Autism & ADHD
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.
Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be 'cured'. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is common in people with autism. If someone has ADHD, they have significant difficulties with things like poor attention, over-activity and impulsiveness. The colours of crystals associated with Autism & ADHD are:
Green: Cool, restful, easy on the eyes & aids relaxation. Green is a very healing & grounding colour & many green stones have properties that may help with creating a feeling of calmness. Try green Calcite, Emerald, Malachite or Aventurine.
Blue: A very calming & restful colour, it increases productivity and feelings of trust and loyalty. Light blue is the colour of the throat chakra & for many people on the spectrum, communicating with others is a huge struggle for them. Light blue stones may help to calm anxiety around communication difficulties or even assist with communication capabilities. These stones are Kyanite, Angelite, Celestite, Sodalite, Turquoise Amazonite & Blue lace agate.
Purple: Promotes rest & productivity, it is a beautiful stone which can help to connect you spiritually, is really good for headaches as well as being a calming & peaceful stone. Try Purple Amethyst.
Clear Quartz: A good for everything crystal that you can't go wrong with. It is great for cleaning energies & may be particularly good for those on the spectrum who find themselves feeling very foggy or confused.
Grounding stones: As people who the spectrum are usually very much in their own heads, grounding stones can be useful in helping them to get their feet on the ground & connect with the earth. Obsidian, Smoky Quartz, Apache Tears, Black Tourmaline are great for helping all of us become grounded.