Safe Spiritual Spaces for Neurodivergent People / Rev. Catharine Clarenbach

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Exciting news! Reverend Clarenbach, this week’s guest on Neurodiverging, is holding a special event this Saturday, 12/19/2020. Learn more at her website, thewayoftheriver.com, or read “Going Into the Dark” below. I’m honored to be joined on this week’s episode by Reverend Catharine Clarenbach. Catharine is a white, fat, cis woman, a sovereign queer femme with … Read more

Sensory Processing Disorder + 3 Tips to Avoid Sensory Overwhelm

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Have you ever heard of sensory processing disorder? Sensory overwhelm? Sensory integration disorder? Sensory overload?

Today, I want to discuss what all this stuff if, and give you some go-to tips that I use in my everyday life to avoid sensory overwhelm.

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My Favorite Earplugs for Autism Sound Sensitivity

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I’m autistic, and I have sensory processing disorder, which means I don’t process touch, sounsd, or lights the same ways as most people. I’m easily overstimulated by loud noises and need hearing protection to help reduce outside input to my senses. Sound sensitivity is one of the biggest autism issues I deal with on a … Read more

Prime Day Deals for Neurodivergent Folks! (2020)

I don’t usually do this kind of post, but a lot of us are on tight budgets with everything going on in the world, so I put together this quick blog post with some Neurodiverging-specific Amazon deals I found for Prime Day. There are a lot of weighted blankets, ear defenders, sensory crafts, fidgets, and … Read more

How to Define Perseveration in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about some common traits of autism spectrum disorder, and the question of how to define perseveration with regards to autism came up. I've experienced perseveration, and I notice it in my children with autism and ADHD. But, I found it oddly difficult to describe to my friend, and realized I didn't quite know how to explain it. So, I did a little research on perseverative thinking, behaviors, and language.


🎧 Rather listen than read this post? This post is based off of Episode 14 of the Neurodiverging Podcast! Listen on Pandora Google Podcasts | Spotify

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How to Make A Family Schedule That Works For Everybody in Your Household

How to Make a Schedule for Everyone in Your Household Today’s post is a practically-minded one. We’re talking about schedules! Now that we’re getting into the fall season, most kids have gone back to school, even though school looks very different this year. This means that a lot of us are adjusting our schedules to … Read more

If You’ve Seen One Restricted Interest, You’ve Seen One Restricted Interest

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There is a very common saying within autistic circles that goes, “If you’ve met one autistic person, you’ve met one autistic person.” The saying highlights that although we all have autistic traits, no two autistic people will express those traits in the same way. Each autistic person is unique. Restricted interests are the same way. … Read more

The Best Fidgets for Homeschool or Virtual School (for Under $20!)

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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

Need Gentle Parenting Ideas? Try These 3 Expert Books.

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After I posted my collaborative parenting series for ADHD and autistic families, I got a few emails asking me for further resources to learn about collaborative and gentle parenting. I’ve put together a guide of my top 3 favorite books about gentle parenting that I hope will help you out. These are all books that … Read more

4 Ways to Crush It with Picture Schedules

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Picture schedules are also called visual schedules, and they’re commonly used by autistic, ADHD, or executive dysfunction folks as supports for everyday life. Picture schedules can help us remember what comes next in a series of activities, or remind us of options when we’re overwhelmed. As an autistic adult with a lot of executive dysfunction … Read more

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