The Late Discovered Club is a podcast that gives late discovered #autistic women and #marginalized genders a voice. We bring you real life self-discovery stories, and compassionate conversations with some truly incredible women.
Created and hosted by Psychotherapist Catherine Asta whose own self discovery came at 42, with the behind the scenes technical and community management expertise coming from her eldest daughter Caty Ava.
Weaponized heterogeneity only harms the most vulnerable #autistic people
"Unreliability of speech for usually fluent autistic people, and the speed at which we can go from articulate and competent to completely unable to access speech, is not generally appreciated."
Excellent article on #autism, quite important for all to read, but especially for those (like me) who are prone to potentially harmful generalizations on any topic. Made me stop and think.
'I asked people one question: Who are you?
Almost unilaterally, non-autistic people began describing themselves in terms of their relationships to others– if they were a parent, a spouse, what their career was, where they lived, what their religion is, and what their roles were related to others (sister to a Senator, military brat, pastor’s wife, soccer mom, etc.).
And, almost unilaterally, #Autistic people described themselves as what they loved to do, what their values were, and what they had experienced. Many even said this, having intuited the basis of the theory. Among the answers were, “I am a verb,” or “I am what I love,” or “Who I am is what I do.” Autistics would answer, “Lover of Justice,” or “Dreamer,” or “One who values autonomy.” Some would describe themselves as a “lover of” or “obsessed with” an intense passion, like trains, lichen and fungi, or theoretical physics and black holes.'
#Autism #Neurodivergence #Identity
If we already bought tickets in advance, I'll just give them their tickets. (If it's my money, I'll be angry, too. LOL.)
And since I'm #autistic, it will definitely make me very uncomfortable, unnecessarily stressed, while trying my best to avoid going into meltdown. Usually happens when I have the tickets and we agreed to wait somewhere.
It’s nearly John Wick 4 day 😊 I really wish my body could do the cinema (for some films) but I don’t stand a chance, especially with longer films 😩
#Fibromyalgia #JointPain #UnstableJoints #ChronicPain #ChronicIllnesses #IBS #IrritableBowel #IrritableBladder #OAB #OverActiveBladder #Diabetic #ChronicFatigue #BrainFog #FibroFog #Autistic #ADHD #AuDHD #Anxiety #Agoraphobia #MentalHealthDisorders #NotGettingBetter
Hello y'all, time for me to make an #NewToAethy #intropost I guess? Anyway hiii!! I go by Elven online, and have come from tumblr where I followed from itstheelvenjedi but I also have a swtor sideblog under chaoticspacefam! Looking to re-find my #proship moots that followed a lot of us over here after tumblr became actively hostile for us! Drop me a follow or a re-toot or something so we can link up if we haven't already (or if you like the same stuff but we weren't moots before feel free to aswell!)
I'm in the 25+ age bracket, use she/her pronouns and identify as a polyam aego lesbian! :ace_heart: :lesbian_heart: I'm #disabled, a #caneuser and #autistic. IRL unable to work, anti-capitalist and liable to rant about disabled people's rights sometimes!! Ableists begone :goose_knife: I also love animals especially #reptiles and i currently have a pet #cornsnake who I might post pics of on occasion!
My main fandom posting habit will be #SWTOR so if you post content for that & would like more followers/moots, hit me up! Do note that I post content that might be considered "problematic" by fanpol so if you lean towards fanpol (idk why you're HERE if you do but just covering my ass here lol) then don't bother me bls, ill do u the same courtesy 🙏
I'm also into other stuff like #LOTR and #thehobbit , #dune , other #starwars like rebels and TCW (tho I have less OCs for this timeline lol), #arksurvivalevolved , #thesims , #watershipdown , #scifi and #fantasy in general, #rdr2 and #reddeadonline. I do #roleplay as well but prefer to get to know my partners first (we don't need to be besties OoC but I'm not gonna rp especially any NSFW things, with a total stranger - I feel weird, at least say hi and maybe chat about some basic plot stuff with me first etc! :shyplead: ) uhhh I can't think of anything else to write here for now so ig this is it! If there's anything else you'd like to know about me then hmu! (Within reason, I won't doxx myself obviously lmao)
What a beautiful, wise and heartfelt article by Holly Smale on why #autistic people can find it so difficult to date. It's a minefield for NTs; add the stress of masking and the fear of showing who you "really" are, and it's easy to see why many people give up. Big love to Holly and to every #neurodivergent person finds it hard to find "the one" ❤️
ps - I wouldn't normally link to the Mail, but I thought the article's worth it!
