Zoë Blade's notebook


I only figured out I'm autistic in 2022. I'm still learning. Writing these articles is how I learn things. They're all works in progress, to various extents. No-one can speak for an entire minority group. These are just my personal experiences, things I've found out from talking to my friends, and discussions I've seen on autistic forums. Please don't take me as authoritative. I'm not.

I couldn't find a comprehensive list of stims, so here's an attempt at one:

* You might want to consider trying out other stims, to try and replace these ones. It should be easier if you stick to the same sense.

Note that stimming in general is perfectly healthy, a sensible response to too much or too little stimuli, and nothing to be ashamed of.

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