Jaime: I’ve discovered that the most important thing I can teach a non-autistic person to do is to approach autistic behavior with curiosity.
Brian learned at the age of fifty that he is autistic. His writing and advocacy so intimately shares his journey through life. He lost his parents at a very early age and he was brutally bullied and experienced atrocities that no human should ever experience. The courage, bravery, tenacity and heart that Brian thrives and continues to show up with in life today and every day is a testament to who he is. Meet the 2022 Mind Your Autistic Brain Autistic Advocate Impact & Achievement Award winner Mr. Brain Bird…
I don’t really have one area or focus. I tend to cover lots of different topics, predominantly based off my feelings and experiences. I like to try and discuss a whole range of things so that I am inclusive.
My passion is helping other autistic people learn more about themselves, providing a role model for self-improvement, communicating the autistic experience to neurotypical individuals & providing a platform to bring autistic individuals, parents & experts together to pursue a joint cause.
What makes this personal to you and Your Big Why? If I can pass along some of what I’ve learned and improve someone’s life, why wouldn’t I do that? If I can connect others to do the same, of course I will. Connection allows us to feel that we are not alone..
Shining a light on autistic adults and giving each autistic person space to speak for themselves, to share who they are, what is important to them and how they see and experience the world is beyond necessary. This month to #ShineALight on autistic people and our voices, Mind Your Autistic Brain is showcasing a different autistic advocate throughout the month on the new Blog, The Brain Dump beginning, Monday, April 4th. If you are new to the autistic community, Welcome! and we see ...
Carrin Gilmore is autistic and recently quit her job because she couldn't get the work accommodations she needed. How crazy is that?! Right? She works in a field that is ALL about accommodations but when it came to the school meeting her accommodation needs it just didn't happen.
No one seems to ‘get it’. Friends and family think you just need to push through or "self-care" more. Internally, so many people in late identified life (me included) feel broken, ashamed or like they are failing or have never reached their full potential, when all along they've had a brain and sensory system that is different from the masses. It can take a lot of strength to keep going.
(It was years before I realized I had been on The Chronic Cycle Burnout Loop)
Living Burnout, Shutdown and Meltdown FREE for going on 4 years now has taught me more than I ever dreamed possible and the most powerful experience in Restoration has been regaining skills and abilities I thought were lost permanently to Burnout decades ago.
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