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Mrs TPM Dec 4
I am autistic with big DREAMS.
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Gabs Dec 4
Pt 1/3: My drawing inspired by the time I was called “a little autistic” (more description in my next tweet)
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NortherlyRose 🌈 Nov 29
Replying to @NortherlyRose
The annoying thing about being is that good stuff counts as stressful too. Something that excites me, and gives me sensory pleasure, adds to the height of the wall. I don’t like routine, but if I deviate from it too much, additional stress makes the wall higher too. 7/
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NortherlyRose 🌈 Nov 29
Replying to @NortherlyRose
For me meltdown is a huge release of energy. A catharsis so intense it sometimes feels unsurvivable. The aftermath is the complete opposite. Total physical and mental exhaustion. Since my diagnosis I’ve become far more analytical about why I was overwhelmed. 5/
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NortherlyRose 🌈 Nov 29
Replying to @NortherlyRose
Like many people I find that past often intrudes on the present. Analysis and recognition of patterns is how I best understand human behaviour. Something happening now that maps onto ways in which I was bullied previously can be utterly terrifying. 3/
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NortherlyRose 🌈 9h
A thread about and . I didn’t know I was until I was nearly 59. But by the time I was in my mid-twenties I knew I was probably more anxious about my health than most other people. 1/
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NortherlyRose 🌈 Nov 29
Thank you for all the lovely replies and DMs on my thread. I’ll respond to everyone as soon as possible. While I was writing it ‘allistic people’ autocorrected to ‘alligator people’. This made me smile as sometimes that sums up just how unsafe I feel!🐊
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NortherlyRose 🌈 Dec 2
Replying to @NortherlyRose
I never identified with the phrase “problems making eye contact” but in seminars in small rooms with several other people something used to happen that I thought of as “my eyes going funny”. It only occurred to me after my autism diagnosis that this was what it was. 14/
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NortherlyRose 🌈 Dec 1
Replying to @NortherlyRose
The struggle to fit in applied at work as well. If only I could find a job that was the perfect fit things would be OK. I could stay, thrive and develop my career. Except that was a distraction from the real issue. For most of my life I had no idea who I really was. 5/
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Jack Welch Dec 1
Grateful to have presented to staff conference this afternoon about improving participation and embedding that in all aspects of their work. Here is one slide with some of those tips...
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The Autistic Doctor 12h
“Great article but why did you identify yourself? Why not write anonymously?” Because being is not shameful. We are Yes, it’s still stigmatised, but we can change that by sharing our stories. If we want to be seen as equals, we need first to be seen
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NortherlyRose 🌈 Dec 1
Replying to @NortherlyRose
Before I started writing this thread I looked up the meaning of advent. My life was transformed by recognising myself as . After a long wait it felt like it happened just in time. Autistic doesn’t come pre-formed, it develops over time, if conditions allow. 19/
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Sarah Cassidy Dec 1
Proud to have led this funded project! We developed new tools to better identify and , with and for adults. This will enable more relevant and inclusive research into ppls . Thank you to all our supporters 🙏
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BehaviourFirst 17h
I'm supporting three teenagers currently - 2 boys and 1 girl. I see them as individuals. I don't see autism. They contribute so much! Their personality, their insights, their engagement, their thoughtfulness, their sense of humour, their honesty and so much more...
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NortherlyRose 🌈 Dec 1
Replying to @NortherlyRose
Keeping myself to myself and smiling to show I meant no-one any harm wasn’t enough to save me from bullies. Instead it identified me as a target. They knew which buttons to press to get a reaction. To stop it I had to be impassive and learn to hide the hurt. 9/
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Autism Academy Nov 30
There are many reasons why people can struggle to communicate. I've made a few videos on them and here's the first:
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NortherlyRose 🌈 Dec 3
Replying to @NortherlyRose
is always important, but I’m stepping it up at the moment. Something else I’ve been thinking about in relation to doing work on is the importance of people around me understanding what’s going on. It can be confusing and distressing for them too. 16/
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Kat Nov 30
My son has decided that he will now allow the cat in his room in the evenings. He said he now realizes that years ago when Callie scratched him it was just an accident ☺️ I’m happy to let my son work things out on his own no matter how long it takes!
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Autism Awareness Aus Nov 28
Michael is back! Love on the Spectrum Season 2 is coming in 2021! There will be new faces and new adventures as a group of young adults search for love, learn more about relationships & find new friends. We can't wait!
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Steve Silberman Nov 28
Thrilled to say my interview with young writer , whose incandescently brilliant "Diary of a Young Naturalist" swept many major lit awards this year, is available streaming for free for a few days. Go Dara!
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