Category: Self-Reg

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Why Trying Harder Backfires

After trying a range of activities to see how each made your body feel, did you notice anything unexpected? Did some that you associate with relaxing not actually have that relaxing effect? Here’s why.

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What’s stimming really about?

Stimming is a bit different from other challenging behaviors because it’s both a result of stress and a strategy to calm down. It is one of the effective strategies we develop naturally.

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Adult and child sitting on the floor with a multiple stacks of books nearby. The child is staring forward, and the adult is looking at the child while holding an open book.

On Autistic Stress

Autistics get stressed out by a lot more things than most people, and what stresses us, and why, is often surprising to others. Here’s the critical first step to helping.

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