Black History Month- Amplifying Black Neurodivergent Voices- Charlotte's Story

Black History Month- Amplifying Black Neurodivergent Voices- Charlotte's Story

Growing up undiagnosed as autistic and ADHD, I found social settings to be stressful and awkward. I'd mask my true self, appearing confident even when I felt physically uncomfortable. I'd often be misunderstood, with others considering me argumentative, blunt and without a filter. I even collected nicknames like  "ice queen", “stush” and “Steel face” because of how others saw me. It wasn't that I was trying to be harsh; I was navigating the social cues I couldn't quite grasp. I didn’t know any better. 
Caring for Your Rare Birds Clothing: Tips for Long-lasting Comfort

Caring for Your Rare Birds Clothing: Tips for Long-lasting Comfort

Caring for your Rare Birds clothing is not only about maintaining its quality but also ensuring that it continues to provide you with the comfort and support you deserve. By following these simple guidelines, you can enjoy your clothing for longer, all while minimising potential sensitivities and reducing your environmental footprint
Understanding Neurodivergent Clothing: What Is It and Why Does It Matter

Understanding Neurodivergent Clothing: What Is It and Why Does It Matter

Neurodivergent clothing refers to clothing designed with the specific needs and preferences of neurodivergent individuals in mind. Neurodivergent is a term used to describe people whose neurological development and functioning differ from the typical or "neurotypical" population. This includes individuals with conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sensory processing disorder (SPD), and others.
person sleeping on a sofa with weighted eye mask and weighted blanket

Finding Comfort and Calm

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) affects how individuals process sensory input, leading to potential sensory overload. Neurodivergent individuals, including those with autism, ADHD, or anxiety, may face significant sensory challenges. This piece delves into the benefits of weighted items, such as blankets and clothing, for those with SPD. These items exert deep pressure on the body, inducing calmness, enhancing proprioception, promoting sensory integration, and improving focus. They are a valuable tool for managing SPD, especially when complemented by sensory-friendly environments and self-regulating activities, helping individuals thrive despite sensory challenges.