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Everyday things I can't do - how #autisticadults have to negotiate a difficult world, a thread. #autism #autistic #Neurodiversity please share widely. /1
1. Get a haircut. I hate having long hair. I also hate getting my hair cut. The sensory issues are massive - too much going on around my head, bright lights, uncomfortable chair, staring at mirror. Add to that the small talk and fear of a silly result, and its awful. /2
2. Take a different route. I feel physically unwell if I consider walking or driving a different way to the norm. It literally unsettles me terribly, and I will go to ludicrous lengths to avoid it. #autism /3
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Hello. Are you #autistic? No? Cool. Now then, here are a few guidelines for how to work, play and live with #autistic people. I hope they prove useful and believe me when I say that taking care here may save lives. Please share, especially if you are not autistic yourself /1
1. Do not challenge or question a person's diagnosis of #autism, unless you are very close and well meaning. There is little more hurtful than this simple act of distrust. /2
2. Do not assume we will have some unusual or special skill or ability. This is ignorant and also kinda silly. Also, don't judge us on this. #autism /3
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Hanging out daydreaming (lolz) in the sleep and circadian panel session at #INSAR2019 #circadianrhythms #sleepwakecycle #timeisasocialconstruct #exceptwhenitsbiobasedandinyourbody #sleepdependent
Sleep in those with Tuberous sclerosis have changed in the mTOR pathway that can make or brake translation of protein synthesis. Turns out that causes wonky circadian rhythms. AND changing BMAL1 ("a core clock driver") levels got sleep cycles back in order.
Now Olivia Veatch on genetics of sleep in #autism. #genesgenesgenes or as @amandaseales would say #denimondenimondenim #ha
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