Stimming. What would we do without it?

Stimming is possibly one of the most misunderstood and stigmatizing Autistic activities. Stimming is something that Autistic people need to do in order to regulate the overflow if information. I stim a lot but most of my stims have become discrete or something I do in private because people teased me about it growing up undiagnosed.

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9 thoughts on “Stimming. What would we do without it?”

  1. I’d probably explode. If I need to stim, better let me because if it gets to that point it’s really bad. In overly crowded situations or other very stressful circumstances I’ve fortunately been able to find a safer place (like buried in a corner of 2 walls, at least) to. It’s a better choice than any other way of venting the pressure, especially when there’s no way to just get out of it. My case is mild compared to most, though, but I have been there and completely understand. ~DM

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  2. Thank you so much for re-blogging this. I went back to the newspaper article about the Fidget Cube and whilst there appeared to be quite a few positive comments about this activity, including some from either those on the Autistic Spectrum or with relatives, unfortunately the most popular comment was the negative one 😦 never mind. As Lao Tzu wrote, “The journey of a thousand leagues begins with the first step.”

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    1. I am not sure if I understand correctly. I do think that we all can develop an inner voicr but not sure if I would call it stimming. Stimming help me focus and also helps me cancel out negative sensory input. It is also pleasant ans can be soothing. Hope this helps. 🙂

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