OUR AUTISTIC FOOD CULTURE



WE CATER TO AND TRUST

OUR INTEROCEPTION INTELLIGENCE

AND LISTEN TO OUR BODIES

REGARDING FOOD


In all environments such as; home, learning and socialising.



Our neurologies can be tricky when it comes to food.


My child has trickiness with Contamination OCD,


Terrified at times to eat,


In case of poisoning,


Spewing,


And dying!



Plus an Olfactory System


That governs what they can put into their mouths.


That isn't TOO MUCH for their body.


To process.



I, on the other hand,


Love all foods,


[ Except for parsnip ]


As an adult


I have the freedom


To choose what I love.


All the time.


Catering to my Sensory Seeking.


With understanding my neurological limits;


I have a history of disordered eating;


[ Now over 20 years ago ]


Anorexia,


Bulemia,


And


Over-eating.



These were my less effective ways to regulate


My autistic body,


And


Were SUPER SUPER hard,


To be free from these subtypes of OCD thinking.



[ I didn't know I had a brilliant autistic mind at the time ]



Restricting food in any way,


What, when or how can be a triggering thing for us PDA'ers.


"Don't tell me what I can or can't eat – I'll show you!"


So instead,


We are kind and gentle with ourselves.


And practice our loving and accepting approach to FOOD everywhere we go.



WE KNOW OUR BODIES ARE INDIVIDUAL, SO WE;


EAT WHEN WE FEEL HUNGRY


EAT FOOD OUR BODIES FEE LIKE EATING


PAUSE WHEN WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT TO EAT


ACCEPT OURSELVES IF FOOD IS TRICKY FOR US


We eat any time,


What we feel like


Day or night,


Listening carefully to our individual autistic bodies.


Our autistic bodies lead the way.


:)


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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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