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#Autism #autistic #Aspie #Neurodiverse

1) Coming-out; ich weiß jetzt, wie es sich für eine #LGBT-Person anfühlen muss - und ich habe sehr große Angst davor gehabt.
Dennoch - auch dank meiner wundervollen neurotypischen Partnerin - habe ich beschlossen, mich zu outen:
2) Ich bin neurodivers, im #Autismus-Spektrum angesiedelt; früher hätte man meine Diagnose mit "#Asperger" betitelt.

Schon immer war mir bewusst, dass ich anders bin und habe lange - Viel zu lange! - mit der Diagnostik gewartet.
3) Es haben sich dann aber die äußeren Umstände geändert und ich war nun vor nicht allzu langer Zeit bereit, diesen Schritt der Klarheitsfindung zu gehen.

Die ganze karrieregeile, pro-aktive, stressabhängige und leistungsorientierte neoliberale Gesellschaft war mir immer schon
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Here’s something I’d like to try. Below are a list of workshop ideas that I have ready to go but wonder about interest. These would be first Live on Instagram and Facebook but then published to my website for free viewing & my YouTube channel. Like or comment. Here they are:
Autistic bug out bag: how to prepare yourself for sensory inputs while enjoying the adventure of life

Like or comment to support this video creation by The unLibrarian.

#autism #neurodiverse #neurodiversity #ConstructiveAdaptation #EverydayMagic #SelfCare
The link between self advocacy and confidence: removing the aggressive narrative

Like or comment to support this video creation by The unLibrarian.

#advocacy #disability #SelfCare
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1) Just a reminder @WHO @FCTCofficial that the roof you live under is held up by pillars YOU are responsible to uphold.

If you ignore one it could bring the whole thing down.

Failing to acknowledge Article 1(d) and #harmreduction #tobaccoharmreduction is a failure of ideology.
2) That failure is not only apparent after the invention of #vape #vaping technologies but has been glaring at you and everyone that has been watching since 2006.

"The Fourth Pillar of the FCTC: Harm Reduction and the International Human Right to Health"…
3) Your roof is falling down on your head.

You fail to ask the question, "Why do people use nicotine?"

Instead you dehumanize them. Demonize them. You "other" them.

Why are 70% of cigarettes smoked, smoked by the #neurodiverse?

Why do you attack #safernicotine options?
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#Autigender. Having a gender that is so heavily influenced by autism that one’s gender and autism cannot be unlinked.

The discovery of this word has propelled me down an introspective rabbit hole. 🧵

#ProbablyNeurodivergent #neurodiverse #autism #gender
I’m 99% certain I’m autistic, minus 1% for no official Dx yet.

I’m used to feeling like humanity is something I observe, but don’t always share. So when others describe what I’ve long experienced but never had in common, it feels like a revelation.
Descriptions of autigender make perfect, relatable sense to me. Most of what I’ve read so far are feelings I’ve had my whole life. I’ll try to explain.
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I would like to ask people to talk about “identities” instead of “labels” when talking about descriptions of yourself or others that are self-chosen and proudly-carried. I am thoroughly sick of saying people talking about “why label yourself”; “I don’t want to label my child” etc
when talking about important diagnoses such as #autism and #ADHD that are utterly essential to self-understanding and often become proud, self-chosen identities as a child grows up, and it’s even worse when people talk about #gender and #sexualities as “labels”.
Ultimately, “labels” have no function for the self; they exist purely for interactions with others. That doesn’t mean they can’t be useful and empowering, but to my mind it’s a huge misapprehension to describe #gender and #sexualities in this way and plays right into the idea
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Aujourd'hui on écoute le Fou à pieds bleus et on refuse la psychophobie !

#smallartist #smallcreator #illsutration #ArtistOnTwitter #artshare #artwork #Neurodiverse #Neurodiversity #neurodivergent
Pour celleux qui ne lisent pas l'anglais, on peut traduire les textes ainsi :

"Pas de place pour la psychophobie
Je ne suis pas bizarre, je fonctionne différemment
(Neuro)Atypique et fier'e"
Si le visuel vous plaît et que vous voulez des prints avec un bel oiseau, voici le lien vers mon shop :…
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Being #neurodiverse and also working in tech, now as an #manager - it's interesting to see how others work, ND and NT.

