Morrisons quiet hour

Morrisons - one of the leading supermarket chains in England - announced last week that they plan to enforce a weekly 'quiet hour' into their stores nation-wide. This will take please each week on a Saturday between the hours of 9 am and 10 am. Morrisons have issued a statement to list what their quiet …

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Catching some Zzz’s

I have always struggled with sleep - my Mum says I was a nightmare baby/child. I never slept when I was supposed to; always coming alive at night. My body clock is unpredictable and does not like to schedule itself to my needs. I have a constant struggle to get to sleep at night. I …

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The term ‘Aspergers’

There has been a lot of discussion amongst the Autistic community recently regarding the groundbreaking contributor to the understanding of Autism - Hans Asperger. It has been unearthed that the man - which the term Aspergers is named after - was an active participant in the Nazi euthanasia regime. A study paper has been released …

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Your Autism Magazine (vol 52 – No 2 . Summer 2018)

I have recently received my first issue of the quarterly, Your Autism Magazine created by the National Autistic Society. It is brilliant and contains some very helpful, informative articles. I thought in this post I would provide my own opinion on some of the subjects covered in the Summer 2018 issue. Page 4 - PIP …

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Education

For the most part I enjoyed my education. I enjoy learning and found my classes interesting. I can't remember much about primary school, expect crying each year when I was given a new teacher - change!! I also remember the teachers giving the same feedback each parents evening - that I was a well-behaved, focused …

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One piece of advice… always stick to the plan

I've mentioned previously in my blogs about how a change in plans - such as a delayed flight or my 'things', like my wardrobe becoming disorganised - can cause me to have a mini-meltdown. I want to add to that topic and talk about the level of stress change can cause for those on the …

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Autism in the workplace

I have had three jobs thus far in my life. My first was as a waitress/bar maid in a local pub. I worked there during my A-levels and for a one year following. I was promoted to shift-supervisor for my final year of working there; due to my hard-work and reliable persona. I was responsible …

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