So often I, as an autistic person, am told I must not let my autism define me. I am told I can’t call myself autistic, but rather a person with autism, as otherwise my autism is the only thing about me. I am told I must remember I am more than my autism, and that … More Being autistic defines me and that is ok
I’ve written a blog on here about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) but I wanted to write a post about something linked to SPD but which causes a worsening of symptoms and pain, that is sensory overload. So to me the world is louder, brighter, smellier than it is for most people. I can’t eat certain … More Sensory overload
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Alexithymia might be something you’ve not heard of. I hadn’t until a few months ago when I watched this video and realised I have alexithymia. (For reference I think the ‘ask an autistic’ videos are great, I have learnt so much about myself from them) It isn’t a condition in its own right, but is … More Alexithymia
I have lots of routines, or things I need to do the same each time. You may think a routine means that each day is the same, that I get up at the same time, then have a set routine of everything. No routines can be other things. This is only a short blog and … More Routines and why I need them.
I have seen blog posts where people write a letter to their disability, well I liked the idea, but couldn’t choose which one, so thought as they all originate in my brain that I would address this letter to my brain. Dear brain, I feel both love and hate for you, although far … More A letter to my brain
When I moved to Manchester 6.5 years ago a list of my official medical diagnosis would have told you nothing about me, as it would have said moderate asthma. My medical records would have shown referrals and appointments with speech therapists, visits to feet specialists as my feet pointed inwards when I walked, it would … More Why I am pressing for an ASD diagnosis