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Danielle Sullivan
Autistic neurodiversity coach and parent of 2 neurodivergent kids living in Colorado. I run the Neurodiverging Podcast: http://neurodiverging.com.

This Is Us

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(An audio version of this article is available via the Neurodiverging Podcast, here.)

I’m an autistic woman in my 30s. I’m introverted and a little awkward, but I do enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. However, I have this recurring experience in social settings that I find off-putting.


It’s almost Halloween! Like any book-lover worth their salt, I’m getting into the spirit by reading some supernatural thrillers and murder mysteries…with a neurodivergent twist! I’ve gathered together a shortlist of four underrated books by autistic women to help us all get our spook on.

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A lot of autistic parents want to breastfeed their babies, but a lot of us also struggle with sensory processing disorder (SPD). We are easily overwhelmed by sensory stimuli, and babies are like the number one source of sensory input in the world.

Babies scream, they wack you with their little flailing fists, they vomit and poo constantly, and they want to nurse all. the. time. I mean, they’re also amazing little wonders, don’t get me wrong. But taking care of a baby is not an easy task, let’s be honest.

Enjoy the cute while it lasts, friend…

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The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is a pretty formulaic romance novel. The premise is a reverse Pretty Woman with a neurodivergent twist: an autistic woman in her late 20s wants to learn how to date and have sex men will like, and believes the problem to be in herself…


One Story of ADHD from the 3rd Century BCE

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Today, we’re going to learn about the Obtuse Man of Theophrasus, the earliest known written example of a character with ADHD in Ancient Greece, over 2000 years ago.

Although ADHD is often considered a modern phenomenon, and an abnormality or disorder…


This article is improved and expanded from an episode of the Neurodiverging podcast. If you’d prefer to listen instead of read, you can find it here.

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When you think of a child with ADHD, and you’re a white person like me, what might pop into your head is the stereotype…


Isolation’s different for us introverts.

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My first month in isolation was the best month I’ve had in years.

I’m an autistic mother, and significantly introverted. When I decided to have children, they came along with a social life that required me to participate in activities that exhausted me every single…

Danielle Sullivan

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