Autism and Borderline/ Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

Evidence indicates that 4% of autistic people also have bpd and 3% of those with borderline personality disorder also meet the autism criteria. (1) Many late diagnosed autistic people are often first misdiagnosed with EUPD before discovering that they are actually autistic. Many are also diagnosed with EUPD after receiving their autism diagnosis due toContinue reading “Autism and Borderline/ Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder”

My Experiences At School: An Insight Into Ableism

TW: Suicidal thoughts & self harm mentions *Note: My school has been named X for privacy reasons* My time at school was not the happiest – trying to navigate a world not designed for you with no support/accommodations is not easy. Now that I have left, I feel it is my responsibility to share myContinue reading “My Experiences At School: An Insight Into Ableism”

The Love Languages of Autistics

One of the biggest misconceptions about autism is that we are emotionless and are incapable of forming both romantic and platonic relationships. But this is not true. Autistic people just show our love & affection differently. How We Show Our Love: Unmasking Autistic people often hide our traits & try to appear more ‘neurotypical’ soContinue reading “The Love Languages of Autistics”

This Autism Acceptance Month Don’t ‘Light It Up Blue’, Go #RedInstead

It’s nearly April which means it’s nearly time for the month where everyone changes their profile pictures blue & supposedly supports autistic people. On behalf of the autistic community, if you would like to show solidarity or support to us, please do not ‘Light It Up Blue’, go #RedInstead this year. Autism Speaks ‘Light ItContinue reading “This Autism Acceptance Month Don’t ‘Light It Up Blue’, Go #RedInstead”

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”