'Now I know why love has always eluded me' https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/relationships/article-12117113/Now-know-love-eluded-me.html?ito=native_share_article-nativemenubutton
Live right now and I'm highlighting these tags(or 1 tag if only 1) from all that this streamer is using (streamer's own capitalization choice btw, not mine): #autistic #neurospicy #lgbtqiaplus #mentalhealth #safespace
Her(that's what I'm assuming since I don't know her) #Neurotype does not remind me about myself but I got a strong idea about someone I've met offline and many too big and powerful that I dare mention here, so all in all, I don't know anybody else like her with her Neurotype and its not me...we don't have the same neurotype so that's that.
Autistic streamers 3/5
or is this 3/3? Who knows at this point 🙂
Many #Autistic #Elder #Women who spent much of their lives #Masking, as well as those of us of any gender with #EatingDisorders, might identify with a passage at the end of the original story of #TheLittleMermaid
by Hans Christian Andersen.
I know I do. I'll be quoting the passage in a reply to this post.
The new film ends in a very satisfying but different way: romantic love between humans and merpeople is possible, but the bonds of family are just as strong. Oh and by the way, just go and see it on the big screen. Worth it at any price.
But for those of us who found something to identify with in the predicament of the "fish out of water" who could not speak to explain herself or her importance... well, a lot of us don't make it to the age I have. I am blessed to have arrived at something like what's described below, but rest assured I'm still alive and kicking.
Live right now and I'm highlighting these tags(or 1 tag if only 1) from all that this streamer is using (streamer's own capitalization choice btw, not mine): #Autistic #ADHD
#Neurotype? Well not my own again...reminded me about someone I might have met offline, but nobody I've seen and remember well online.
He shares a lot about himself and his own life and when he cooks and that's amazing. So his #cooking experiences he shares 😃
Autistic streamers 2/5
btw my pace has #slow/ #slowed down. It took 4 hours until I got to the next one.
Live right now and I'm highlighting these tags(or 1 tag if only 1) from all that this streamer is using (streamer's own capitalization choice btw, not mine): #Autistic
#Neurotype? I haven't watched enough yet to know anything on that...
Autistic streamers 1/5
Yesterday was #Twitch #streams tagged #Neurodivergent but today it will be streams tagged #Autistic
cause guess what?
Nobody on Twitch is using the #ActuallyAutistic Twitch tag right now.
Well I guess everyone is using the Autistic hashtag for practical purposes.
...and always if I got more time available and my interest is still burning bright then I'll do 5 Neurodivergent streamers today too. Otherwise I will continue with those 5 tomorrow.
Waking, getting up in the morning, thinking it'll be an easy day even with a couple of time chomping but easy chores is fine. Until that moment you realise that you have zero handle on time and you're eating breakfast just after 12pm then double check your dice (spoon) count to come up with zero.
Really shouldn't have left the house yesterday.
#Thoughts #Life #MyLife #Autism #ActuallyAutistic #Autistic #EmergencyDuvetDay
SUPER important documentary about a non-speaking #autistic young woman who was written off by society, but then found her own voice and path with the help of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. #AAC Now on Apple TV. https://tv.apple.com/us/movie/this-is-not-about-me/umc.cmc.6we46wmsv0spskm6bydjvk0w0
Please tell people about this, it really helps me out!
My book "The New Normal: Autistic musings on the threat of a broken society" is currently available on kindle on the UK and US for ⅓ of it's usual price.
You can use the links below to get it. If not, a share is appreciated.
US Link https://a.co/d/e1DuZrd
UK link https://amzn.eu/d/8ikPYke
#actuallyautistic #autism #autistic #neurodiversity #neurodivergent #neurodivergence #autisticauthor
#CAMHS professionals are notoriously unskilled at working with #Autistic children.
