides, you’re at home now, so if you’re normally ashamed you don’t have to be now! #autism #autismawareness #autismawarenessmonth #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #autistic #actuallyautistic #autisme #autisticgirls #neurodivergent #neurodivergency #femaleautistic #autie #aspie #autismpride #stimming #stimmingpositivity #stim #puzzlepiece #notyourchickennugget #notapuzzlepiece

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Bleh. Don't have any paint left and no money. No criminal minds either. ☹ . . . #autism #actuallyautistic #aspiesofinstagram #aspiegirl #anxiety #autistic #neurodivergent

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Join Ms. Ava on Facebook Live today for a group all about our NEWEST PRODUCT 🌟The Coping Tools Workbook🌟 . Get a sneak peak of the amazing 🎶 songs and interactive activities we’ve created to help tweens, teens, and young adults build their social/emotional skills. . CAN’T WAIT? Get your copy of the Coping Tools Workbook at DynamicLynks.com/shop! On sale for $19 😮 . #musictherapy #copingtools #emotionalexpression #emotionalregulation #socialskills #asd #anxiety #mentalhealth #adhd #selfadvocacy #neurodiversity #neurodivergent #specialneedsparents #parenting #quarantinedwithkids #quarantinedwithteens

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I stayed up all night doing everything but the work I was suppose to be doing and now its 8am and I'm just now starting lmfao • • • • • • • • • • Ignore #mentalillness #mentalillnessmemes #emotionalabuse #cptsd #trauma #childhoodtrauma #intrusivethoughts #shmemes #selfdepricatingmemes #anxiety #mentalhealthrecovery #abusiveparents #selfdestruction #actuallyadhd #actuallyadd #therapy #panicattack #panicdisorder #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #bipolarmemes #neurodivergentmemes #neurodivergent

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Today's filming day for the first of my online classes... make-up is a strange sensation & I'm not very good at not pulling faces. ☆ I've taken the unusual step today of unfollowing everyone, with the exception of @jaz.bear & @atomic235. This week's sensory overload has sent me straight back to suicidal ideation & it's not just some of the emails that land in my inbox that are a problem. ☆ Instagram isn't an accessible or friendly interface. It's never been particularly accessible if you're #neurodivergent. Even less so now, as everyone is trying to be heard above the noise by making more noise. I know why that is, but that doesn't lessen the impact. ☆ All push notifications have been off forever. My phone runs in Do Not Disturb mode. Yet there are in-app features that can't be turned off & the mute function is neither consistent or reliable. Not being able to switch off private messaging or switch off Stories or Live have long been itches of mine & now they're beyond too much. ☆ I'm not happy to be unfollowing everyone, it makes me mighty sad. But this is primarily my work space & I need to keep my head together. I'm a 100% digital online business so I can't afford to hide offline for long, hoping that the noise will blow over. If I don't keep up my work pace now, keep my head together & keep present, then before long the business will dry up & that's a bloody scary place to be 'cos we've no other income coming into our family; we don't qualify for any benefits or financial aid. ☆ This isn't a decision I've taken lightly & it's not a reflection on anyone. I'll keep on scheduling my posts, letting you know what I'm up to & hopefully keep creating clever stuff. This will all probably mean that I won't appear high in your feeds as the algorithm is an arse but you can always turn on post notifications to counter that. ☆ Patreon is still my safest space & I'm hoping to have more bandwidth for my Ravelry group. Chances are that Twitter will go, too. My mental health has been poor for a long time but I'm getting better at looking after me. ☆ #neurodivergentsquad #neurodivergentcreative #sensoryoverload #burnout #woollywormhead

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It happened last summer. Unnecessary stress, for sure. Arggg! I’m that awkwardly shy;) Have a good one guys.

