F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

Welcome to F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum. This is a free service provided for parents of those suffering from eating disorders. It is moderated by kind, experienced, parent caregivers trained to guide you in how to use the forum and how to find resources to help you support your family member. This forum is for parents of patients with all eating disorder diagnoses, all ages, around the world.

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Autism and other forms of neurodivergence often come hand in hand with sensory issues. For the average person, most stimuli are easy enough to ignore, or work past. I can’t do that. Unpleasant sensory experiences cause the equivalent in my head of someone pulling the fire alarm. It’s loud, it’s intense, and it doesn’t stop until well after you’ve convinced yourself that everything is fine. This is unlike intrusive thoughts that come with disordered eating, in that they can’t be fixed or changed; they are intrinsic to my experience of the world, and I’ve had to learn to work around them.
Read more on Avery's story here