Autism and the Arts

I recently read a comment about there being a strong link between Autism and the arts. I have been unable to stop thinking about this point since. It is known that Autistic people can have extremely high IQ's, leading to them excelling in subjects such as Maths, Science and Technology. Proof of this is exampled …

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S

This post doesn't contain advice and isn't much to do with Autism. It is an appreciation post for some wonderful human beings which I am blessed to have in my life. Let's start from the beginning. On my first day at nursery I met Lauren. Since then we have grown-up together sharing all our obsessions …

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Our Muggle.

My family is unique. It is unique due to the fact my Dad, my younger brother and I all have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. This leaves just my Mum as the only neurotpical. Instead of using the term ' neurotypical' we prefer to refer to Mum as our Muggle. My Mum is the …

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CBC Radio interview

Earlier this week CBC radio in Canada asked if I would share my thoughts on Morrisons' quiet hour for a segment on their show. If you would like to give the interview a listen please click here.

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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