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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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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