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
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
Today I want to write about a product (or indeed company and a number of products from that company) that I use most days and on days I am out I use constantly. I am talking about the brilliant Stickman Communications Stickman Communications are a range of products that can be used to explain, express or … More Stickman Communications
I have many different products which help me cope each day with my various disabilities. Some of which are designed for that purpose, some which I use differently to the more commercial purpose they are sold for. Some things I use daily, or at all times, some less regularly and a few in certain circumstances. … More The Squease
Sarcasm: ‘The use of irony to mock or convey contempt’ Joke: ‘A thing that someone says to cause amusement or laughter, especially a story with a punchline’ Metaphor: ‘a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.’ Figure of speech: … More No, I really don’t get it!
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) (AKA Central Auditory Processing Disorder) can be a disorder in its own right, or it can be as a symptom or part of another condition. Not every autistic person has APD, but it is quite common amongst autistic people. So what is APD. Well it is a difficulty processing sounds in … More Auditory Processing Disorder
‘Self-stimulatory behaviour, known as stimming’ Stimming is something done to calm, stimulate and express one’s emotions. It is most prevalent in autistic people, but also people with ADHD, SPD, anxiety and various other disabilities may stim. Although on a minor level everyone regardless of disability stims. Ever clicked your pen in a meeting or lesson? … More Stimming