Autistic and neurodivergent people experience many “sensory icks” regularly. Autistic writer Shamiha Patel shares her personal checklist of sensory triggers.
Maxfield Sparrow talks with researchers Emma Pritchard-Rowe and Jenny Gibson about why autistic types of play (solitary, stimmy, etc.) are not “wrong,” and in fact can have an important function in supporting relaxation and recuperation.
Neurodiversity is incredibly inclusive, and as the parent of a high-support autistic teen, I think neurodiversity is MORE important for people like him—to have other people recognize his value as a human.