Autistic Burnout vs Depression

Autistic burnout is the intense physical, mental or emotional exhaustion, often accompanied by a loss of skills, that many autistic people experience. For many of us, burnout mainly results from being in an environment that doesn’t need our needs, such as a world that is designed for neurotypical people. The stresses of life outpace ourContinue reading “Autistic Burnout vs Depression”

University As An Autistic Person

Starting university can be both an exciting but daunting experience. Despite what the media says, autistic people are capable of studying for a degree, we may just need to do some more planning and get some extra support.  As as autistic person who has just been through this transition process, here are some things IContinue reading “University As An Autistic Person”

Adjustments In School For Autistic Students

The Equality Act means that schools have a duty to make adjustments for those who are at a disadvantage due to a disability or mental health condition. BUT it should not be based on your academic achievements, for example being a straight A* student does not mean one doesn’t struggle at school.  Throughout my time inContinue reading “Adjustments In School For Autistic Students”

A Guide To Actually Autistic Terminology

Throughout the autistic community you may hear numerous complex terms that are quite autism specific, these can be quite confusing so I have written this to act as almost a dictionary type page. Neurotype The way someone’s brain is wired, often analogous to a person’s diagnosis or lack thereof. For example, “autistic” is a neurotype,Continue reading “A Guide To Actually Autistic Terminology”

All About Neurotypicalism: A New Pathologised Condition

DISCLAIMER: This is a lighthearted post created to highlight the pathologised and harmful ways in which autistic people are described by society, including doctors & professionals.  What is Neurotypicalism? Neurotypicalism is a severe life long neurodevelopmental disorder which more than 90% of the world suffer with. Neurotypicalism is also referred to as being “normal functioning”Continue reading “All About Neurotypicalism: A New Pathologised Condition”

How To Tell Your Parents’ You Think You May Be Autistic

Growing up as an autistic in a world not designed for you is hard, but it is even harder managing this alone. Telling your parents that you think you are autistic is the first step to self acceptance but it can feel like a large hurdle. Maybe you’re worried your parents won’t get it orContinue reading “How To Tell Your Parents’ You Think You May Be Autistic”

30 things autistic people would like their teachers to know

My diagnosis 1. Don’t assume I’m like every other autistic child. We have individual profiles and no two autistic people are the same 2. Don’t dismiss my diagnosis or tell me that I don’t look autistic – there is actually no ‘look’ Pastoral Support 3. Check that I’m ok in private – I’m unlikely toContinue reading “30 things autistic people would like their teachers to know”

18 Things I Have Learnt After Being Autistic For 18 Years

I am officially 18 years old & an adult…very scary! To celebrate this milestone I decided to reflect on the past 18 years as an autistic (although I have been autistic my whole life I was only diagnosed November 2020). This was quite emotional to write – like many other autistics I have been bullied,Continue reading “18 Things I Have Learnt After Being Autistic For 18 Years”

Autism & Self Care

What is it? Self-care describes a conscious act one takes in order to promote their own physical, mental, and emotional health. There are so many different types and ways one can do this but I like to break it down into 3 key areas: 1. Physical: Are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating aContinue reading “Autism & Self Care”