About us


The Stimming Checklist started out as a survey, started by Autisticook on her personal blog. It was taken up by the autistic blogging community, and more and more stims got added. After one week, the list included 250 stims. After a month, the counter was at 1000.

Stims still get added to the checklist every day. Autistic stims, but also ADHD stims, OCD stims, Tourette stims, manic stims, depressed stims, stressed stims, and any other stim you can think of. And they’re all described in people’s own words, without being interpreted by therapists or behavioralists. This is the most comprehensive and authentic list of self-stimulating behaviours you will be able to find online.

Our mission

To promote knowledge of what stimming is, and to create acceptance and awareness of stimming behaviours. To make people recognise their own stims, whether they’re autistic, parents of autistic children, friends, caretakers, teachers, or medical professionals. To show that stimming is a natural part of being human.

Connect with us

Twitter – https://twitter.com/whatisstimming
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/whatisstimming


Alex – http://bjforshaw.wordpress.com

Nattily – http://notesoncrazy.com

Autisticook – http://autisticook.wordpress.com


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