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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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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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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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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All hail, Anne Hegerty

I have watched I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here every year since I was young. I find the trials fascinating and I suppose in a way, seeing how humans interact with one another equally interesting. I have felt particularly captured by this years series thanks to Anne Hegerty. Anne has voiced her diagnosis …

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Life update

I haven't posted in SO long. I have taken on a lot the past few weeks and for my own well-being my blog sadly had to take a back seat. I began a college course, embarked on a new career, started tap dancing lessons, turned 22 years old and have been training to run a …

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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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