Tim_McTuffty , to actuallyautistic
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Diary of an ASD Squirrel. Day 118 , Friday 23/02/2024

TL:DR Meh!

Slept ok last night but am sooo tired today !

Did my chores .

I was hit by multiple triggers this morning, all of them minor but so many of them !

Frustration levels hit a peak , which is never good.

ESO helped lower the levels & cider & pizza are currently helping too.

Final Thoughts.

My brain is struggling to string words together tonight . I wonder what’s going on.

Thank you to all those who are helping me on this journey, in a myriad different ways. I am thankful to each & every one of you! 🫂 🫶🐿️🖖

@actuallyautistic

theautisticcoach , to mazeldon
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Shabbat Shalom to everyone!

This week’s Torah portion is especially relevant for all humans

https://www.theautisticcoach.com/autism-spirituality-blog/the-autistic-parashah-tetzaveh

@actuallyautistic @mazeldon

sebwhatever , to actuallyautistic
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@actuallyautistic

I'm feeling a little low today. What are some things that you folx do to help yourselves out of a funk?

sebwhatever , to actuallyautistic
@sebwhatever@mastodon.social avatar

@actuallyautistic

It's Friday! What are your weekend plans...?

milkteawitch , to actuallyautistic
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I wanna try something:

& questions friday.
I will answer every respectful question about (my) autism & ADHD if you ask them today, commenting on this post.

All of the answers will be provided based on my personal experience. I do not speak for all people and those with ADHD.

I will not give any medical advice.

@actuallyautistic

mopotek , to random
@mopotek@bdx.town avatar

Avec un ami, nous pensons à construire une base de connaissance collaborative pour adultes autistes avec des guides pratiques pour le quotidien : gérer les difficultés sensorielles, l'hygienne de vie, le travail adapté, les finances, les relations, les accomodations, etc.

Nous cherchons un front end moderne et sympa de type Wiki pour poster les articles organisés par catégories et qui permet la collaboration (sans forcément être autant avancé que Wikipedia)
Par exemple j'aime beaucoup https://ux.wikihero.org/experience-utilisateur-ux/accessibilite donc je recherche quelque chose dans ce genre

On veut que ce soit international donc la gestion d'articles en plusieurs langues serait top aussi (espagnol, basque, francais, anglais).

Mon ami est dev donc il pourra bidouiller le nécessaire. Des recommendations ? @clovis

johnnyprofane1 , to actuallyaudhd
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In this series, I get pretty direct about issues in the Neurodiversity community.

It's likely, I say something you disagree with. Let's talk in the comments.

Could be we find some truth together.

@actuallyautistic
@actuallyadhd
@actuallyaudhd

https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8EHhQes/

ElizabethLeeCo , to horror
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Chuck Tingle is giving away a free Tingler to celebrate the Stoker nomination for his first horror novel, Camp Damascus, which features an autistic MC. He's suggesting a $3 donation to the wonderful Autistic Self Advocacy Group :hearthands:

NOT POUNDED BY MY HANDSOME SENTIENT STOKER AWARD NOMINATION FOR CAMP DAMASCUS BECAUSE THE TWO OF US ARE TOO BUSY CELEBRATING THE FACT THAT A STORY WITH AN AUTISTIC LEAD CHARACTER BY AN AUTISTIC AUTHOR MADE THE SHORTLIST FOR A MAJOR LITERARY AWARD AND NOW WE’RE DONATING SOME MONEY TO AUTISTIC SELF ADVOCACY NETWORK.
https://www.patreon.com/posts/not-pounded-by-98999986

@horror

Tim_McTuffty , to actuallyautistic
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Diary of an ASD Squirrel. Day 117 , Thursday 22/02/2024

TL:DR All quiet on the western front !

Another decent night’s sleep , although I was a little cold in bed , which is unusual for me!

Up at 6ish , breakfast etc.

Herself was in the office today so peace reigned supreme !

Toasted cheese sarnie for lunch - Nuggan’s Nuts there’s so much cheese to use up !

