Unless the person who is stimming is endangering themselves or others with the stim, there is no reason to try to stop them.
I have received a number of requests for printable copies of this poem. Here it is – as a jpeg – which should be easy to print if you so choose.
Again, I could write more about this… but I still think this visual pretty much sums it up for me right now. Additionally, there are already some amazing posts that say what I would like to say or consider… so I am linking them up here:
Socially Inappropriate by Musings of an Aspie
A Cognitive Defense of Stimming (or Why “Quiet Hands” Makes Math Harder) by Musings of an Aspie
Things my autistic kids love: Public transit by Small But Kinda Mighty
Way-To-Stim Wednesday: Video Series by Anabelle Listic
Stimming by Outrunning the Storm
Quiet Hands by Julia Bascom
The Dark Side of the Stim: Self-injury and Distructive Habits by Kirsten Lindsmith
30 Days of Autismis a…
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