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This was me when I should have been writing this week's post. If you've been falling apart more than usual, that's ok. I owe y'all a real post, but I can offer some solidarity this week.⁠ ⁠ http://autisticempath.com/the-ugly-truth-of-unrelenting-stress-im-sorry⁠ ⁠ #autisticadulthood #anxiety #overwhelmed #jobstress #stress #constantstress #actuallyautistic #neurodiverse #neurodivergent #meltdown

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What is a perfect life? Did you have an image of what you thought would be your perfect life? Is it how you are living now? I do not really remember how I pictured a “perfect” life however I know when I look at my family all I see is my perfect. I laugh with my husband who is my best friend and I love being a Mom to my children. There are challenges, every single day. Sometimes I feel I can do better, however my children are happy. And that is my perfect life. What makes your life “your perfect”? #autism #autismawareness #autismacceptance #autismspectrum #earlyintervention #autismspeaks #autismmom #autismdad #autismparenting #autistic #girlshaveautismtoo #autismspectrumdisorder #autistic #autisticchild #autisticchildren #autismmoms #michellebrogers #championsforourchildren #fitnessgoals2020 #mompreneur #taca #autismo #autismawareness #autismacceptance #autismspeaks #togetherapart #parentcoach #neurodivergent #specialneedsmom #specialneedsparenting

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Lockdown beauty tips with Emy.P Ladies. Gentlemen. Looking for that flawless skin, summer glow up without leaving your house? My top tip today is a simple one. Put a lamp either ON or near to your head. If you get too close you may burn yourself on the bulb which I wouldn’t recommend but I suppose it depends on how desperate you are to look good. I’ll leave that with you. You’re welcome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #emypmate #emyp #spokenwordartist #musician #publicspeaker #spokenwordevents #beautytips #glowup #yourewelcome #ilovelamp #lockdown #artists #adhdlife #adhdwriter #adhdwomen #adhdgirls #adhdadvocate #adhdsupport #neurodiverse #neurodivergent #selfcare

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Good morning, IG buddies☀️🌞 sending positivity and love your way today. 🌈 ❤️ 💐. Hope you are all staying safe and healthy. ❤️ This sweatshirt is from @WholesomeCulture. Part of their profits go to animal rescue and environmental organizations. All of their products are ethically made. Love supporting companies like this! 💕💕💕💕 #wholesomeculture #positivevibes #positiveenergy #happy #doilookautisticyet #neurodiversity #neurodiverse #neurodivergent #aspie #aspergirl #autie #aspergers #autistic #autisticadult #actuallyautistic #mentalhealth #growthroughwhatyougothrough #mentalhealth #aspiesofinstagram #autisticwomen

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Remember that you are not alone! To join our group video calls and peer support chat, sign up as a student leader! And just to make sure that this is loud and clear. . . whether you are a student currently enrolled in a university or taking a break from your education to focus on your mental health right now, that does not make you less of a student! We are still here for you! LINK IN BIO @studentswithpsychosis

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Words can't express how much I love our students. Honestly, they inspire me and the reason I get out of bed and keep advocating these days. Please. Please. Please. Remember that you are not alone. If you want to join our student video calls and peer support chat, sign up as a student leader. Love you guys!!! And just to make sure that this is loud and clear . . . whether you are a student currently enrolled in a university or taking a break from your education to focus on your mental health, that does not make you less of a student! We are still here for you! LINK IN BIO @studentswithpsychosis

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.⁣ One of the things I love most about being an Aspie is connecting with animals, and those who know me are familiar with my near-worship of cats. ⁣ ⁣ I’ve always felt like anyone who doesn’t like cats hasn’t taken the time to learn about, observe or get to know them. Cats are certainly not dogs and shouldn’t be petted or treated as such. ⁣ ⁣ Forming a bond with a cat requires good manners and patience. A quiet and peaceful introduction is best. One must wait for the cat to decide if they want to interact or if too much is being asked too soon. Learning their body language, petting preferences and vocalizations is key. Make no mistake, if a cat puts their trust in you, that’s some sacred shit. Don’t mess it up. ⁣ ⁣ I had 2 boy kitties for a total of 16 years. Their names were Jasper and Laszlo, and they were my family. ⁣They passed on a couple of years ago, and I still cry because I miss them so much. ⁣ Thankfully, I get to be Maurice’s step-mom now. And here’s the other point of this post! Having a strong mental connection to an animal can be amazing — but also annoying. 😂 If, say, you need them to sleep outside your bedroom, and your mind switches on at 4am but you planned to sleep till 6am, too late! Without so much as shifting your weight in bed, your fur-baby has probably heard your thoughts and now demands breakfast. I’ve observed it in all 3 cats.⁣ ⁣ Spoiler alert: telepathy is real! ⁣😱 ⁣ (And you’ll get up and feed them before crawling back in bed, because they know you hear them, they trust you, and you’re cool like that.) 💜🐈💜⁣ ⁣ #ASD #aspie #aspiesofinstagram #actuallyautistic #ASC #autism #autistic #neurodivergent #spectrum #notneurotypical #ND #diversity #austin #atx #austintexas #austintx #tx #texas #latediagnosis #cat #cats #catsofig #catsifinsta #catsofinstagram #crazycatlady #friends #adoptdontshop #gattini #telepathy #catmom

