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A Neurodivergent Perspective

October 2018 to present

August 5, 2018

During a recent layover while flying to California, my husband and I waited for carryout from a Chipotle near our gate before the plane boarded, which almost caused us to miss our flight. Racing onto the plane, food in hand, we were among the last few people to board, and we didn’t have pre-assigned seats. While not being able to choose my seat is a trigger for me to begin with, sitting in a middle seat on a flight causes me to feel...

December 15, 2017

In recent discussions, both in-person and on Twitter, it has become clear that helping loved ones with SPD find comfort in this overstimulating world can be difficult.

So here are 12 things you can do to support loved ones with SPD.

It’s something you can give for the holidays. And it’s free!

1. Try to understand their way of thinking, and don’t always expect them to understand yours. Those with SPD are already adjusting too much to...

December 1, 2017

Attending events and social gatherings is difficult for me. Which makes even the thought of the holiday season overwhelming. I feel the joy that the holidays bring, being with loved ones and being thankful, and I want to participate as much as possible. I want to celebrate.

But I have to be careful.

Because of SPD, I need to pace myself. I can’t attend everything, and I need to be aware of what will happen to me after I do attend.


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