Religious Trauma & Autism: Defining religious trauma and how it affects the autistic mind￼
Tas (they/we) is a neurodivergent writer & published author. They are autistic, disabled, a medically diagnosed DID system, a person of color, nonbinary, queer, and proud. They have a passion for equal access and human rights. They advocate for inclusion, equal access, and acceptance of neurodiversity & disability. Primarily their advocacy is focused on higher education and workplace accommodations/navigation.
Intersectionality impacts autistic people all over the world. A sensitive topic that is not often discussed is autism and religious trauma.
The lifelong effects of religious trauma on the mind are just now starting to be explored. While a spiritual belief can help heal trauma, it can also cause it.