WARNING: I Am Autistic

I recently heard that somebody was, and I quote, 'warned about my illness'. This upset me and sent me into a spiral of hating myself and my Autism for a number of days. Is my Autism an illness? In the Oxford English Dictionary the noun 'illness' means, 'A disease or period of sickness affecting the …

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Back to school

Returning to school after the summer holidays was always a tough time for me. In primary school it meant being assigned a new teacher, one which I was unfamiliar with. I distinctly remember the morning I was due to begin Year 5 having a melt-down over the thought of a new teacher. I did not …

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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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