April is known as Autism Awareness Month, but for some people, it goes by another name—‘Autism Acceptance Month’. Some people believe April is about much more than making people aware of what autism is. When 95.5% of people in England are already aware of autism, it’s easy to see why acceptance is the next hurdle. […]
I feel like most people have an understanding of what autistic meltdowns are. Autistic shutdown is a relatively new phrase, though, so I feel like a lot less people know what they are. Even people who may be close to an autistic person, or who may be autistic themselves, may not know what it means. […]
Today marks the beginning of Autism Awareness Month, and with it comes campaigns which hide behind autism to portray their own damaging motives. For that reason, I refuse to Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness. You might be confused by that statement, considering that I’m autistic myself, so let me explain.
I’ve begun talking about the books I’ve been reading lately as part of monthly wrap–ups. On both blog posts, I’ve received several comments from others who wish that they could read more. I completely understand the difficulty that comes with introducing reading back into your schedule. Although I don’t make new year’s resolutions, reading more […]
I think almost everyone can agree that they need to be more organised, in at least one aspect of their own life. Especially with the demands of this day and age, where you often have more than one thing going on at any one time, being able to prioritise and feel in control of what […]
I did enjoy writing a similar post last month, so I decided to continue this month in a more generalised fashion, by writing about several things that I did this month instead of just the things I read.
For autistic people, change can be incredibly unnerving and stressful. That isn’t to say that neurotypical people don’t have problems with stress, too, but from what I understand, it’s on a completely different level for autistic people.
Something I’ve learnt more and more about since getting more involved with the autism community is that late diagnosis’ aren’t uncommon. I’m a part of this—diagnosed three days after my seventeenth birthday, much later than the average diagnosis age of 5 in the UK.
A week or so ago, I ended up discussing an old special interest with my dad—history. I’d completely forgotten this was a thing, even though it’s probably the longest standing special interest I’ve had to date, until my dad reminded me how much I used to throw information about complex subjects at people like it […]
After Christmas, there’s a period of a month or so when I become obsessed with reading. There’s no better feeling than looking towards my bookshelf and seeing all the books I got for Christmas, knowing I have a stash of new books to get through. This year, I received nine books for Christmas, which is […]