i’m gonna make a series of these lil stimmy posts, i guess, so here’s a question i get a lot:
do you have to be autistic to stim?
the answer is no! allistics stim as well, albeit for different reasons (typically boredom instead of sensory regulation).
additionally, people with ADHD and the deaf-blind are known to stim in a similar manner as autistic people! in the latter case, the brain is trying to make up for a lack of sensory input (sight and sound provide the majority of our sensory input).
other groups of people probably stim, too. what have y’all heard?
as people have mentioned in the comments, people with sensory processing disorder stim as well!
yeah i stim a lot and i’m allistic but i have ADHD so
thanks for the info post~