There answer? To refuse to support them.
This is not okay, Autistic children are significantly more likely than their non-Autistic peers to need CAMHS.
Read more here https://emergentdivergence.com/2023/05/27/why-is-it-so-important-for-camhs-to-support-autistic-children/
Niche support group idea: meeting for quiet people who were reprimanded a few hundred too many times for being "rude" as a child, and as a result are terrified of conversations.
@autistics @actuallyadhd #adhd #autism #autistic #actuallyautistic #actuallyadhd #AuDHD #80hd #socialanxiety #anxiety
@TheAutisticTooter I didn’t mention that the problem does seem to me to be an #autistic trait. I have overcome the worst aspects of this by something I got from a 12Step programme. Every morning I plan my day, not just what I’ll do, but how I will be with the world. An evening review lets me see what I’ve done right and where I’ve got it wrong. The benefit was that my behaviour changed, not by will power or effort on my part. It just came. That said, I’m still a work in progress.
I don't know if any other #autistic folk have done this, but when I first started thinking about the whole thing, I found myself tests and researching symptoms for other conditions, not because I thought I had them, but because I wanted to see if I was just latching onto things at random and convincing myself I had them.
Query for autistics in the UK.
When chasing up an autism diagnosis does the receptionist tell you if you are still on the waiting list or does she tell you to make an appointment?
I figured as it's just a Yes / No on whether I'm on a waiting list and how many months/years have I got to wait guesstimate they would tell me but apparently not.
Does this mean my GP sat on his hands instead of sending the request off for processing?
All #autistic info dumps are excellent info dumps but I do fucking LOVE practicality and I love love love when my own research becomes highly practical for other folks. it fillz my stony heart with warmth :blobfoxmelt2: :BIPOC_Autistic_Pride:
My book is currently available on kindle for 33% of it's usual (UK and US only).
"The New Normal: Autistic musings on the threat of a broken society" considers the various ways that society harms #Autistic people with it's neuronormative attitudes.
I consider what some of the barriers might be to an inclusive society.
Please retoot this for wider reach
UK Link https://amzn.eu/d/hhGJ8CB
US Link https://a.co/d/2Urfg9A
Considering issues with the diagnosis of #Autistic and #ADHD people in an environment that lack cultural competency
Finally ready to move to a new server, just need sleep, it's been a long day. Tomorrow I'll be moving to neurodifferent me server.
Being on Mastodon since December has been wonderful, I actually felt like I exist on here. Even found an alter-ego could do with a home of their own on here, somehow inspired by my avatar & interactions with some of the wonderful people out here.
Alter-Ego: Rhino-Dragon get name soon! 🦏🐉 = 😃🥳.
#Migration #Thoughts #Autistic #MyLife #BunniesOfMastodon #Rabbit #Bunny
@theautisticcoach @actuallyautistic @actuallyautistics
Do you think that your shutdown could be controlled in any way?
Like a "controlled shutdown"? (I probably don't know what I'm talking about since many things in the #ActuallyAutistic community I still don't know about...it's been at least more than 10 years being diagnosed #Autistic and ie. I still don't completely understand what a #stim is and I think I've began grasping some things in me that I could think of as "#stims")
@DrSafariBoob what does NB stand for in NB/ #Autistic in your profile description?
Any #Muslim #Autistic folks in the Fediverse? Would love to chat about that intersection of identities.
Not streaming now, not live now. I missed the tags but he definitely used the #Autistic Twitch tag cause otherwise I wouldn't find him.
Not same Neurotype as my own, but I found the vibe to be good, interesting.
Final Autistic stream 5/5
Experimenting with new work of #fiction in which the narrator is demographically different from me but thinks like I do - i.e., hyperwordy, on #autistic and #asexual spectra.
Finding it surprisingly hard and revelatory.
Apparently my narrative default is to ask "what would a REAL human think/do in this context" and write that - not what someone like me would think - THAT'S obviously unrealistic.