I do need to be mindful of not projecting my own experience onto others.
But when I see things happen that may make someone else think that a person is being

- lazy
- careless
- not paying attention to detail
- unmotivated
- not trying hard enough

My default tends to be - don't assume it's a fault of the person.
I've been on the receiving end of comments like that all my life, and know how frustrating it is to be dismissed as lazy or careless - especially when I've put in so much effort, and tried to be extra carefull.
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Does anyone else - if they are trying to fight / resist shutdown mode

But not realize that it's fighting off shutdown mode, and it feels like you are getting sick - headache / queasy / etc.

#ADHD #neurodiverse #Autism
It felt like I was having a good start yesterday - trying to build back up a better morning routine to help smooth the transition into work mode.

Day started off ok, but started to fall apart a bit around lunch.
Meditated a bit, listened to some relaxing music - was feeling off, took a bit of a nap.

Tried getting back into work - headache, queasy, trying to focus on the screen was bothersome.
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Trump is likely autistic. many autistic people are victims of narcissist and psychopath labels. Their comm style labeled "rambling". gait/persona "weird/awkward/childish".

He is a scumbag but not the most republican president, by far. But still the most hated.
His restricted dietary preference, his preference for processing information visually, and his atypical gait and non linear communication style are tell tale signs.

And *if* his kid turns out to be autistic (claimed by many) that will be another major sign due to heritability
Not only that his executive function related Co-morbidity (which might be ADD) , is also frequently associated with autism.

NT is the last thing he is. A racist. A homo phobic, but also autistic.
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okay so here's a snippet of what you missed on #neurodiverse TikTok yesterday; there was two things happening at once and they intersected so it got confusing
both things basically involved autistic tiktok vs ADHD tiktok which probably got really confusing for the people who are diagnosed as both. One issue was around gatekeeping and lateral ableism, and the other a more serious issue around research ethics vs. grassroots understanding
I know ppl on both sides of the research ethics debate & it's being dealt w already so I don't want to comment more on what happened there; let's just say that there are a lot of exciting and scientific things that eager ADHD folx are learning that COULD deepen our understanding
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What you've always wanted: 2 jellyfish, floating in the sea, alongside an x-ray. This is a snow globe ring. H.D. told me to make it. #HildaDoolittle #Modernist #DisabilityPride #Neurodiverse #ChronicIllness #Jewelry #YouGetProudByPracticing
The jellyfish are close together perhaps looking at the X-ray. Unclear what the X-ray identifies as it is a miniature and floats in the sea.
"After World War II, H.D.’s world was increasingly 'influenced by an alternate body,' to borrow Jennifer Bartlett’s definition of the new poetry of disability," writes Cynthia Hogue for @jacket2mag…
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Click the link below to learn about how speech codes disproportionately harm the #neurodiverse & students on the autism spectrum. #freespeech

Or keep reading for a message to student journalists! 0/7

I had the pleasure of sending a letter (arriving next week) to 602 campus news rooms.

If you know me, you’ve almost certainly heard me talk about my time as a college journalist. It “radicalized” me toward #FreeSpeech & the #FirstAmendment. 1/7…
Whenever we (@TheEagleOnline) printed something controversial, someone would come into my office demanding I fire a reporter or columnist. Sometimes over something tiny, other times something understandably controversial. 2/7
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In 8 weeks, #Startwith8Hollywood has become the largest #DiversityAndInclusion initiative in the history of Hollywood and I'm proud to be a part of it.

Here's why this matters...

@TheJTCList @BiatchPack @manondereeper @Cheryl_CLBP

Before 2020, #Diversity programs at the studios & networks offered less than 10 spots per year for underrepresented creatives & crew to be mentored by those already inside the system.

Access to the access was nearly impossible.🔐

#Startwith8Hollywood #TheJTCList

In 8 weeks, powered by just 2 volunteers, doors were opened for nearly 300 women of color. That's 300 talented, driven, experienced creators who had been shut out from their dreams.

This is holding Hollywood accountable. No more #LipService

#Startwith8Hollywood #TheJTCList

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A brief thread of my real #ADHD experience:

ADHD is...

Wanting to do the all the things but being able to do less and less the more there is to do.

Desperately trying and failing to learn new names while being able to recall loads of facts even you don't care about. 1/
ADHD is...

Doubting even your strengths.

