My six most popular articles from the last two months
I’m leaving tomorrow for a huge summer adventure. My family and I will be camping for 8 out of the next 10 weeks!
I will try to continue writing while on the road, but I also want to ensure I focus on what’s most important: my son, spending time with my family, and enjoying the great outdoors.
I do plan on keeping a travel journal and will update it when I can. In fact, I’ve already started with my story about how difficult planning and packing for a long trip can be when you have ADHD!
Here I share my top six stories from the past two months.
The “Highly Sensitive Person” (HSP) is code for Autistic
I wrote this article back in January, but originally titled it “everyone needs accommodations to thrive”. That didn’t gain much attention.
Last month, I did some more research on HSP and autism, and ended up changing the title. This made a significant impact and this article continues to be one of my top-performing articles, now 6 months after it was published.
ADHD and Autistic Burnout
I actually wrote two stories about burnout back in December, right around the holiday season, but this story picked back up again in May.
Sensory overload and full-on burnout can be incredibly challenging, and the former often leads to the latter if left unchecked.
Behaviourism is not inclusion
Our provincial education policies are painfully out of date, to the point of being harmful to students, in particular vulnerable students. Our so-called “inclusion” policy is based on a program called Positive Behavioural Interventions and Solutions (PBIS).
Unfortunately PBIS is not so positive. In fact, it’s based on behaviourism, and is not much better than ABA. This is not at all inclusive and is often harmful.
How to know if you’re Autistic
I published this one in April as well, for Autism Acceptance Month, but I was excited to see it has taken off again.
May was Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness month. Although I do not have EDS, I do have hyper-mobility issues, and they are highly common amongst Autistic people.
I shared some facts and information about hypermobility spectrum disorders:
Atypical Autistic Traits
Challenging stereotypes and describing some lesser-known Autistic traits.
A lot of non-conforming and marginalized people are misdiagnosed in healthcare, (including mental health) and psychological diagnoses.
This includes female-presenting people (including cis-women), transgender folks-basically anyone in the LGBTQIA2+ community — people of colour, people impacted by poverty, and many others.
This story describes some very common, yet misunderstood and lesser known, traits in Autistic people.
Have a great summer!
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