Stimming can be a valuable coping mechanism for people on the Autistic Spectrum but there may sometimes be better alternatives to foster – as outlined on the NAS page below. See also Sensory sensitivity page.
The BBC offers a handy introduction to stimming, including why people on the autistic spectrum do it. Click icon to veiw.
Amythest Schaber is an artist, writer, public speaker and advocate. In her video about stimming she offers insight into autistic life as an adult, put across in her unique style, as part of her Neuro Wonderful blog. Click play button to watch.
The National Autistic Society (NAS) website covers stimming under the broader heading of obsessions, repetitive behaviour and routines, which puts a slightly different slant on it. They also take quite a broad view of what might be done about it. Click icon to view.
The website Ambitious about Autism focuses more narrowly on the topic under the heading Repetitive behaviours and stimming. Click Twitter icon to find a link to their website – it is in the left margin. Look for the magnifying glass icon on the site and search for stimming.
Please be aware that we, at GAIN, are not qualified to give advice. See disclaimer.