Autism & Writing: Realising Our Writing Potential

Autism & Writing: Realising Our Writing Potential Through Novel Approaches Whether it’s essay’s, creative writing or blogging, people on the autistic spectrum can find writing a real feat. Like a lot of neurodivergent people, autistic people generally have  executive dysfunction. This means the manager in our brains, who is meant to organise, prioritise, make decisions … Continue reading Autism & Writing: Realising Our Writing Potential

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Anorexia & Autism: The Significance of Ending Treatment

Anorexia & Autism: the significance of ending treatment, and the approach used to do so, toward maintaining recovery If struggling with our mental health, it's generally accepted seeking treatment is valuable. Yet, when treatment has us better equipped to respond to our mental health, it is uncommon to deeply consider the value of moving on … Continue reading Anorexia & Autism: The Significance of Ending Treatment

Why Radical Acceptance Needs to be Prioritised in Autism Awareness

April is ‘Autism Awareness’ month, but what exactly are people being made aware of? Whenever you search ‘autism’ online, there is a overwhelming amount of information, so much so it is near impossible to wade through. Some of the most common search results range from parent-to-parent advise, professional recommendations, self advocacy, academic papers, ‘curing’ ideas … Continue reading Why Radical Acceptance Needs to be Prioritised in Autism Awareness

6 Ways for Autistic People to Manage Sudden, Unforeseen Change

'6 Ways for Autistic People to Help Themselves Through Sudden, Unforeseen Change & The Benefits on Self Esteem in Doing So' Unfortunately, for us on the autistic spectrum, perfectly orchestrated plans rarely follow through. Life happens, things change. Being so aware of this flux, a number of Autistic people and, if they are lucky, their … Continue reading 6 Ways for Autistic People to Manage Sudden, Unforeseen Change

Shifting Expectations of Ourselves: The Broader Implications

Having a late diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) can make a person feel alien in two opposing ways. Firstly, you recognise there is a reason underlying the noticeable separation of yourself from most others around you. Yet, secondly, a person can be left feeling detached from the autistic community, a group they have always … Continue reading Shifting Expectations of Ourselves: The Broader Implications

Social Exhaution vs Masking Exhaustion

A lot of us on the autistic spectrum love alone time, after social situations it can feel essential for recuperation. Social exhaustion is a very common phrase used in the autistic community to describe the draining experiencing that often happens in social interactions. However, perhaps this phrase is over generalising; hiding a more complex picture … Continue reading Social Exhaution vs Masking Exhaustion