Neurodiversity Support & Life Hacks from Peer Experts
The Double Empathy Challenge: Understanding Motherhood from the Perspective of Autistic Moms

Many people have a basic understanding of what it's like to be a mom. They can imagine the joys and challenges, how it feels to hold your new baby, how ...

6 Sensory-Friendly Design Tips for a Calm and Comfortable Home Environment

People with autism are commonly hypersensitive to their surroundings, from visual aspects to sounds and texture. Taking steps to make your home ...

How to Prepare for a Stress-Free Train Journey If You Have Sensory Issues

Taking the train soon? Here’s how to prepare for a stress-free journey if you have sensory processing issues. Traveling can be stressful for anyone, but it ...

Accepting My Neurodiversity Has Helped Me Better Understand My Autistic Teen

As a parent on the spectrum with ADHD, the challenges of parenting my autistic 14-year-old daughter have been some of the hardest yet most rewarding of my ...

Autism Acceptance Blooms in Mobile Game ‘Lily’s Garden’

Popular culture often misses the mark when it comes to autistic characters and storylines—when autistic representation is even present to begin with. Whether ...

How Superman Helped Me Cope With Being Different

When it comes to mental health issues and being different, there are a lot of things that can get complicated. Sometimes it is the simple things. Ever thought ...

How to Make Your Hair Salon Autism-Friendly

Want to make your hair salon autism-friendly? These tips will help you create a sensory-friendly environment where autistic clients feel safe and calm while ...

10 Things I Thought Were Social Anxiety but Turned Out to Be Autism

If you struggle with social anxiety, these 10 signs indicate that it could be something more and you might be on the autism spectrum. Although I was diagnosed ...

All About Autism Masking and Camouflaging

Are you a diagnosed or suspected autistic person who often suppresses your need to stim or fidget, forces yourself to make eye contact with people, or ...

How to Support Autistic Students and Their Classmates in School

Imagine you are running a race and no matter how fast you run, you just keep lagging behind the other runners. This is similar to the experience of autistic ...

Sensory Overload Self-Help Guide: Coping Tips to Help You Thrive

If you or a loved one experiences sensory overload, this self-help guide can help you learn the signs and symptoms, address the causes, and develop coping ...

The [in]Visibility of [in]Accessibility

March 28, 2023 I have to chuckle at myself, albeit rather bitterly. I’m sitting here, finally starting this article for The Ability Toolbox, after having ...

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