To survive and thrive, we often need to be able to conform to expectations, rules, and schedules that work for some but not for others. AIDE Canada and partners have created resources covering everything from masking to prevention and recovery strategies.
Autistic Burnout' describes periods of chronic physical and/or mental exhaustion, reduced tolerance to stressors, and can include the loss of communication and/or life skills. Join us as we bring together leading self-advocates and
researchers who will share their experiences, explain the latest scientific research, and provide strategies for dealing with this distressing experience.
The term ‘autistic burnout’ refers to a condition many have experienced when facing prolonged periods of stress. A person may experience long-term exhaustion (3+ months), loss of function, and reduced tolerance to things in their environment. In this toolkit, autistic self-advocate, and author Sylvère Moulanier describes the causes of autistic burnout, how to tell if you are experiencing burnout, and provides tips and strategies to support yourself and work towards feeling better. While this toolkit is written for autistic individuals, it can also be useful for those seeking to support their loved ones who are struggling with autistic burnout.
This toolkit reflects a review of literature from various authors on the topic of autistic burnout. It conveys possibilities in moving forward.
Kieran Rose is a well-known author and international public speaker from the UK who runs “The Autistic Advocate” website. In this video, Kieran discusses Autistic Burnout, Masking, and strategies for supporting mental health for Autistic adults and elders. This resource was developed in partnership with the Pacific Autism Family Network.