Hello folks. Originally this post was about a different topic and was supposed to be uploaded next week. However, something came to light and I decided it was too important to wait. There is no point me beating around the hedge, so please look at the following pictures: These photos are taken of some of… Continue reading I am a Complete Person
Hello folks. I thought for today’s post we would take a look at some examples of how to treat autistic people when you yourself are a non-autistic person. These are all taken from my past experiences in the world, and they really represent a broad range of reactions. In the cases of poor handling of… Continue reading The Benefits of Being Burritoed
Hello Folks! There has been an odd trend lately where predominantly middle-aged women are spouting nonsense about conditions like ASD, ADD, ADHD etc… to be a modern problem. While it is obvious to most people who don’t have to worry about their brain cell getting lonely that this is clearly rubbish, I thought it would… Continue reading Please Don’t Throw Your Kids Onto A Fire
Hello folks! Today’s post is a nice mix of amusing stories and important safety concerns. The theme is how communication impairments and perhaps a general lack of ‘theory of mind’ skill can provide interesting scenarios, as well as actual danger. To start, I want to tell you a story: Allow me to set the scene:… Continue reading The Time I Almost Joined a Cult
Hello folks! I’ve had some really interesting feedback from people who don’t have autism about the blog; in particular the post, ‘Sensory Overload: The Experience’, where they have expressed that they found it very useful as a way of understanding what it feels like to experience sensory overload. Therefore, I thought I would write a… Continue reading How to Experience a Meltdown from the Comfort of Your Own Home!
Hello folks. Today I thought we’d talk about something slightly controversial. Should we cure autism? Well, some people would say a resounding yes and some would say a horrified no. The main argument comes down to whether autism is “bad” and is something that should be changed to improve the life of those with ASD.… Continue reading Should We Cure Autism? Correct Answer: No
Hello folks! In this post I want to address the 3 most common misconceptions/stereotypes that I have heard over my years of existing. They are: autistic people lack empathy; autism only occurs in children and vaccines cause autism. The tl;dr would be: these are all not true, but I urge you to read on, if… Continue reading Stereotypes, Extinctions and How to Annoy Anti-Vaxxers
Hello folks. I thought today I would tell you the story about how my best friend and I came to be the dynamic duo that we are. I would love to tell you that the tale is full of adventure, mystery and maybe a dragon or two, but alas, that would be a lie. Instead it involves (no… Continue reading The Way to Make a Best Friend is through 400 Games of Go Fish
Hello folks. Today’s post is going to be a more personal insight into autism as I want to talk about how a situation can escalate without others even realizing what it is doing to you. I am sure my other autistic people will recognize this situation as the same or at least similar to one… Continue reading Sensory Overload: The Experience
Hello folks! This post is about a topic that is being hotly debated in the community at the moment and which is dividing opinions of autistic people, families and friends of people with autism as well as professionals in the field. The topic I am referring to is language and labels! You may have noticed… Continue reading Am I a Banoffee Pie Consumer?