Text searches

Below are suggestions for possible text searches (“Find” or control-F on your browser) to find specific categories of blogs within the Actually Autistic Blogs List.

“Father of Autistic”, “Mother of Autistic”, or “Parent of Autistic” (“of Autistic” finds all three)
“Father” or “Father of NT”
“Mother” or “Mother of NT”
“Parent” or “Parent of NT”
Male
Woman

ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ARFID – Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
AIWS – Alice in Wonderland syndrome
Anx. – Anxiety
APD – Auditory Processing Disorder
BPD – Borderline Personality Disorder (or Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder)
CPTSD – complex PTSD
DID – Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dep. – Depression
Dx __ – Diagnosed with Autism (at age __ or within age range __)
ED – Eating Disorders
EDS – Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
FB – Face-Blindness (Prosopagnosia)
FND – Functional Neurological Disorder (formerly known as PNES)
GAD – Generalized Anxiety Disorder
GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
HH – Hard of Hearing or Deaf
JHS – Joint Hypermobility Syndrome
infreq. – blog posts are infrequent (widely spaced in time)
LGBTQ+ – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and others
ME – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
ND – Neurodivergent
NSp – Non-Speaking, doesn’t speak fluently
NT – Neurotypical (neurologically typical)
OCD – Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
PDA – Pathological Demand Avoidance
POTS – Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
PTSD – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder
SPD – Sensory Processing Disorder
VSS – Visual Snow Syndrome

Other co-occurring conditions:
addiction
alcoholism
alexithymia
anosmia (no sense of smell)
aphantasia
autoimmune (disease)
bipolar
cerebral palsy
chronic illness
chronic pain
dysautonomia
dyscalculia
dysgraphia
dyslexia
dyspraxia
epilepsy
excoriation (skin picking)
fibromyalgia
gender dysphoria
hyperacusis
hyperlexia
Irlen (Syndrome) (also Meares-Irlen or Visual Stress)
Lyme (disease)
Meniere’s (disease)
migraines
psychosis
self-harm
synesthesia
Tourette’s (Syndrome)
trichotillomania (hair pulling)
vision impairment