Melissa28

61d

Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with autism stims?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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  • DitsyDiabetic

    61d

    How exactly do you mean? I might have some insight if you wanna message me 💜

  • Bre19

    61d

    It depends on what you are meaning by this

  • Melissa28

    60d

    rocking back and forth and pulling my hair

  • SalineTurnip

    57d

    A fidget toy might help you stop pulling your hair. Maybe a putty or something else you can pull. As for rocking back and forth, maybe try another movement like walking, tapping your foot, etc. But please don't try to stop stimming completely.

    • Melissa28

      54d

      thank you for this I'll try that as I want to reduce it.

  • Sydie_Bear

    54d

    I have a stim where I pull out my eyebrow hair and hair from the back of my head. That and chewing my nails. I’ve had a lot of luck with the handheld fidgets just like this person says. I tend to go to dollar tree and get cheapo animal squishies that they keep by the registers because you can actually pick at those or stretch them or pull them or whatever you need!! So it’s a similar sensory need being filled there to the picking at yourself.

    • Sydie_Bear

      54d

      I ALSO use putty like that person recommends but I suggested the squishies as another one because it’s cheap and accessible if you can’t find putty. But I LOVE the crazy Alan putty with things I can pick out of the putty and put back in. I pull it like taffy and pick out any like beads they put into some of them.

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