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”