- 5 months ago
I have actually been doing my own research as I take steps toward self diagnosis. I have found that a lot of the little traits I exhibited (easily overwhelmed at big people things, comfort security items, safe foods, routines etc) matched up with some of the autistic traits. While the autistic community should not be infantilized, I definitely can see how some of the comforting aspects of littlespace help with stims and sensory needs. Honestly, part of making more accommodations for myself is healing my inner child. So while autism does not equal little, littles can be autistic. I hope it helps! Also I recommend this every time I post, but the How do I Know article always helps.