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David Gray-Hammond
David Gray-Hammond

David Gray-Hammond is an Autistic consultant and trainer, educating on the topics of Autistic experience, mental health, and drug and alcohol use. He has several years experience in this area as well as personal lived experience.
He is the author of “The New Normal” and “A Treatise on Chaos” that consider how we might evolve and grow as a society and individuals.
You can find out more about his consultancy services at http://www.dghneurodivergentconsultancy.co.uk

Creating Autistic Suffering: Interoceptive stimming or “challenging behaviour”?

TW: Discusses Challenging Behaviour, Disordered Eating, Sex and Related Activities, Self-Injury, and Victimisation Recently David posted an infographic about interoceptive stimming. This proved to be a very popular topic and we felt it necessary to expand on this more via this series. In our experience working directly with Autistic individuals experiencing various levels of distress and crisis, what is often conceptualised as “behavioural” can be attributed to interoceptive self-stimulation.
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Katie Munday
Katie Munday

Neurodivergent consultant, researcher, advocate and youth worker.

Neuroqueer: Neuro-anarchy and the Chaotic Self

In this latest issue of the Neuroqueer blog series, David Gray-Hammond and Katie Munday explore the relationship between neuro-anarchy and the Chaotic Self, considering how the two synergise and what this means for the growth of healthy neurocultures.
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Tanya Adkin
Tanya Adkin

Tanya is an Autistic specialist in complex presentations and social care advocacy for Autistic and Neurodivergent individuals.

Creating Autistic Suffering: Interoceptive stimming or “challenging behaviour”?

TW: Discusses Challenging Behaviour, Disordered Eating, Sex and Related Activities, Self-Injury, and Victimisation Recently David posted an infographic about interoceptive stimming. This proved to be a very popular topic and we felt it necessary to expand on this more via this series. In our experience working directly with Autistic individuals experiencing various levels of distress and crisis, what is often conceptualised as “behavioural” can be attributed to interoceptive self-stimulation.
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PDA: Are we repeating the same mistakes we’ve already made?

Much in the way that historical research around autism has looked at young, white boys, creating bias in the diagnostic criteria (which is responsible for an unfathomable amount of harm); we are creating diagnostic (but not) tools for PDA that exclude intellectually disabled Autistic people. No wonder we aren’t finding them!
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