Today’s #autchat is about stimming: Repeatedly doing things like rocking, hand-flapping, fidgeting.
Not only autistic/similarly neurodivergent people stim, and not all autistic/similarly ND people stim, but it’s common.
More about stimming (research by an autistic self-advocate): https://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2015/webprogram/Paper20115.html #AutChat
Q1: Do you stim? If so, what are some stims that you do? If you use toys or objects to stim, feel free to recommend/link. #AutChat
Q2: When and why do you stim? On purpose or does it just happen? #AutChat
Q3: Are there any stims that you would like to stop or are trying to stop? Strategies for that? #AutChat
Q4: If other people have negative reactions to your stimming, how do you deal with that? #AutChat
Questions for this #autchat were written by @theoriesofminds.