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Trauma response: an autistic perpective / Fierce Autie

As most of you know, my childhood wasn’t a happy one. Like many undiagnosed autistics, growing up can be very traumatic when you are not understood and you are forced to mask and “become normal.” It was very true for me.

I don’t remember this but at three, a family friend told me this, that I was spanked over and over again for having a potty accident. To put things in perspective, all of my kids were independently using the toilet from ages 4-5.

When I was 7, I was diagnosed as ADHD and that’s when I remember the abuse starting. When going over the report with my parents, they were recommended ABA to have me use better methods of paying attention. I will not retype what I went through because I do not wish to relive it. …

Source: Fierce Autie: Trauma response: an autistic perpective


By Eve Reiland

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