Apropos to nothing - worked on my Assassin’s skills in ESO today , sadly I’m not very stealthy so playing a stealth char is quite challenging 😆

I’m a ‘white hat’ assassin - no woke folk get bumped off - although there was an annoying painter 😆

Had a nice time on Masto this evening , lots of friends online to chat with 😊

Final Thoughts.

A better day today, although the rain this morning didn’t help .

Thank you to all those who are helping me on this journey, in a myriad different ways. I am thankful to each & every one of you! 🫂 🫶🐿️🖖

@actuallyautistic

H2O , to actuallyautistic
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My therapist just called me the Queen of Curiosity. Does that resonate with anyone ? I feel seen!

@actuallyautistic

autism101 , to actuallyautistic
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There are common triggers that can lead some autistic people to experience a meltdown or a shutdown.

Do you have any?

@actuallyautistic

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  • theautisticcoach , to actuallyautistic
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    In April I will be starting my Autistic Peer Support Coach training program.

    It will feature 120+ hours of coursework & supervised training.

    Do you want to help support your fellow comrades?

    DM me for more details.

    @actuallyautistic

    Autistrain , to actuallyautistic
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    The community on mastodon has grown a lot since the middle of last year. It's nice to see it.

    @actuallyautistic

    theautisticcoach , to actuallyautistic
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    Join our workshop specifically for late-identified adults.

    Dive into understanding autism, the nuances of masking & unmasking, navigating meltdowns, preventing burnout, and mastering self-advocacy.

    https://www.theautisticcoach.com/late-diagnosed-late-identified-autistic-workshop

    @actuallyautistic

    punishmenthurts , to actuallyautistic
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    @actuallyautistic
    lard t’underin’, it’s yuuuge! 😳
    The mountain has arrived, now I just have to climb the bastard. 🙄😀

    punishmenthurts OP ,
    @punishmenthurts@neurodifferent.me avatar

    @actuallyautistic
    suppose I’ll have to live post reading it, sorry.
    .
    I feel like such a fool thinking I’m relating to these geniuses at the beginning, Cavendish and Dirac, but I’m on page 36 and I’ve laughed out loud four times already, OMG.
    “The way to talk to him is not to look at him. Speak as though to the air.” I love that. I do that here all day long.
    “My work has no practical significance.”
    .
    LOL.
    Same, if it was work. 🙄🤣

    punishmenthurts OP ,
    @punishmenthurts@neurodifferent.me avatar

    @actuallyautistic
    second chapter is tough, upsetting.
    Need a break and a cuppa.
    I hate imagining what I might have done as a parent, what mistakes I might have made, who I might’ve listened to . . . not likely, but even being as good as you can be, it just sounds so tough.
    .
    None of my BS would change a thing. 😳
    .

    punishmenthurts OP ,
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    @actuallyautistic
    another break before some kids get their chelation therapy 😳
    I keep imagining trying to deal with it my way and the kid being taken away and then the rest of ‘em too, and me getting locked up.
    .

    punishmenthurts OP ,
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    @actuallyautistic
    FFS
    I’m trying to do what I do with unpleasant tasks, push through, get it behind me, crash after
    but goddam, this vaccine shit, the predatory pseudoscience, I’ve heard it already, I knew I was going to already have heard 90% of this book and it was going to be painful, goddammit, Steve, why can’t you just answer my questions
    .
    I mean, I know why, but FFS

    punishmenthurts OP ,
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    @actuallyautistic
    190 pages of NT history of what Autism ISN’T, I am going to be pissed when it turns out to be all 500.
    🙄😠
    I’m sorry, this is what reading is when you follow your own mind, an endless exercise in trying to prove some negative.
    FFS.
    .
    I’ll get there.