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Keeping it rolling with our 9th anniversary posts, all the way back to 2012! Today, we're featuring some of the incredible public speaking work pioneered by TMA Co-Founders CJ Shiloh & Sunny Cefaratti in the early years of TMA. 2012 consisted of presentations and making connections at AutCom, a National Music Therapy Conference, and an ICDL conference. 👏 Read & watch more: https://themusicalautist.org/about-sunny/

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[THU 09.04.20] slept badly, woke up with a headache, then proceeded to thump the side of my head on my slanted roof/wall/ceiling thing when rearranging furniture, and so now my headache is gone but now my neck is jarred. Happy days 🤣👌🏽 I think today I’m just going to avoid any more harm and stay sat and just snack! 💁🏻‍♀️🥤🥡🧁 on a cuter note, despite being indoors mostly, my freckles are coming out 🧏🏻‍♀️ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #tillystabletalk #selfheal #bekindtoyourself #selfawarenessjourney #gratitude #perspective #emotionalintelligence #selfcare #lifelessons #compassion #resiliency #mentalhealthmatters #innerchildhealing #healingjourney #loveyourself #selflove #authenticity #intentionalliving #compassion #imwhatautismlookslike #actuallyautistic #aspiesofinstagram #breakthestigma #neurodiversity #neurodivergent #aspiegirl #notalldisabilitiesarevisible #hyggelifestyle #freckles #courage

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@buttonslives Today is Autism Awareness Day but I see a lot of positive changes underway to shift the narrative into more of an Autism Acceptance Day! 🦋 I remade my infographic from last year into more of an instagram friendly format. Feel free to reshare and alter the colors/brightness of images as needed. Send me a dm if you want me to email you the text file or full res images. 😊🌈♾ . . #neurodiversity #autismacceptance #autismawarenessday #actuallyautistic #aspergers #aspie #aspiesofinstagram #autismawarenessmonth #neurodivergent #neurodiverse #aspiegirl #autisticadult

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“There is a huge pool of untapped neurodiverse employee talent out there, and businesses of every size are starting to understand the value of embracing individuality. Change needn’t be dramatic or expensive. It takes businesses thinking differently – and adapting accordingly – to accommodate workers who think differently. By understanding individuals, organisations can perform better as a whole.” An extract taken from our very own David O’Coimin speaking to Lisa Baker at Employer News (link in the bio). #workplace #neurodiversity #diversity #inclusion #workwell #diversityandinclusion #autismacceptance #neurodivergent #neurodiverse #lovewhereyouwork #mentalhealthawareness #officespace #nookpod #employeeengagement #workspace #diversityatwork #inclusionatwork #actuallyautistic #autismspectrum #sensoryprocessing #neuroinclusion

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Suki Basford from Buckinghamshire is amazing at cycling! She even cycles to raise donations for the autistic community! We are proud of you Suki! Thanks for being AMAZING and for sharing your photos with us! You can also be part of our "I AM AMAZING AT ... ! campaign! Send us your photos or videos to [email protected] and tell us what are you amazing at, and we will share them right here!

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.⁣⁣ Here I was, 10 years ago, happily nerding in a science museum. ⁣ ⁣ “Hey, look — an old tree! That’s been cut down! And varnished!”⁣ ⁣ Now, I am old and crusty. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Speaking of fossils, they’ve always been one of my favorite things. I guess you could call them an Aspie “special interest.” ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I’m particularly fond of crinoid stems & exogyra arientinas. Google ‘em!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🤓 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #ASD #aspie #aspiesofinstagram #actuallyautistic #neurodiversestories #ASC #autism #autistic #neurodivergent #spectrum #notneurotypical #ND #diversity #austin #atx #austintexas #ATX #austintx #tx #texas #latediagnosis #specialinterests #fossils #science #geology #happy

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Thanks to Lee for sharing his home grown garden with us!🥕⁣ ⁣ Pictured are Basil and chives; Carrots; Onion trays, Tomato, Corn and Black Magic Taiyo Sunflower. Amazing! 🌻⁣ ⁣ Stay Well, Stay Creative, Stay Positive 😄

