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!