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Autism trans 🧵: If your child is high functioning #autistic & just coming out as 'trans': 1. This is likely trauma based & autism based 2. They have been preyed upon or groomed because of their #autism What I mean by this is #autistic children teens or adults are socially
Naive & fullibe Due to their #autistic brain wiring. They do NOT 'see' or understand the bad 'intentions' of others. This gets them into all manner of troubles across the lifetime. They are highly vulnerable & need safeguarding due to their naivety #innocent #groomed #deceived
The way their brain is uniquely wired means they must have healthy responsible role models & mentors in their lives otherwise they are easily manipulated, led astray, taken advantage of, deceived, gaslit & worse. It does matter how high their cognitive IQ is #trauma #PTSD
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Hello! I gave a long-ass interview for a #Bloomberg @business @bloombergtax article on Ernst and Young @EYTwitter's new neurodiversity initiative as a mental health expert and #actuallyautistic person and I'm glad to see that my opinion was IGNORED and TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT! 1/
The piece: "Growing EY Initiative Promotes Neurodiversity in the Workplace"… 2/ (prepare to cringe)
I'm going to just hope that the journalist I spoke with @TzulRichard (2023 journalism school, intern?) was overridden by his editors incl @JeffMHarrington. Because he was thoughtful and listened well during the interview. But what they published was a puff piece on EY program.
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Morning, sorry about the Twitter offload yesterday. Was something I had to do to process it, it was unbelievably therapeutic. Today has been a lot less hectic and peaceful. Mind is at ease now it's out of my head and today has been a breeze so far.
Decided I'm going to use my account for a bit to help myself and others that deal with a lot of these issues and also advice to people who are actually undiagnosed and are suffering, as I have for my whole life.
This morning working through my routine I put a playlist together that helped me through the day and get myself into work, amazingly I've already been able to sort it and put it on Spotify. It's only 53m long but hope you enjoy it. #adhd #neurodiverse…
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Part of what draws me to #dataEngineering is the beauty of order. Putting things in order. Organizing. Cleaning. Tracing through some kind of related information and picking out the outliers.

It brings me joy. It always has, and I 1000% identify with all #neurodiverse...
and #autistic, #asd, #aspergers children who order and line up their toys. Of course, in my daily life, its not feasible for me to keep everything as such, but its always in the back of my mind...I want it to be.

More than success, more than money, more than comforts, I want...
to put things into order. Not necessarily a strict order, or a confining order, but a beautifully elegant and "perfect" order...but not perfect like exact copies.

It would be hard for me to describe this, even with many words, but I came across a random webpage today that ...
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One thing I can do from bed: Roll out all these rings I made during last bout of chronic pain. One ring is a #sonnet 🪡other one is two couplets and a tercet #poetry #visualpoetry #cyborg silicone material Sonnet ring appears to be only 12 stitches. But two of the lBlack thread. The first couplet has a short stitch then a lo
Do you have to do anything while you are in bed? No. Emphatically no. You do not. I am just antsy and getting used to the situation. I am not saying "be productive from bed." I do not endorse that shit. Be you.
Lurker: Can I get some sizes on these rings?

Yeah. I got you. Hold on a second.
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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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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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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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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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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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