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 […]
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.
According to statistics published by the National Autistic Society, 95% of people have heard of or about autism before. I can say with quite confidently that the amount of people who actually understand this disorder is much lower. That made me want to write this post, […]