Autism and serotonin

Autistic Women Blog 2/7/2021 Originally posted on Spectrum Serotonin’s link to autism, explained Serotonin, the brain chemical best known for its link to depression, may also be involved in autism. Serotonin has many roles throughout the body, including in mood, sleep, appetite and sociability. In the intestines, it stimulates muscles involved in digestion; in theContinue reading “Autism and serotonin”

Great article by Spectrum

BY GEORGIA LOCKWOOD-ESTRIN  /  3 FEBRUARY 2021 Autism in girls: Jumping hurdles on the path to diagnosis An autism diagnosis can affect people in many different ways. For some, it can be negative and put up additional barriers to education and employment. For others, however, it can be positive and open the doors to the support that theyContinue reading “Great article by Spectrum”

Autism tantrums, aggressiveness, meltdowns, or distress

Autistic Women Blog 11/2/2020 I am not a doctor. Try any of the following at your own risk. These are just things I’ve tried and bits of information from others and what they have tried. There is no “one size fits all” treatment for autism. Each person is individual and has their own sensitivities. POTENTIALContinue reading “Autism tantrums, aggressiveness, meltdowns, or distress”

Personal account of going through ABA

Autistic Women Blog 10/29/2020 This interview is a really good watch. It gives a first hand account of going through ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) as a child. I know I learned a lot from watching it. I also appreciate some of the similarities I have with Jay Jay. She got me with the square pegContinue reading “Personal account of going through ABA”