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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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Neurodiversity - a thread. #autism #autistic #ADHD #Dyslexia /1 (takes deep breath)...
Today an article about the 'over-diagnosis' of #autism was published in the @guardian in which the concept of neurodiversity was dismissed as a fad, a fashion, an empty philosophy. As someone who believes that the concept of neurodiversity is a valuable one, I must respond. /2
Neurodiversity is the name given to the conceptualisation of neurological differences being non-pathological. So, autism, adhd, OCD, dyslexia etc are simply varieties of neurology rather than diseases. /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. additudemag.com/self-criticism…
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?
additudemag.com/how-to-motivat…
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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