A Marathon for Autism

My partner was supposed to be running in the Manchester marathon today. He was going to run to raise money and awareness for the National Autistic Society - it was to be the perfect celebratory end to our World Autism Awareness week. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 the Manchester marathon has now been postponed until 11th …

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus. A word, which for me, has bought with it confusion, anxiety and uncertainty. As someone who copes by living via a routine the last week for me has been very difficult to process. I'm certain that I am one of many on the spectrum who are struggling to stay calm. I thought I would …

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Travelling Thailand with Autism

As I mentioned in my previous blog I have recently spent three weeks travelling Thailand over the Christmas period. I can honestly say it was the best experience of my life. Leading up to the date of departure I was extremely anxious. I had never been away from my family for that long before and …

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Sunflower Lanyards

I recently travelled to Thailand to explore the country for three weeks over the Christmas period. Three weeks is the longest time I have been away from home and in a setting outside of my usual routine. I knew I was pushing my limits so I wanted to take every opportunity to make my trip …

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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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