An Autistic Perspective – Stim Suppression – Neurodivergent Rebel

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Hi guys!  Neurodivergent Rebel here, and I am an autistic adult.  I was diagnosed late, before I turned 30, so I went a long portion of my life not knowing that I was autistic.

And one thing that a lot of late diagnosed autistic people have in common is something that I guess I’m going to call right now “stim suppression” where, and I don’t think I’m making this term up – I’m sure this probably exists somewhere – that’s just what’s in my head.

And so, this would be where a lot of autistic people, we naturally – well, autistic people naturally move to regulate ourselves.  It’s just how we regulate our energy.  Our energy goes up, there’s a burst of intense energy in the body, be it joy or anxiety or anything, and we regulate that out through movement. …

 

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