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What is Asperger syndrome? Neurotypicals call it #disability. But seeing how the number of these individuals is increasing, isn't that “disability” too common to be called such? At what point does the "disability" begin to be #normal? And even if it were not so common, what does a neurotypical mind understand by disability? Although they may say that Aspergers or autists don't live in the real world, who is more aware of reality, actually? I have noticed that those who are somewhere on the spectrum are usually generous, altruistic people, able to see what is really happening around them, which, added to their usually high intellect, inevitably leads them to try to take better care of themselves what the neurotypicals usually do or to protect their planet, either through activism, veganism or by other ways, while neurotypicals usually tend to lack capacity to worry about the damage they cause with their own acts. That is not living away from reality at all. Great geniuses of history, those who really stood out, those who have contributed something to society, such as Einstein, Newton, Darwin, Gandhi (and more recent ones like Steven Spielberg, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Steve Jobs, J. K. Rowling or Greta Thunberg among others), have had or have (or are suspected of having or have) this syndrome or some other form of #autism. With the Aspergers generally having a coefficient higher than, or at least equal to, the average, some say that they could be the next link in #human #evolution. Although this seems to contradict the other #theory that says that #humanity is already evolving to be more stupid. On the other hand, it is also said that the cave paintings could have been the work of Aspergers, which seems to indicate that they could have always been there, in the #shadows but also leaving their mark from the very beginning of human #history until these days in which humanity is already realizing their superior work #efficiency. #asperger #aspie #neurodivergent #neurodivergents

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Online sensory support group! ✨ I want to share with you this wonderful series that @sensorynerds are offering over the next few weeks. Swipe for details 😊⁣ ⁣ Sensory Nerds is run by my occupational therapist Carrie (@sensorystrategyot) and Sarah (@sensorycoachot), who together started the adult programme for sensory processing disorder at the STAR Institute. They are experts in helping adults with sensory processing difficulties, and they’re also two of the most empathetic humans I know.⁣ ⁣ I attended a support group of theirs a couple of weeks ago, and it was super helpful and such a safe and supportive space. For my own sensory system, video chat can feel like a LOT, so I participated through chat. There’s no pressure, and you can join in whatever way feels comfortable to you (including just listening!) ❤️⁣ ⁣ It’s $12 for one of the dates, or you can sign up for multiple for less.⁣ ⁣ Not a sponsored post or anything, I’m just really excited by what Sarah and Carrie have to offer, and I know it might be helpful for you too! ❤️ Definitely this crisis situation is affecting my SPD in unexpected ways, and I’m really grateful for the extra support right now.⁣ ⁣ The link is in @sensorynerds bio if you’re interested in signing up to one/several/all of these sessions! See you there maybe 🥰⁣ ⁣ [Image description in comments]

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There are more stormy days ahead for all of us, irrespective of what’s going on with Covid-19! At the moment many of you probably don’t dare to speak up about the daily struggles you face/ have always faced as a parent of a child with presenting challenges and needs for fear of being judged as selfish right now! Ever had that feeling? Perhaps that’s even resonating with you right now? It’s still ok for you to talk about what’s on your ‘plate’ and seek out new ideas and/or try to find solutions! I’m here to be of service to you and it’s time to help you find your voice and help you to be heard! Come and join my ‘Ask Lyn ...’ group embedded in my FB page (RedKite Coaching Solutions)! Here you’ll find like-minded people, mainly parents, who want the best for their child. Until you feel ready to air/share your concerns and/or ideas in a space that’s inclusive and non-judgemental, you can simply see what everyone else does. How does that sound? Or you can ping me a message and we can have a chat without any obligation - link in bio. How about that? Finally you don’t have to go it alone because we’re in this together!❤️ So, let’s do this!🙂 Remember to tag a friend or someone for whom this post may be of use or interest! #parenting #inthistogether #coaching #advocacy #coaching #support #help #solutions #behaviour #challengingbehaviour #behaviouralproblems #additionalneeds #specialneeds #neurodiversity #SEND #neurodivergent #onthespectrum #ADHD #liketofidget #cantsitstill #ASD #autism #autismawareness #autismacceptance #selfworth #selfesteem #partnership #education #school #lifelonglearning

