i think a good goal, whether its reflected in the DSM or not, on a community/ies level, is to get rid of this idea that someone's support needs necessarily map to their ability to navigate neurotypical society. it doesn't account for masking, or for that matter, navigating it badly, at least on neurotypical terms. (i'm talking about myself here, fwiw.)
So, interesting thing that I actually like from the DSM5 coverage of #autism and hasn't gotten enough discussion:
The criteria inclkude a chart to classify a given diagnosis based on level of support needed (NOT functioning level), and has separate support levels for each diagnostic criteria.
So someone can be diagnosed as autistic with high support needs in sensory areas and low support needs re: repetitive behavior.
I can already tell that executive function is low today. Gonna need to take it easy. #selfcare, right?
Don't forget to give yourself what you need today, okay? Whether it's a break, a shower, a good meal, or a kick in the ass
Your semi regular reminder: if you spend a lot of time thinking about whether you’re a girl/Gay/bi/into feet, whatever, yes, you probably are; give yourself permission to try it, you won’t lose your toe if you dip it in. I wish I had done so a lot sooner than I did!
Aaaahhhh!! <3 https://twitter.com/rebeccarmix/status/1061762341979766784
I am coming to a place where I can truly say: I only want relationships that last as long as they are good & healthy & make everyone involved feel good & happy... if/when that changes maybe it's time to say goodbye. I always think Love is worth the risk. #polyamory #polyamorous
The things I learned writing this book...
all of this to say doggies are cute you should be good to them and also consider adopting a Floridian greyhound cause they’re shutting down all the tracks in the state and they will need good homes. they’re super dopey and loving dogs, almost always very easy to take care of and attach to their parents really quickly but definitely need a lot of love and affection and can be kinda nervous for the first couple years after they stop racing. also some tooth problems.
I'm still looking for 1-2 more folks interested in a paid contract to build a small platformer game prototype for a research study. If you're interested or know someone who might be, please contact me!
Weird thing I've noticed:
In referring to sex and specific sex acts I swing wildly from being blunt and to-the-point to using the most inane of euphemisms depending on topic and focus. The more peripheral the actual topic is to the act of sex, the more euphemistic I get.
PLEASE CAPTION YOUR IMAGES!
This is your periodic reminder that I don't like to boost things without image descriptions and it makes me sad when I don't get to share good content.
Boost if you feel the same.