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”

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”

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”

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 & Perfectionism

Perfectionism is defined as the need to be or appear perfect, or even to believe that perfection is possible. Although it is often seen as a positive trait that increases your chances of success, it can lead to self-defeating thoughts or behaviours that make it harder to achieve goals. It may also cause stress, anxiety,Continue reading “Autism & Perfectionism”