Mainstream schools and Autism

I was disgusted to read about Autistic children in Scotland being unlawfully excluded from school, (Your Autism magazine - Winter 2018). Children are being excluded from their lessons for being, 'disruptive'. A day in mainstream school can be extremely stressful for a child on the Autistic spectrum. This can lead to meltdowns or misbehaving if …

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An open letter to the DVLA

To whom it may concern, I have been informed that because I am diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder I am required to disclose this to the DVLA. If I do not disclose this information I may face a fine of up to £1000 and prosecution if I am involved in a motor-vehicle accident. I found …

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Myths about Autism

I often hear or read comments from people which make me rather upset. People who assume they know how Autism presents itself due to lack of knowledge or out-of-date information. I have collected a few of these assumptions and thought I would share my opinion on whether they are true. Please note, I am only …

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Dating an Autistic girl

I thought this week I would give you a look at Autism from the outside - how a neurotypical who is closet to me experiences my Autism. I sat down with my long-term boyfriend Alex and asked him to answer honestly, a few questions which I had prepared. Other than my close family Alex is …

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What Women With Autism Want You to Know | Iris

https://youtu.be/NwEH9Ui4HV8 This is really worth a watch if you have a moment.

WARNING: I Am Autistic

I recently heard that somebody was, and I quote, 'warned about my illness'. This upset me and sent me into a spiral of hating myself and my Autism for a number of days. Is my Autism an illness? In the Oxford English Dictionary the noun 'illness' means, 'A disease or period of sickness affecting the …

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An Autistic Christmas

The streets are filled with cheer That's what they say Unbearable noise is all I hear Making it harder than the normal day   Look at the pretty lights Over there on the tree It's a painful sight For no one but me   It's the most wonderful time of the year The phrase I …

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