I feel like I wasn't always like that...?
taking ideas for my #bedbound character "things they do"! They have #MEcfs, mostly use an AAC device to talk (premade phrases sort), and are #autistic natch. I would just continue to make them me but I already made artist and writer characters :p
has to be very very low energy thing(s)
maybe they make electronics with one of their kids? they could design the boards too
Good news: #Autistic TV naturalist Chris Packham wins libel suit against online magazine that falsely accused him of fraud and "playing the Asperger's victim card." https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/chris-packham-high-court-justice-royal-courts-of-justice-covid-b2345878.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1685028617
Sometimes I wonder what #recommendation #algorithms would be like if they were built for #neurodivergent folks. Anywhere with an #algorithm seems to get things wildly wrong for me. I assume my #ADHD scattershot and #autistic deep-dive ways of engaging with topics confuse the hell out of heuristics tuned for NT levels of attention and engagement. Do my fellow NDs have similar poor experiences too? Or is this just how it is universally and all recommendations suck for everyone, no matter the neurotype?
(Note: Using "algorithm" to describe a recommendation engine is a bit lazy and ignores that much of what matters is the data the algorithm operates on, but I'm not up for dying on that hill today.)
Feeling like I couldn't do anything this morning but managed to coax myself to get on with my extended walk to the library. Even managed to remember and add a side-quest of dropping into the health centre to chase up that missing autism test I've been waiting for for six years!
Even if I did do it over two hours later than I should have.
You might be #AutisticMasking if you mentally explain why you're doing what you're doing as you go about your day as if you're explaining yourself to another person.
#ActuallyAutistic #Autistic #Neurodiversity #AutisticTwitter #AuDHD #unmasking #AutisticBurnout
Do any nonverbal #autistic people here use #FacilitatedCommunication? Every time I see people doing it, it looks like non-autistic people using autistic people like a human Ouija board, and it doesn't sit right with me.
The #autistic urge to just completely stop talking when someone interrupts what you were saying paired with the #adhd inability to remember what you were trying to say.
#Autistic naturalist Chris Packham has won a libel case against Country Squire Magazine. They were one small part of vicious internet trolling and print harassment of Chris for his outspoken statements in defence of the environment and wildlife.
How do you divide up and "pay" attention?
Is your attention like a general light, or a spotlight (i.e. taking in lots, or focused on one thing)?
How do you know? Have you ever thought about this before? And what would it do for you to know how and be able to explain how you relate to attention?
When you begin coaching with me, it's normal for us to go through a process of checking-in and almost mapping and profiling how aspects of your neurodivergence show up.
This is useful for the coaching to work, for meeting your needs, and for helping you to know yourself and - if necessary, in time - to accept yourself more.
One thing I often ask clients about is their attentional style. Are you monotropic or are you polytropic? Or, even better, when are you more monotropic or more polytropic?
If you'd like to learn more about what these attention terms mean, I can heartily recommend this article by Fergus Murray https://www.bps.org.uk/psychologist/me-and-monotropism-unified-theory-autism
If you'd like to discover more about your attention style as well as a whole bunch of other things (energy profile, sensory profile, emotional and arousal profile), get in touch to see how this fits into a programme of coaching with me.
#Autism #ADHD #AuDHD #Monotropism #Autistic #Neurodivergent #Neurodiversity #Coaching
I have to attend this government town hall which is basically all #neoliberal bullshit. It seems like neoliberalism is talking about diversity, inclusion, and disability but when it comes time to take action; "Oh we can't do that." Why pretend? My #autistic mind cannot comprehend this. Either shit or get off the pot and it's really that simple.
🧵How to Come Back from the Dead: An #Autistic Chats with AI
Q: I'd like to ask a question about my own youtube channel.
Context: I am #autistic.
My work schedule is erratic.
I may produce effectively for a few weeks at a time...
#ActuallyAutistic #AskingAutistics #ADHD
But I may not be able to produce much for a few weeks. Sometimes up to 3 months.
Can you think of ways I might improve my channel knowing my restraints as a creator?
Please suggest 10 ways and feel free to be creative.
