Although I am neurotypical, many of my clients are autistic or neurodivergent. There is some new research indicating that many gender diverse individuals are also neurodivergent. Here is what you should know about my approach to working with autistic and ND clients:
I will not offer suggestions to make you look more neurotypical. There is nothing wrong with being neurodivergent.
I will support and encourage you to engage in stimming behaviors that help you regulate your body and emotions.
I will help you process neurotypical expectations and decide if/how/when you might want to "unmask"
I will often focus on your sensory experiences and explore how they might be affecting your distress in various situations.
I will be aware of the double empathy problem as a neurotypical provider and work to understand your experiences as a neurominority.
Neuroclastic - Writings by autistic individuals on a variety of topics
Matt Lowry's Meme Gallery - Affirming memes about neurodiversity
100 Books - A list of affirming books
Autism Level Up - Tools and resources
Embrace Autism - Resources and free tests
In-Tune Pathways - Parenting resources by Kristy Forbes
AspergersExperts - Parenting courses (note, many autistic people no longer use the term Aspergers)
Depression vs. Autistic Burnout (~8min)
Eye-Tracking and Letterboard (2.5min)
People I follow on Social Media
Fidgets and Fries
Danny with Words
Ben B In my own words
Holdnerness Family -
Not an Autism Mom