I haven’t gotten to sleep before midnight since my diagnosis. I never used to struggle with sleep; in fact, when I was a child my sleeping skills used to be the butt of family jokes. If anything went wrong, embarrassed me, upset me, overwhelmed me I’d be found in bed, sleeping it off. But since… Read More On Sleep Cycles and Anxiety
My sister is so very neurotypical. I'm not sure we'll ever be close. I used to think we were but since my diagnosis I am beginning to see just how distant we actually are from each other. There is so much to say about that relationship but I can't find the words right now. I… Read More Such devoted sisters…
OK, everyone. For starters, can I just reiterate something which people seem to gloss over: meltdowns happen in autistic adults, not just autistic children.… Read More My Meltdown Mantra
Hi there! I haven’t written in a while. I have had many thoughts of blog posts (and have many drafts hanging around) but I haven’t been able to sit down and write as it has seemed like such a large undertaking. I have been comparing the length of my posts to other (excellent) blogs by… Read More A new blog post
One thought I have been trying desperately to quash of late is the gnawing doubt as to whether I actually fit in even amongst my fellow autistics. I have read all the blogs by other autistic people as to how they found the online autistic community and suddenly felt a sense of belonging: like they… Read More The trials of being nice.
[When I started writing this post just after the offending day I didn’t expect to have *quite* so much to say! I’m going to publish in two parts because I think it splits quite nicely between home and work life in post sizes which are a bit more in-keeping with my style – I don’t… Read More Musings on functioning labels (AKA a day in the life) – Part 1
I realised I can probably come across quite pessimistic on many issues relating to autistic people. I haven’t been around the autistic ‘scene’ long enough to say I am fed up with how we are ignored and marginalised by those claiming to help us but, nevertheless, I am angry about it. I make no apology… Read More Supporting Autistics