    punishmenthurts OP ,
    @punishmenthurts@neurodifferent.me avatar

    @actuallyautistic
    It’s been hard hearing about the Nazi attitude and how apparently the whole world was not so different, the deadly take on “evolution,” - kill the weak. 🙄
    .
    That’s not “learning about and taking control of our evolution,” that’s what predators have done forever, it’s like “taking control of the river and pushing the water down the hill.”
    .
    Evolution really isn’t about the preyed upon. It’s about the living, and the environment. These people want to “take control” of our evolution by making the environment police states and war and genocide, I don’t know how anything could be more misguided.
    .
    A “deterrent,” SOUNDS virtual, but for gawd’s sake do you not see the prisons and the cops are real? That we have turned our self made environment into a monster making machine?
    .
    Eugenics is not a health trim, it is an environment going to absolute shit.
    .
    A self-pruning plant would be a suicide, what was his name, Ashoka, tossing away his flesh in a mad act of “self improvement.”
    Not therapy for the gene pool - a universal existential threat for all of the living, drowning us all in our cortisol and driving us to ever worse.
    .
    I’m sorry.
    Evolution didn’t cause this trend, it’s a total gaslighting, pogroms are pogroms, if nothing changes, why do we think they learned anything?
    What people ARE is creationism - and we know that’s the core of it to them.
    What people CAN BE, that’s evolution. And we know they don’t care about that.
    .
    I haven’t started reading this morning, it’s the morning rant, shaking it out having slept on it.
    thanks and sorry.
    ❤️


    .
    and good morning 🙄😇

    punishmenthurts OP ,
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    @actuallyautistic
    I’m onto Lovaas’ abuse of his only subject and taking a . . . heart break, I guess.
    Look at me whining about it like it’s something happening to me or some privileged crap. 🙄❤️
    .

    punishmenthurts OP ,
    @punishmenthurts@neurodifferent.me avatar

    @actuallyautistic


    .
    as a parent, I’m thinking, but Dr. Lovaas, surely I could have thought of torture myself? 🤮
    .
    like this https://abusewithanexcuse.com/2020/06/06/the-myth-of-the-stick/

    punishmenthurts OP ,
    @punishmenthurts@neurodifferent.me avatar

    @actuallyautistic


    .
    ah, so it was Asperger’s Syndrome starting in the 70s 🤔
    I’m hurt no-one thought I was smart enough to call me it, I guess 😈
    .

    johnnyprofane1 , to actuallyaudhd
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    readers are a special breed!

    Neurodiversity Unveiled. It’s a state of being.

    This epi cracks open the truth. We dive deep… into the heart of authenticity.

    Your journey. Your truth. Let’s explore them together.


    @actuallyautistic
    @actuallyadhd
    @actuallyautistics
    @actuallyaudhd

    https://open.substack.com/pub/johnnyprofaneknapp/p/autism-its-a-state-of-being-not-an?r=lprp3&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

    johnnyprofane1 OP ,
    @johnnyprofane1@neurodifferent.me avatar

    @actuallyautistic @actuallyadhd @actuallyautistics @actuallyaudhd

    In this series, I get pretty direct about issues in the Neurodiversity community.

    It's likely, I say something you disagree with. Let's talk in the comments.

    Could be we find some truth together.

    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8EHhQes/

    Autistrain , to actuallyautistic
    @Autistrain@neurodifferent.me avatar

    @maxine @Sci_Fi_FanGirl and others

    You're both German-speaking.

    I have a question for you and others who speak German.

    I have a hard time explaining why Identity first language matter to people working with autistics, caregivers, etc. in the German cultural space. Once they understand the difference, everything is fine, and they use it all the time.

    I see it as a cultural issue. They are a cultural barrier to understand it. The second is linguistic. It's easy for everyone to pronounce "autistische Person".

    I know that there are a Dutch study which stipulate that Dutch autistic prefer "person first".

    Do you have a similar experience? If yes, I would be happy to know your thoughts about it.

    Thanks!

    @actuallyautistic

    nddev ,
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    @ariane @Sci_Fi_FanGirl @strypey @Dr_Obvious @adhd @morothar @Autistrain @maxine @actuallyautistic
    Right. The huge improvement in my mental health during lockdown should have given me an early clue that I was ! 😄

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