Unloading anger and frustration on those closest to you because you held it together all day at work and something has to give. 2/
ADHD is...

Taking on more than you can handle because you want to be helpful.

Feeling strong emotions without knowing why. 3/
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i get so confused over whether #ADHD or being #neurodiverse counts a disability or not, if i call myself disabled i feel like i'm being dramatic, but if i say i'm not i feel like i'm invalidating my own, and others experiences?
my condition HAS prevented me living my life the way i wanted to but i feel like i'm ripping off 'actual disabled people' by using 'their label' but then who even decides what is or isn't a disability?
i am able bodied and do not have an intellectual disability (please correct me if i'm getting words wrong/am being offensive - i am trying my best to be more aware of correct terminology and dyslexia often makes finding the right words hard)
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THANK YOU #Neurodiversity Community at @Square for this care package as I recover from #COVID_19!!!

The beard oil is especially appreciated as my quarantine beard continues to grow.


@jack: Your employees are so kind & amazing! @ClaudiaJNg @CosmicKarmic @cjereneta + more! An image of my hand holding...An image of me, a white man...
The #Neurodiversity Community at @Square is made up of employees who are #autistic, otherwise #neurodiverse, parents of neurodiverse children, and allies.

It’s a main reason why I started @PivotDiversity: the belief that empowering neurodiverse employees strengthens companies. An image of the company Squ...
I’ve volunteered my time assisting this employee resource group. It’s allowed me to work with them to test concepts which can work for #neurodivergent employees everywhere. It’s an amazing group!

It turns out (slight sarcasm) EMPOWERING autistic & neurodivergent people works. An image of a lunchroom wit...
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I've known I have #ADHD for 4 years. I've known I'm #dyslexic & Autistic for 2 months. This semester, I've spent enormous time/energy understanding what this means for me. I am relieved & unbelievably excited; I've found an incredible #ActuallyAutistic community through Twitter;
& for the FIRST time in my life (let that sink in) I'm seeing other people talk about experiences that mirror my own. I understand myself in a way that I have tried to find words for my entire life. (TY @SNeurotypicals @steve_asbell @autistictic @A_Silent_Child) #ActuallyAutistic
I'm also navigating grief. I now see the ways I'm called to & do invalidate, erase, & hurt myself in the "necessary" betrayal of my needs to exist in a neurotypical, "appropriate" way. Camouflaging causes negative health outcomes & creates #healthdisparities #NMHM2020 #Autistic
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When I got my autism dx, I spent a lot of time trying to understand what it meant for me, my work, my body, and my relationship. My partner has ADHD.

Thread: some of the things I've learned about myself and my partner. #NeurodiverseSquad #teamADHD #ActuallyAutistic #autism /1
My partner and I always knew he had ADHD and I was "weird". We had ups and downs but generally accepted each other. There were things that didn't really hit me until my own dx, though. /2
Like, coming home from work and talking to Jason about my day and having him interrupt me halfway through to tell me a joke that popped into his head, and then go off on a tangent of his own instead of returning to me. It always hurt my feelings and often led to an argument. /3
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So, it turns out I'm #ActuallyAutistic

A thread. /1
This may not be news to a lot of people who follow me on Twitter. My profile lists me as #neurodiverse, and I've been liking and retweeting stuff from #AutisticTwitter since at least April. /2
I've been talking more openly about being autistic to folks lately, and responses I've got include the following:

me: I'm 99% sure I'm autistic
them: yeah, I'm 99% sure you're autistic. I think I am, too. /3
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Perfectionism and shame are unhealthy coping mechanisms many #adhd folks use to motivate themselves. This article doesn't really give a very concrete solution though. It basically says "stop doing that". Well, we do it because it's what works to hide it.…
Oh God, I totally do all of these.
It talks about stopping this and it's pretty clear why it's emotionally unhealthy and not sustainable, but ok... How am I supposed to "get by" if I'm not utilizing these harmful tricks?…
I read another article today about how Self Compassion/Forgiveness is more productive than shame and guilt but it was not taking into account if this person has ADHD. I'm trying to change because I need to. However, I'm worried what kind of limitations this creates.
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Full house on #CognitiveDiversity tonight!! #ServLab
Christine and Tom from Open Inclusion kicks off tonight #ServLab
How we think is shaped by many factors #CognitiveDiversity #ServLab
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