If autistics were to study & pathologize non-autistics... πŸ”¬πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬

I've highlighted some of these things as an allusion to some organizations, some psychological tools, some perceptions by society that are very detrimental to what it is to be autistic. Now, as an autistic myself, I have limited knowledge of the entire spectrum of the entire existence of what it is to be autistic

#ActuallyAutistic #AutismAwareness #doubleempathyproblem #autism

Renee Slay
@Renee_SlayΒ Β·Β 4:45

@SeekingPlumb

Most of our kids are going to be split into a lower functioning category or a higher functioning category, usually dealing with a lot of emotional outbursts and things like that. Those types of behaviors that are so extreme that the schools can't deal with them and petitions the state to have them come to our facility if the parent is on board and can't deal with them either because we don't have like just a day school. The kids live there

@Renee_Slay

I mean, if we were to use some of these terms, I'm not necessarily a fan of and to say that I'm quote unquote, high functioning and I didn't know I was autistic and nobody did. So I didn't experience aba and these kinds of things. There's still a detriment that came from social coercion or the authority figures in my life telling me this is what should be and what ought to be and sort of recognizing that there was something different of what I needed
Renee Slay
@Renee_SlayΒ Β·Β 4:50

@SeekingPlumb

Where we will take a kid that has oppositional defiant disorder who just will not conform to any authority whatsoever, and we have a staff to student ratio of at minimum two to one. We put them in public situations. There may be twelve kids at one of our houses. Well, they're not just stuck in these houses to exist, right?
Renee Slay
@Renee_SlayΒ Β·Β 3:56
It's. Okay. Part two. I'm getting what you're saying completely. I really, truly am. But I get what's being said, too, about them wanting I think they're coming from a good place, I think is what I'm trying to say. They're wanting them to be able to participate in in life

@Renee_Slay

The lighting could be low, do you know what I mean? Like, there could be a variety of spaces or even spaces designed specifically for autistics. There's a book I read where a woman talked about I can't remember where it is. I want to say it's somewhere in the northeast of the continent, either like in the northeast of the US. Or southeast of Canada

@Renee_Slay

Plus, you're doing it through this lens of the anthropological outside perspective of observation of what is and isn't appropriate, et cetera. There's just these levels of missing the mark, so to speak. And because there are many autistics who cannot communicate for a variety of reasons, I feel like as someone who can, if I can spread some sort of clarity or offer some sort of clarity, that's really important. I don't know where I was going with all of this
Renee Slay
@Renee_SlayΒ Β·Β 4:26

@SeekingPlumb

So that's going to be a different type of thing altogether, because when you're talking to somebody with borderline, as far as therapy, you are speaking from a perspective of, yeah, you feel that way, but is that really what's going on? Or is it you? You know what I mean? And when it's cPTSD, it's like, okay, you're being triggered. You're having a reaction out of fear because of what you have lived. So that bothers me

@Renee_Slay

I read an author who said, and I had taken this on for myself, that the DSM is more a reflection of society at the time. Hysteria for women used to be in there and was removed. Homosexuality was in there and removed. You reference cPTSD isn't in there, and so on. I think of these diagnoses as somewhat reductive and somewhat stereotyped. Missing the nuance and complexity and to some extent a reductive compartmentalizing way of understanding or framing things is helpful, but it has its limits
Renee Slay
@Renee_SlayΒ Β·Β 4:11

@SeekingPlumb

You. Okay, as someone that has been diagnosed also, let's talk about all of Renee's mental. Most people that suffer from cPTSD have also been diagnosed with anxiety and do have it because of that whole fight or flight thing
Renee Slay
@Renee_SlayΒ Β·Β 4:01
In all the forums that I've found and through some of the conversations I've had with people that have it, that have gone and tried these things, certain surgeries, going to a chiropractor, taking the salt and the caffeine and anything with flavor and goodness out of your alive completely. There's these things, right, these little tricks that are supposed to help

@Renee_Slay https://s.swell.life/STbHcJPjntRkpu7

But on the other hand, can a blood test really encompass all of the nuances and complexities of the experience of being anxious? Do you know what I mean? There's just so much to it. I don't know. I'm skeptical, very skeptical

@Renee_Slay

And so the way that I've noticed I can cut down on it a little bit is if I approach these things from an overtaxing of my brain and I look at all of the incoming stimuli, data, whatever and look, I've had some dizziness today and I am anticipating a lot tomorrow
Renee Slay
@Renee_SlayΒ Β·Β 4:53

@SeekingPlumb

And there's just not enough people that suffer from it because it falls into the rare disease category. There's not enough people that know about it. So there's not enough funding done for it and to do the research, it's like this vicious cycle. But I have discovered that just through living with this, I know what some of my major triggers for it are. I know that
Renee Slay
@Renee_SlayΒ Β·Β 4:41
Actually, I thought in my brain I was feeling it. Like, I felt my foot step on the floor, and I was trying to make it to a chair from the bathroom. And I literally thought I was making the step. And what happened was my toes rolled underneath me on my right foot, and I continued to put pressure because I'm not feeling it like that

@Renee_Slay

I mean, the jewelry thing I think exists. At least it did once upon a time. And the other question I had was, at some point, if you need them, would hearing AIDS help to prolong keeping your hearing, or is that not going to be an option? It sounds I was going to say it's a combination of things I've experienced, but none of them altogether
Renee Slay
@Renee_SlayΒ Β·Β 3:32

@SeekingPlumb

It's. Okay, so first, forgive me because my allergies are going insane and I'm going to try really hard not to sneeze into this. But the dramamine, it'll kick in usually within about ten minutes, five minutes, some of the symptoms start to go away, but only take it when I absolutely have to because sometimes I'll start to have these symptoms, but they go away on their own
A. Paschal β€˜Yobi’ Blumberg
@YobiWorksΒ Β·Β 2:23
Hello. Sounds like you're searching for applied anthropology. Applied anthropology can be thought of as weather reporting. It assumes the unity and cohesive collective closed system of the human collective within its own system and that there are patterns evident within the expressed behavioral expressions of humanity that have patterns within them

@YobiWorks

Ah. I listened to your message multiple times from when I was half asleep and then when I was awake. And every time it makes me laugh because I see myself in you so much in this response of, like, the words coming out and sounding very intelligent, and then all of a sudden, it's like my mouth does not cooperate or the connection between a mouth and Bahrain doesn't co operate. And then we just sort of have to roll with it

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