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i love when yall dm me,, i be answering all my dms bc I am bored and desire connectiton. like jst send me funny meme and bam we are now mutuals • • • • • • • • • • Ignore #mentalillness #mentalillnessmemes #emotionalabuse #cptsd #trauma #childhoodtrauma #intrusivethoughts #shmemes #selfdepricatingmemes #anxiety #mentalhealthrecovery #abusiveparents #selfdestruction #actuallyadhd #actuallyadd #therapy #panicattack #panicdisorder #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #bipolarmemes #neurodivergentmemes #neurodivergent

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peel for some watercolors I did for Trans Day of Visibility. I know it's a ways late seeing as it was the 31st of March but I've been having difficulties sharing what art I've been making. I am here. . . Hey, I'm JaCe and I'm transgender. If this offends you or makes you feel conflicted about me, maybe you shouldn't be following me. I'm androgynous gender(not the same as style), which means I identify as both male and female. A sub classification for those still confused would be a Snail, I represent outwardly as one or both genders depending on how I'm feeling with my body. I have always felt this way. People have trouble harassing me in the restroom no matter which I go into. . . A positive side, or advantage, would be high visibility to other transgender individuals and curious children/adolescents. I've had fathers thank me numerous for making their children feel less alone about their hairstyles. I've sought out to just say high to cis-transgender individuals and make them feel more comfortable in their skin. Transitioning and/or blending in is a huge anxiety for every trans person but being in the middle or skewed between the two, really helps those people I've met feel better in their dysphoria. Comparing hands, voices, clothing style, and realizing it's the confidence we have in our own identity that matters MUCH more than how we are perceived. The battle with others in society is small compared to the battle of acceptance within and with family. . . My heart goes out to every transgender individual whom is homeless right now, in a prison or jail, or in a ICE detention center, or even just those isolated rn. Hate crime and isolation within ANY population really sets the tone for our (trans) suicide rates. I truely say this with SO MUCH love, emotion, and dedication, "Suicide is still a hatecrime." Bullying on a sociological scale does not justify it being normalized; as any minority can tell you. . . . We are all the same. We all die. We all feel pain. We all are children. We all seek love and acceptance. I love you all.

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this right here folks is my least favorite thing! i am going to talk about therapy and mental health now, read if u want- - - so i’ve had two counselors. i started counseling towards the end of 8th grade (last year) and it only lasted 6 weeks, but i really liked my counselor. she loved me and thought i was very bright, and i felt comfortable talking to her. that was before i was openly seeking an autism diagnosis, so our conversation was mostly related to depression. she also thought i had anxiety, and focused a lot on that. i am not diagnosed with either and am not focused on anxiety since i believe that all of my anxiety symptoms trace back to autism. i feel like, had i been able to stay with her, i would’ve made much more progress towards my autism diagnosis already. my current counselor, while nice, is very different. instead of focusing on things i’m not worried about, she tries to change the way i’ve learned to deal with my own feelings. while in both situations i was being treated as neurotypical, i feel like my first counselor’s methods were much more understood to my neurodivergent perception. my current counselor works in ways that don’t help me process, and basically tells me to push things down more?? my goal for my mental health is to get my necessary diagnosis and understand how they affect me specifically, not to change the way i deal with them. i’ve already learned how to deal with my feelings and thoughts, i just want to piece them together! if y’all are in therapy/counseling, how’s it going for you? - - - - #autism #autistic #autismmemes #actuallyautistic #actuallyautisticmemes #therapy #mentalhealth #counseling #psychology #stimming #stim #specialinterests #stimtoys #autisticadults #autistickids #neurodivergent #neurodiversity #neurodiverse #aspie #aspergers #aspiememes #aspergersmemes #aspiegirl #aspergerssyndrome

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There are many misconceptions about autism floating around and although I can't educate everyone, I can share info with my friends and family in this little corner of the world. 💜 • Some of these are a tad controversial, but trust me when I say they needed to be said. There were more, but these our the ones I picked to talk about. 💜 • ♡ • #AutismAcceptanceMonth #LightItUpGold #RedInstead #whatpeopleshouldknow #autistic #autisticadults #actuallyautistic #autismmonth #autismisntadirtyword #autismrocks #autismlife #aspie #aspien #aspiegirl #aspiewoman #aspiengirl #aspienwoman #autismadvocate #autismmentor #proudlyautistic #openlyautistic #aspienqueen #neurodiverse #neurodivergent #spreadingpositivitylikeglitter

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