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 People who assume they know how Autism presents itself due to lack of knowledge or out-of-date information.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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One piece of advice… always stick to the plan

I've mentioned previously in my blogs about how a change in plans - such as a delayed flight or my 'things', like my wardrobe becoming disorganised - can cause me to have a mini-meltdown. I want to add to that topic and talk about the level of stress change can cause for those on the …

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My diagnosis

I always knew I was different, that there was something which made me not quite the same as others in my age group. My teachers and some family members told me I was just shy - I believed this. When I was 17 I volunteered at a summer camp for young children with disabilities, including …

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You don’t seem Autistic?

When you build up the courage to tell somebody about your diagnosis the most insulting and unfortunately common response seems to be, 'but... you don't seem Autistic?'. I truly believe 90% of the time this will be a response said in good faith, meant to make us feel we appear, 'normal' to the world. In …

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Celebrations

I have never been a fan of celebrations. Whether it be a birthday, an achievement or an annual event such as Christmas it will bring me dread. Most people I know will look forward to their birthday - a day where all attention is on them. I can't think of a moment more anxiety triggering …

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Get Fit, Get Happy

Exercise has become a huge part of my routine these last couple of months. I have discovered that it not only makes me feel physically healthy, it has a positive effect on my mentality too. I quite often have negative thoughts. After a full day at work I can feel exhausted and ill. If I …

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