Important article by @krysiawally and Precious Sango, on autism #theology and the research landscape of #autism and #church. They call for changes in direction, including #coproduction & listening to #autistic voices. https://ojs.st https://ojs.st-andrews.ac.uk/index.php/TIS/article/view/2578/1982
As far as I know, it originated on Twitter, where these huge, bitter conflicts were ongoing, between non-autistics (what came to be known generally as "autism moms" or non-autistic parents of autistic children, supporters of Autism Speaks, or just any non-autistic harboring outdated concepts about autism, and who would ignore, insult, trivialize, and invalidate comments by people who were "actually autistic") who tended to invade the autistic community twitter discussions and threads, using the #autistic tag or other tags, claiming to have superior knowledge about autism because they had "real" and "severely" autistic children, while also claiming the autistic adults on twitter falsely identified as autistic, or who were alleged to be following a fad, indulging in fake "self-diagnoses" or who weren't autistic but instead "had Asperger's", or who were "high functioning" autistics who could hold jobs and speak, and several other similar forms of invalidation.
So the #actuallyautistic tag was created as a tag just for autistics, and not to be used by non-autistics. It is not used to gate keep or oppose self-diagnosis.
At least that's how it was explained on Twitter, and what I frequently encountered and witnessed over years there.
If Robbie had a TARDIS:
Me🧍: Hey Boss. Is it okay if I give my Rhino-dragon alter ego it's own Mastodon account?
Robbie🐰: Has Rhino-Dragon a name?
Me: Hmmm... Not yet. I need some ideas.
Robbie: Okay Hoomin, go away and fink of names for this Rhino-Dragon whilst I decide if it's time for snacks or sleeps... Ooh wait! Head rubs NOW!
Me: Yes Boss.
(former boss Robbie RIP: 12/2015)
#Thoughts #Life #MyLife #ActuallyAutistic #Autistic #BunniesOfMastodon #Rabbit #Bunny #RabbitsOfMastodon #Bunstodon
#autistic discourse is often focused on hypersensitivities (and for good reason!) but hyposensitivities are often connected with autistic joy. We need to talk about them and celebrate them! What are some of your hyposensitivities, #ActuallyAutistic ? Several of mine are flavors, particularly sour flavors. And reverberation as sounds bounce around a space!
#Accessibility professionals: "WCAG AA (double A) is the absolute minimum standard and anything less is unacceptable."
#WCAG documentation: "Level A (single A) = the lowest, or bare minimum conformance level."
Me, a person whose disabilities cause them to be very particular about precise language and who can lose the ability to function when rules are defined in confusing or contradictory ways: *melts*
"A Case for #Sensory #Decolonisation: #Autistic #Escape" at Time Space Existence, curated by Magda Mostafa - open until November 2023.
So I’m autistic
So each day is a battle
So I’ll keep winning
@email@example.com #poetry #haiku #actuallyaustistic #autism #autistic #neurodiversity
A really fun #autistic game to play is “Am I in severe pain?”
Decided to remove “bi-polar” from my bio because since discovering that I’m autistic and starting to learn to work with my needs, I’ve realised that I haven’t had a depressive episode in weeks. Funny how these things work. Was diagnosed with depressive illness 16 years ago. #actuallyautistic #autism #autistic
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#Autistic #Disabled #LGBTQ #GenderQueer #Queer #Mastodon
#CrowdFunding #MutualAidRequest #Nonbinary #Trans #News #Food
We are still fundraising to replace @actualcassomary's camera, since its important part of self care/mental health for them and its their bday next month!
our rad stuff!
#transCrowdfund #MutualAid #disabilityCrowdfund #autistic #disabled #trans #chronicIllnes
I'm not going to link to it, but Sabine Hossenfelder just posted a youtube video titled "Why is everyone suddenly autistic?" If you don't know who that is, she's a famous theoretical physicist who does a lot of science explaining and usually says everyone is wrong. A few weeks ago she did a video about whether being trans was a teenage fad, and it was pretty bad. But this video about autism is truly terrible.
