The stimlist needs your help

A couple of days ago, I wrote a blog post about stimming and why I’d always thought I didn’t stim.

In that post, I added a survey so people could list their own stims. Autistic stims, but also ADHD stims, OCD stims, Tourette stims, manic stims, depressed stims, stressed stims, and any other stim you can think of.

The response has been overwhelming. Over 250 stims have been added so far, with more coming in every day.

Have a look at the responses so far.

So. This is big. And I want to make it even bigger. Because perfectionism, right?

But I can’t do it alone (argh!). I need your help.

Please post a link to the stimming survey on your blog, Facebook page, Twitter feed, Google+ circle, Tumblr, or Pinterest. Or link to this post. Comment on other blogs. Spread the word.

We’re doing this for everyone who’s ever been judged for their stimming and for everyone who never knew that their “nervous habits” were stims. We’re doing this for awareness and acceptance. We’re doing this for all of us. Let’s see if we can get this to 1000 stims!

Direct link to the survey:

Direct link to the survey results:

To embed the survey on your blog:
[googleapps domain="docs" dir="forms/d/1-eKrnAu29UFatFCS3FrJOs-ghAh436uZKewiWvBOO_A/viewform" query="embedded=true" width="760" height="600" /]

To embed the survey on another website:
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21 thoughts on “The stimlist needs your help

  1. Last night on my facebook I saw a picture from “Autism Awareness” – it was a bunch of hands raised against a field of trees and sunlight. The caption was “If you’re happy and you know it, FLAP your hands!” I laughed out loud 🙂

  2. It’s all set upon my blog, too. In a couple of days, it’ll be reposted (I had other stuff already queued up before that). But I twittered it already. (Probably wrong terminology but I like it, so yup).


  3. I’d been meaning to come back and add even more to this list since I read your original post about it. Going to do that now, then I’ll link on Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest and reblog it on here too 🙂

  4. Reblogged this on Feminist Aspie and commented:
    This is an *awesome* idea, and if it gets a lot of entries it could be a really useful resource. So, yeah, submit as many stims as you can think of!

  5. Pingback: My Turn to Reblog the Stim List | Notes On Crazy

  6. I keep noticing new stims and thinking “I MUST GO BACK TO THE SURVEY!” Today I’m wearing a hoodie for the first time in ages because YAY COLD, and I keep wrapping it tightly around me and putting the hood over my shoulder then rubbing my face against it, so by the time I came home I had a whole list of new stims to add to the list 😛

    I should keep my own stimlist, really, just for future reference. In fact, I’m going to start that now!

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