Ask an Autistic #1 – What is Stimming?

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Ask an Autistic #1 - What is Stimming?

What is stimming? Why do Autistic people do it? What are some common stims among the Autistic population? What the heck is "proprioception"? Answers to all of these questions (and a surprise appearance from my cat!) in the first episode of Ask an Autistic!

Three main reasons an Autistic person will stim:
1) Self-regulation
2) Sensory seeking
3) Expression

The seven senses discussed:
1) Taste
2) Smell
3) Touch
4) Sight
5) Hearing
6) Proprioceptive
7) Vestibular

Writings by Autistic people on the topic of stimming:
http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/2011/04/about-stimming.html
http://musingsofanaspie.com/2013/05/24/sensory-seeking/
http://bjforshaw.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/i-stim-therefore-i-am/
http://1000meltdowns.blogspot.ca/2013/05/stimming-stimming-stimming-and-what-it.html
http://juststimming.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/the-obsessive-joy-of-autism/

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