She starts by invoking Simon Baron-Cohen. His name is literally the first thing she says. (SBC is a well-known villain in the autistic community.) Then she talks about the DSM symptoms, and does her usual science skeptic thing for a while. Eventually she gets around to branding the neurodiversity movement as being extremist, defends AutismSpeaks as a charitable organization, Google/Alphabet's MSSNG genetic analysis project as obviously not eugenics (she's wrong), and sides with ABA providers that autistic children need to be abused to behave. And through it all, she didn't forget her signature-brand stupid jokes that are barely amusing when she's punching up but come off as kind of evil when she's making fun of autistic children.
This is Hossenfelder at her worst. She "just wanted to learn about the symptoms of autism" and ended up in a field where she has no expertise, but decided her generic science chops would make up for that. It's weird that a science communicator who is known for tearing down bad science got fooled by bad science, but not really surprising. Mumble mumble Dunning-Kruger mumble.
I'm no Talmudic scholar, but I have no doubt that this nasty, ignorant rabbi in Tel Aviv barring an #autistic kid from praying in synagogue is desecrating the Torah. https://www.timesofisrael.com/rabbi-at-tel-aviv-synagogue-bars-autistic-child-from-attending-prayers/
Question for folks with #autistic or #adhd kids: do you get your child involved with social activities specifically for #neurodivegent kids? My 9-year old is struggling with the kind of social isolation I also dealt with, and I’m looking at options.
When you're #neurodivergent and won't shut up they call you #ADHD
When you're neurodivergent and softly spoken they call you #autistic
Theres absolutely no winning with these guys.
Theydies & gentlethems, a small re-introduction of my self.
I am Safari, a #nonbinary, #queer & #autistic drag queen.
I toot a lot about the diagnosis #bpd which I received during COVID lockdowns.
I've a circus & medical education & my support system is sparse.
I love meeting & interacting with other people with this diagnosis (as well as autism) & hopefully will generate community this way.
As a person who is #nonspeaking, live speech sounds like a killer feature. Thank you #Apple for making something that removes barriers for me. Can’t wait until this launches.
#neurodivergent #autistic #actuallyautistic #nonverbal #accessibility
I'm having a hard time finding people to follow on here, so if you meet one or more of the following, lmk (or favourite!)
and if your political and social leanings are very much on the left
That's... tip of the iceberg, really, so even if it's an adjacent thing still let me know.
Something that really angers me (ironically) lately is coming to the realization that this ever present 'temper' I've had most of my life and I've been chastised for is very likely down to me being #actuallyautistic
I've done some thinking over it the past couple days, mostly considering what the triggers would have been. And it has usually been at the hands of other people around me who have not handled the situation well and completely ignored my own needs in the moment.
A more recent occurrence post-selfDX was when I was being constantly talked over and my own needs were being blatantly ignored in the moment. This was immediate family and I've been slowly trying to make them aware of my progress connecting the dots to some of my long seated mental health issues to being #neurodivergent and it has felt like I've had to drag them in that direction versus them trying to suggest I need to go on all sorts of meds.
Thankfully now that I am coming to this realization, I am figuring out ways to better manage these situations and more importantly handling the person causing the issue in the first place.
#actuallyautistic #Autistic #neurodivergent @actuallyautistic
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👋 hello~ time for an #introduction!
this is my chill-space (aka, a personal side account)
- hi hi i'm beso! ("kiss" in spanish)
- xe/he pronouns (more info on https://en.pronouns.page/viralvulpes)
- late 20s
- i'm a #singer and #artist, though i can't take art commissions often due to my health. (i post my creations in the tag #BesoMakesThings)
- soy xicano! i live in the usa
#xicano #chicano #latino
- i'm bi and polyam, in a throuple relationship
- i'm a nonbinary just-some-guy (tme)
#trans #bigender #nonbinary
- mentally ill and neurodivergent
#depression #adhd #autistic #AuDHD #kinetic #KineticAutistic
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I am #Autistic. I am #Disabled... in the world I grew up in.
That's the tweet.
(PS I include the birdsite link because Thinking Person's Guide to Autism is a fabulous resource. And despite my pestering them, they haven't tackled Mastodon yet.)
Thanks to everyone who participated in my first ever “Non-Western #Autistic Voices” discussion circle. Looking forward to seeing you next month!
The #ActuallyAutistic community is dominated by white Anglophone culture and we got together to discuss other perspectives.