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Routines and Autism

Routines and Autism

Routines and Autism  Sticking to routines can be important for autistic people. I mean, I’ve always been a stickler for routines and still am to this day. Even in an unfamiliar environment, it has been more necessary to set my own routines and know what I need to do...
Coping Skills: Healthy v Unhealthy 

Coping Skills: Healthy v Unhealthy 

Coping Skills: Healthy v Unhealthy  Coping skills are things people learn over time on how to manage their lives in ways that are either good or bad for them in the long and short term. The ones that are good often are ones that are harder to implement while the bad...
Masking: Benefits & Burnouts

Masking: Benefits & Burnouts

Masking: Benefits & Burnouts Masking is hiding self-soothing behaviors that others may find “weird.” This involves such things as stimming or intense interests. Stimming is usually self-soothing techniques that involve anything to help, cope, or manage outside...
It’s a Spectrum

It’s a Spectrum

It’s a Spectrum My mom always used to tell me how everyone would try to give her advice on how to raise me because they would have someone they knew with autism. She understood where it was coming from; however, it just felt disingenuous to her. Her words were,...