Autism – Adult Services

Autism is a lifelong disability; Autistic children grow into Autistic adults. Autism is a spectrum condition, meaning that every Autistic person, and their needs, are different. A handful of Autistic people may have a coinciding learning disability and require 24-hour care. Some Autistic people may need a few hours of guidance at home each week …

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The National Autistic Society’s open letter to Supermarket CEOs

During the Coronavirus pandemic you may have noticed some big changes in the way in which supermarkets are operating. A supermarket can be a stressful place for somebody on the spectrum when they are operating normally. See my previous blog post about this subject by clicking here. Imagine building yourself up to go and complete …

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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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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 People who assume they know how Autism presents itself due to lack of knowledge or out-of-date information.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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