Autistic Burnout

Autistic burnout is a term used to describe when life becomes to overwhelming and we experience an inability or decreased ability to care for ourselves, maintain work, communicate, etc. On the outside it looks like depression, regression , or person becoming 'more' Autistic. Burnout is not depression, though I have experienced both at the same [...]

Autistic Adults have Meltdown

”Sensory overload doesn’t lead to meltdowns for me. It’s usually caused by anxiety and mental distress, but I found that when my sugar levels drop because I haven’t had protein in a while, that is a major contributor to my agitation and potential meltdowns. Either way, when my childhood traumas come up, I can lose control over my emotions” Embrace ASD, Neuroclastic

Why I Support Mandatory Vaccines

“In 1736 I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by the small-pox, taken in the common way. I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not given it to him by inoculation. This I mention for the sake of parents who omit that operation, on the supposition that they should never forgive themselves if a child died under it; my example showing that the regret may be the same either way, and that, therefore, the safer should be chosen.” Benjamin Franklin

The Trauma of Neurodiverse People

”This is what sensory overload can feel like. It’s often maddening to the point of intense emotional anguish and actual physical pain. How can we expect children to navigate this hellscape of sensory input with grace? Would any neurotypical person handle a similar situation better? I truly doubt it.”
The Aspergian