• Full meta: a story about writing a story

    Full meta: a story about writing a story

    In this relatable blog, a member of the Reframing Autism team shares how the convergence of her demand avoidance, extreme performance anxiety, perfectionism, ADHD and insecurity almost froze her into complete inertia. She describes how she was able to silence her inner critic with self-compassion: “My inner critic was still there, as she will always be. But the more I began to peel back the layers and understand myself more fundamentally, I noticed another figure in the front row … she is still an indistinct, elusive construct, often overshadowed by the domineering and ruthless voice of the critic.  She watches me too but it is with unconditional love.”

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  • Love Across Neurotypes: the beauty in meeting halfway

    Love Across Neurotypes: the beauty in meeting halfway

    Founder of Finding Autism, Amy Cramb, shares the ‘sweet spot’ that can be found when an Autistic person and their non-Autistic partner meet each other halfway: “If both sides work their way up the wall through compromise and acceptance, they can meet at the top – the halfway point – where true connection, understanding, and even love, can arise.”

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  • Kristy Forbes, Flourishing with Acceptance

    Kristy Forbes, Flourishing with Acceptance

    Originally aired at Reframing Autism’s 2021 Symposium on Autistic Flourishing: Acceptance, Authenticity, Autonomy, Australian-based Autism and neurodiversity support specialist Kristy Forbes’ presentation explores some of the key concepts around Autism acceptance, including damaging narratives, supporting the individual, Autistic culture and lifestyle, Autistic identity and challenging internalised ableism.

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  • Shy Little Pixie: Unlocking the enigma of Autistic social anxiety

    Shy Little Pixie: Unlocking the enigma of Autistic social anxiety

    “When I am able to mask, I may make it through an hour, but invariably, my mask soon slips, and like Cinderella at the ball, I am left escaping in tears for fear of the ‘real me’ being exposed.” Chantell is a late diagnosed Autistic writer and advocate with ADHD and severe social anxiety. She shares her lived experience online as Shy Little Pixie, so others do not feel so alone.

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  • Reframing PDA: The power of an Autistic perspective

    Reframing PDA: The power of an Autistic perspective

    In this guest blog, an Autistic mother’s understanding of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is reframed by her neurokin, which transforms her ability to support her child with respect and compassion.

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  • Survival of the “misfits”: The entrepreneur empowering her neurokin

    Survival of the “misfits”: The entrepreneur empowering her neurokin

    Entrepreneur, Chloe Andrew, tells of how she used her Autistic identity to inform the creation of Studio Misfits – an affirming, empowering, compassionate and radically accepting service for neurodivergent and LGTBQIA+ folk.

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  • The gift of unconditional love (Arabic)

    The gift of unconditional love (Arabic)

    This piece explores parenting and unconditional love – Arabic version.

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  • The gift of unconditional love (Mandarin)

    The gift of unconditional love (Mandarin)

    This piece explores parenting and unconditional love – Mandarin version.

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  • The gift of unconditional love (Vietnamese)

    The gift of unconditional love (Vietnamese)

    This piece explores parenting and unconditional love – Vietnamese version.

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