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Autism Noise Canceling Headphones & Earplugs Reviewed by Autistic People

If you are on the autism spectrum like me or you have an autistic child or family member, you probably know sounds and too much sensory stimuli can stress us ...

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10 Things I Want Parents to Understand About Their Autistic Child

In the autumn of 2022, with the help of a friend, I produced a guide (in the form of a PowerPoint hand-out) called "A Guide to My Autistic Self." This was ...

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Why the Autism Puzzle Piece Is Bad, and What to Use Instead

For many years, the autism puzzle piece has been one of the most widely used symbols to represent those on the spectrum. Despite its widespread use, however, ...

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Understanding Your Autistic Loved One: 6 Autistic Behaviors and How to Accommodate Them

When someone in your social circle is autistic, you might notice that sometimes they behave differently than non-autistic people. Some of these things, such as ...

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Cuddly Weighted Stuffed Animals for Kids and Adults to Hug

Weighted stuffed animals are a great way to bring comfort into your home. These cozy companions can help with sleep and improve the mental health of children ...

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11 Tips for Coping with Misophonia and Misokinesia

If you live with misophonia and/or misokinesia, these tips can help you cope with the anxiety, pain, and stress that repetitive sounds and movements can ...

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What Is a Spoonie? The Spoon Theory of Chronic Illness, Explained

Spoon theory. Spoonie. If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness, you may hear these terms and be confused. What is a spoonie? ...

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6 Tips for Dealing with Ableism and Disability Discrimination

Have you ever felt like your life was more difficult because of a disability or chronic illness? Maybe you’ve been treated unfairly in the workplace or had ...

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How Getting an ADHD Diagnosis at Age 23 Improved My Mental Health

I’m navigating the aftershocks of getting an adult ADHD diagnosis after it was missed during my childhood, and I know I’m not alone. Over the past few years, ...

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Calm Strips: A Complete Guide to Fidget Stickers for Anxiety, Autism, & ADHD

Calm Strips are discreet tactile fidget stickers that you can place on just about any surface. They can help people with a wide variety of mental health ...

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Understanding Misophonia and Misokinesia: No, We Can’t Just Get Over It

If you know about misophonia and misokinesia, it may be because you live with these two disorders or because you know someone who does.  I have lived with ...

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What Parents Need to Know to Help Their Kids with ADHD

When your child receives an ADHD diagnosis, it's normal to feel a little overwhelmed. You've noticed that your child was in need of a little extra support, and ...

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