TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains mentions of meltdowns, shutdowns, self-harm/harm to others and other general things related to autistic meltdowns which could be upsetting to some listeners so listener discretion is advised.
In this episode of Seen Heard Accepted, we discuss autistic meltdowns, shutdowns and lid flipping.
Join us as we talk about helpful ways to assist yourself or others when they are struggling through a meltdown or shutdown.
Please remember you’re not alone, you’re not a burden, and you are allowed to ask for help.
NOTE: The things mentioned in this episode work for us as individuals through our lived experiences and may not work for everyone. All resources mentioned in this week’s episode are listed below.
In this episode, we talk about
Autistic meltdowns, shutdowns and burnout
General “lid flipping”
Strategies to help yourself or others that may struggle with meltdowns, shutdowns and burnout
Ice and jumping jacks????
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TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains conversations about dysfunctional relationships within a family which could be upsetting to some listeners so listener discretion is advised.
In this episode of Seen Heard Accepted, we discuss how we grew and became a functioning family after finding out our neurodivergent diagnosis, how that diagnosis has helped us understand each other and how we’ve taken that growth to other relationships in our life.
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains conversations about Trichotillomania and Religion which could be upsetting to some listeners so listener discretion is advised.
In this episode of Seen Heard Accepted, we are talking about what stimming is with special guest Pal. Stimming in church, school and preschool with a special shout out to Botany Down’s kindergarten for no other reason but being awesome.
Secrets revealed, Madi’s pacing, Morgan’s biting and Theo’s singing join us as we laugh together and reminisce.
In this episode, we talk about:
What stimming is?
How we stim and how it’s helpful.
Childhood stories about stimming in School, Church and Kindergarten.
And other family stories and anecdotes.
If you would like to chat with us, share your experience, ask a question or inquire about working with us contact us in the following ways:
Have you or someone in your family been diagnosed with Autism or ADHD? Do you suspect that you or someone in your family is Autistic?
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains conversations about anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD.
Our Neurodiverse family is made of a combination of diagnosed and self-diagnosed Autistics. Those of us who are Autistic didn’t we were Autistic until later in life. Our two oldest children Madi and Morgan were diagnosed at 18 and 17 years of age and our youngest Theo and Mum, Tanya, are still waiting for an official diagnosis (although our lived experience of Autism in our family has led us to self-identify that we are Neurospicy).
This week we have a round-the-table discussion about our experiences with:
What it was like to grow up as an undiagnosed Autistic in a neurotypical world.
Some of the early childhood signs of Autism that went unrecognised and why Autism was not identified earlier.
What the ADOS test was like from two perspectives (the kid’s test and the adult test).
Common myths about being Autistic.
Differences in strengths and difficulties within our family.