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. […]
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 […]
Although it isn’t something I’m asked about when someone initially finds out I’m autistic, I’ve definitely been asked a few times about how I celebrate big celebratory events like Christmases and birthdays
I think a lot of the assumptions made in regards to autistic people comes with a phrase often used by neurotypical people, which is “suffering from autism”. For me and many others, this simply isn’t the case. I don’t suffer from my autism in the slightest.
One of the first questions I asked myself after I received my autism diagnosis was, “Wait, so I have this thing, but what actually is it?”
This blog post idea came to me after Casualty and Holby City, two of my favourite hospital-based dramas, decided to cast autistic characters in episodes of their shows. I also spoke with a few college friends about my opinion after both these episodes had aired and realized how much my opinion differed from others, so […]