Informative

To Mask Or Not To Mask

Press play to hear an audio version of the post Hello Folks. I decided that today is a fine day to talk about masking. It's a term I have used reasonably often, but have perhaps given less explanation as to what it is than it warrants. Put simply, masking is the act of changing your… Continue reading To Mask Or Not To Mask

Personal Perspective

Mindfulness Doesn’t Help With Bear Attacks

Press Play to Hear an Audio Version of the Post Hello folks. Let me start off by saying that I know this post will be a little controversial, as I know how strongly some people feel about the topic we are talking about today. The topic? Mindfulness. Before I say anything, I want to acknowledge… Continue reading Mindfulness Doesn’t Help With Bear Attacks

Quizzes

Quiz: Which Autism Conspiracy Are You?

Hello folks, I thought today was a great day for another quiz! First and foremost, I want to point out that this quiz is entirely satirical and everything from here on out should not be taken seriously. That said, I am sure you are all wondering which of the many autism conspiracies you should help… Continue reading Quiz: Which Autism Conspiracy Are You?

Personal Perspective

I Think Hermione Is Autistic

Press Play to Hear an Audio Version of the Post Hello folks! One topic that I have been wondering whether or not to write about is representation in media: autistic representation that is. It is quite a tricky topic due to conflicting ideas about what autism is, and so I have largely ignored it. However,… Continue reading I Think Hermione Is Autistic

Informative

Please Don’t Throw Your Kids Onto A Fire

Press play for an audio version of the post 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… Continue reading Please Don’t Throw Your Kids Onto A Fire

Personal Perspective

The Time I Almost Joined a Cult

Press Play to Hear an Audio Version of the Post 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… Continue reading The Time I Almost Joined a Cult

Overview

How to Experience a Meltdown from the Comfort of Your Own Home!

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!

Personal Perspective

Should We Cure Autism? Correct Answer: No

Press play to listen to an audio recording of the post 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… Continue reading Should We Cure Autism? Correct Answer: No

Personal Perspective

The Way to Make a Best Friend is through 400 Games of Go Fish

Press play to hear an audio version of the post 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,… Continue reading The Way to Make a Best Friend is through 400 Games of Go Fish