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My PDA neurobiology.

Jul 28, 2021
I'm up at 5am this morning.
 
I have an appointment in the city and it's at a new address I haven't been to before.
 
This means that I get up early, google the address over coffee...
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School Trauma: Tuning into the language of behaviour.

Jul 07, 2021
 
 
For many of us, when we withdraw our children from school after prolonged challenges within that system, we expect that our children will begin to do better at home.
 
This...
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Appearances can be (so very) deceiving.

Jun 30, 2021
I'm a PDA autistic (Pathological demand avoidance).
 
This means that my social connectedness; my ability to engage with others naturally and to make eye contact gives the impression that I...
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How I show up in friendships.

Jun 23, 2021
Hi! 👋 I'm Kristy, and I'm TERRIBLE at being a friend in the neuronormative sense.
 
I take months to respond to messages in my inbox, if ever.
 
Sometimes I say things that come...
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Sensory overload and a social hangover.

Jun 09, 2021
Sitting here reminiscing about the good ole masking in social situations; days of extreme and intense anxiety for weeks, months leading up to events with other people.
 
The day would...
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I'm not looking at you.

Apr 21, 2021
I can’t tell you how concerning it is that we have such an incredibly uninformed requirement for autistic people to make eye contact.
 
When we understand autism as an identity and...
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Hello there, passive-aggression.

Apr 14, 2021
This morning whilst packing up from a weekend away, one of my children told me I had been passive-aggressive.
 
It was a  shock.
 
I had said “I’m sensing annoyance...
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Why wasn't I invited to be a Jedi? (a fun one)

Mar 02, 2021
Random weekday memory...
 
I once went against my better judgement out of curiosity (it's ALWAYS that autistic curiosity and fascination with humans, concepts and belief systems) and sat in...
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PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) and villains.

Dec 27, 2020
Why do so many children with a PDA autistic profile take on the character of a villain, a bad guy or a monster, werewolf, zombie, anything that seems a disapproved of figure?
 
Because we...
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