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 People who assume they know how Autism presents itself due to lack of knowledge or out-of-date information.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

I have just finished watching the second series of A Typical, a Netflix show based around a young boy, Sam, who is on the Autistic Spectrum. I adore the show and it is a portrayal of Autism which I relate to, not just through Sam, but through his sister Casey too - it reminds me …

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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.