Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Stim

Who uses it: Autistic people and autism therapists
What it means: Short for "self-stimulation," a repetitive behavior that an autistic person uses to soothe him or herself and feel more in control of a situation. Common examples are rocking, dry handwashing, and leg jiggling.
How you can use it: When beating your head against a wall. It's not self-destructive behavior, it's just stim.

A lot to do today, and I'm not operating at top speed -- my sleep cycle is still not what it should be, and I don't know what to do about it. It would be good to get a yoga class in this week, but it's not going to happen today -- too many overdue projects to plow through.

My client Theresa Schwegel's Edgar-winning novel, Officer Down, has just been nominated for this year's Anthony Award for Best First Novel. Congratulations, Theresa!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

still waiting for OFFICER DOWN in paperback thru amazon.de
Sue

AnswerGirl said...

Well, you can read my copy of that while you're here, too, as long as your hands are clean.

Anonymous said...

party pooper! (but thanks)
Sue