for all my autistic/adhd followers or anyone who just likes to fidget:

punksnottragedies:

There’s this website called Stimtastic that sells toys and jewelry specifically designed for fidgeting with!

They’ve got phone cases with infinite bubble wrap (you can pop it as much as you want):

Rings that you can spin:

Even necklaces and jewelry designed to chew on:

(I just bought their “phoenix” chewable pendant)

Anyway, I’m autistic and I stim a lot so I got reallly excited when I found this, thought I’d share it with you guys.

important adhd facts

thatadhdfeel:

What It’s Like to Have ADHD As a Grown Woman

raisedonritalin:

Part of what separates ADHD-havers from the merely forgetful is that for us, to use DSM parlance, the symptoms “have a significant impact on daily life and functioning.” When I was a kid “significant impact” meant being in perpetual trouble: always being late, never hearing the assignment, enduring depressingly frequent teen-magazine “It Happened to Me”–type moments (I was often surprised by my period’s arrival). Teacher’s pet I wasn’t: “Clearly Rae has not been,” snapped my sixth-grade math teacher, flinging an eraser at my desk, “PAYING ATTENTION, so the whole class will have to wait while I go over this again.”

By high school, I had fully internalized the fact that I was a screwup and began acting the part with teenage gusto. “Fuck you, fail me,” I spat at a particularly hateful teacher, middle fingers aloft. “It’s not my first time.”

Then I’d go home and cry. Repeated failure is destructive. It chips away at your self-confidence and eats at your resolve. It makes you hate yourself.

What It’s Like to Have ADHD As a Grown Woman

Organizational Tips for AD/H People + the Executive Dysfunctioning (and anyone else!)

adhdronanlynch:

As a preface to this post, a couple things should be noted: I am definitely NOT the most organized, well-put-together, or successful person. I struggle with a lot of things, and a LOT of coping mechanisms are necessary to make up for that. However, some of the systems I’ve been forced to come up with because of my difficulty do help, and lately, I’ve thought I might share some of these tips with others who have some of the same problems. 

One of the biggest difficulties I have with keeping track of my life is memory. I can’t remember anything I’m doing for jack shit, if you’ll pardon my French. I can remind myself a thousand times, but there is no way I’ll remember anything I’m supposed to be doing or thinking of unless it’s right there in front of me, in big black letters. 

So, one of the most helpful things I’ve ever done for myself is: put it right there in front of me, in big black letters!

Basically, one of the best tips I can give anyone who struggles with remembering things is to quite literally put it right in front of your face. How do I do this? It’s a combination of Post-It notes, taped-up papers, and, my personal favorite, WHITE-BOARDS. (I am not kidding. White boards are a literal savior. Why are white boards so great, you ask? Because they’re stark, easy to write on, completely simple to alter or erase and change, come in all different sizes and shapes, and aren’t problematic to hang.) 

Read on for some examples of my organizational solutions for an ADHD-er or Executive Dysfunction-er’s home.

Keep reading

mamzellecombeferre:

kingedmundsroyalmurder:

Combeferre with ADHD

Combeferre with a completely rubbish working memory who can tell you about the anatomy of moths in exhaustive detail but has to stop and think hard before he can say what he had for breakfast and needs to write down all homework assignments and other responsibilities immediately or risk forgetting them entirely.

Combeferre hyperfocusing on whatever book he’s reading and being impervious to outside distraction.

Combeferre having days when he can’t focus on anything at all and roaming through the streets because he can’t sit still and keeps noticing every single distraction around him when he tries to get anything done.

Combeferre toying with anything he can find to keep his hands busy so that he can concentrate on other things.

Combeferre with a complete inability to keep his room neat and organized.

Combeferre who got through school as a kid by being brilliant and now doesn’t know how to study and is having to cram the knowledge into his brain and feeling like a failure because he’s doing fine in his classes but he could be doing so much better if he just tried harder.

(Modern AU Combeferre finally getting an explanation for what’s wrong and it’s like a weight is lifted off his shoulders because it all makes sense now.)

#Combeferre did u finish that book u borrowed from me #oh I…………… started it but then I found this really cheap copy of grays anatomy….. #and what I’m saying is I ended up with Melville somehow and I’m sorry #Combeferre I thought we were going to watch project runway #oh I’m just…………….. writing a portfolio of letters to my representatives… is it Friday?? #I support this #he is largely inattentive #but will experience manic days #where he does PROJECTS #and loses all sense of time #and his keys #he’s always losing his keys #or his hat #or something #Combeferre more like king of library fines #Combeferre more like he’s very good in the kitchen but forgets an ingredient 30% of the time (via adhdronanlynch)

kingedmundsroyalmurder:

Combeferre with ADHD

Combeferre with a completely rubbish working memory who can tell you about the anatomy of moths in exhaustive detail but has to stop and think hard before he can say what he had for breakfast and needs to write down all homework assignments and other responsibilities immediately or risk forgetting them entirely.

Combeferre hyperfocusing on whatever book he’s reading and being impervious to outside distraction.

Combeferre having days when he can’t focus on anything at all and roaming through the streets because he can’t sit still and keeps noticing every single distraction around him when he tries to get anything done.

Combeferre toying with anything he can find to keep his hands busy so that he can concentrate on other things.

Combeferre with a complete inability to keep his room neat and organized.

Combeferre who got through school as a kid by being brilliant and now doesn’t know how to study and is having to cram the knowledge into his brain and feeling like a failure because he’s doing fine in his classes but he could be doing so much better if he just tried harder.

(Modern AU Combeferre finally getting an explanation for what’s wrong and it’s like a weight is lifted off his shoulders because it all makes sense now.)