When most people think about stimming, they think about vocal tics and flapping hands. But what does autistic stimming look like, really? Please, let me, an actual autistic person, tell you about it! What Is Stimming? The word “stim” is short for “self-stimulatory,” and refers to any repetitive behavior, like movement, or making a sound, … Read more
If you’re one of the millions of parents who’s suddenly homeschooling, or supporting your child with virtual schooling this year, I know how overwhelmed you may feel. But, having the right kinds of sensory toys and fidgets available for your kids, both during lessons and play breaks, can help you keep them on-task and learning … Read more
Neurodivergent Spoons and Forks (On Autism and Fatigue)
Everybody has a different way of describing how they deal with fatigue, whether it be physical, emotional, or mental. Two models of fatigue that are popular in the autism community are the spoon theory and the fork theory. Neurodivergent spoons and forks for all!
Let's delve into how the spoon and fork theories apply to autism and exhaustion, and how they can help you become more self-aware to conserve more of your hard-won energy.
Today's episode serves as an introduction to what I'll be talking about through this podcast series, including my answers to these questions:
What does neurodivergent mean?
What is neurodivergence?
What is neurodiversity?
And why are they important to talk about?