There are a lot of adults with ADHD in this world, and so it’s not surprising that there are a lot of adults with ADHD in relationships around too. But is a relationship with a person with ADHD any different than a relationship between two neurotypical people? Well, it doesn’t have to be, but a lot … 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.
Do you have an autistic friend or loved one who repeats everything you say all the time? Or do you know someone with autism spectrum disorder who's in the habit of talking to themselves?
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.
Having different communication styles and making it work anyway is part of being in a family. But what if it’s not working? Collaborative problem-solving can be a life-saver for learning how to communicate with autistic adults, how to communicate with an autistic child, or how us autistics can better work with neurotypical folks. Here are … Read more
Hey, friends. Recently, a great many of us have become families stuck at home with our kiddos (and I hope you are all hanging in). The change in schedules, routines, and daily needs can be huge, and families with neurodivergent members can have even more upheaval than average. I have been mostly stay-at-home with two … Read more
I wasn’t diagnosed as being on the spectrum until after my second child was born and my life fell apart. Why are so many autistic women misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all? Hear my story. 🎧 Rather listen than read this post? This post on my autism journey is based off of Episode 2 of the Neurodiverging … Read more
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?