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ACCEPT OUR LIMITATIONS


Getting together with friends and family is wonderful, filled with beautiful moments of connection through; sharing, telling stories, awkward moments and laughter .

My own and child's anxiety builds before, during and after.

We both internalise our big thoughts and feelings the whole time we are with others.


Yet we are listening to what our anxiety is communicating to us.

Anxiety is happening for a good reason.


It is designed to protect us and we work out what it is and do what we need to do look after ourselves.

It might be to step away from humans for a little while to chill, sit, sing, walk, whatever to regulate.


We gravitate to humans we feel at ease and good with and give little time or attention to judgie fudgies; those that invoke more anxiety.

We require tremendous love compassion acceptance and understanding.


First from ourselves and others (those who are capable of this).


We both know we are limited by how much socialising we can experience before it becomes too much for our minds, hearts and bodies.

We know we need to leave whenever we need.


There is no wrong, rude or bad time to leave.


It's harmful to our being to stay.

We have unique needs, like every other human on the planet and we take responsibility to look after ours.

We do what we love before, during and after socialising to stay in tune and connected with ourselves because it creates great joy, regulates and assists us to make decisions right for us!

#Autism #neurodivergence #Socialcare #listeningtoanxiety #knowingourneeds #knowourkimits #knowwhatwelove #regulation #radicalacceptance #ouruniqueneeds




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TRADITIONAL OWNERS

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

OUR AUTISTIC/NEURODIVERGENT CULTURE

​We acknowledge our LBGTIQ2KA+kin autistic/neurodivergent humans.

 

We use identity-first language, "I am autistic", opposed to "I'm a person with autism", reflecting Autism at the core of our identity, that Autism is a Spectrum, a part of neurodivergence and not a disorder. We radically embrace and celebrate neurodivergence.

 

Authoritarian and conforming learning and approaches such as ABA or Applied Behaviour Analysis, treatment or cures, ableism or functioning labels are harmful to both FAN and their child neurodivergent neurologies.

 

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