I’m autistic! Let’s talk special interests.

But we ALL have interests. What makes yours so special? Oh, well… Perhaps it’s the glimmer in my eyes when my interests spring to mind. The ability to discuss my passion for hours upon hours with no boredom— Only gratitude. The joy gained from sharing my source of happiness with others. My special interest isContinue reading “I’m autistic! Let’s talk special interests.”

Supporting a friend on the Autistic Spectrum – Advice from an Aspie!

I Throughout life, I’ve found it difficult to maintain a constant friendship group. I encountered the transition between different learning establishments (Primary-Secondary School, College to University) and have faced my *unfortunate* share of bullying along the way. I wasn’t able to confide in my friends about who I really was. Ie: That I was Autistic,Continue reading “Supporting a friend on the Autistic Spectrum – Advice from an Aspie!”

Life on the spectrum – From a personal perspective

I’m proud to be on the spectrum. What is Autism? Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates and relates to other people. And how they experience the world around them. – National Autistic Society (NAS). Admittedly, life as an aspie isn’t always the easiest and at times I become frustratedContinue reading “Life on the spectrum – From a personal perspective”

Autism spectrum – First solo travel experience & tips!

On the 18th July 2019, I travelled abroad alone for the first time to partake in more overseas work experience at an Animal Sanctuary in Murcia, Spain. And I plan to return home on Thursday 25th July. Being Autistic, this can be challenging – Dissimilar surroundings, new people, loudness. Nightmare. I used to be unableContinue reading “Autism spectrum – First solo travel experience & tips!”

Autism – Late diagnosis, the process and my reaction

I was diagnosed with high-functioning Autism in 2016, aged 19. Originally referred to as Aspergers Syndrome. Laura… I think you might be Autistic. I had no knowledge surrounding Autism. I believed my Therapist had confused me with another patient.  I succeeded through two nurseries, two mainstream schools (Primary and Secondary), and had recently finished myContinue reading “Autism – Late diagnosis, the process and my reaction”

University – Student life on the spectrum

I very recently finished my second university year, yay! As an Autistic Student, I feel that my experiences and abilities to handle given situations naturally vary from those of “neurotypicals”, and whilst that’s okay, it’s a matter I’ve been aiming to shed a little light on. I am diagnosed with high-functioning Autism (previously described asContinue reading “University – Student life on the spectrum”

Autism and me – An insight into my characteristics

To my knowledge, everybody on the Autistic spectrum struggles with different aspects. Whether that’s beginning a conversation, using public transport alone or becoming comfortable with wearing only a specific brand/item of clothing. For example, I’m obsessed with (vegan) Doc Martens and no longer feel comfortable wearing other footwear types. My friends Etta and Ava (alsoContinue reading “Autism and me – An insight into my characteristics”

Autism and me – Autism Awareness Month

It’s Autism Awareness Month throughout the whole duration of April and the second one I’ve proudly celebrated. (Yay!) I’ll regularly be updating my blog throughout the duration of April to share more in relation to Autism Awareness. I first began blogging about my Autism in 2017, a year after receiving my diagnosis. Just yesterday, myContinue reading “Autism and me – Autism Awareness Month”

Autism and me: Suffering or growing?

It’s vastly approaching the 3-year bracket in which I received my Autism diagnosis back in 2016. Time has truly flown by! I often hear the term “suffering from Autism” which I felt encouraged to shed some light on, as somebody on the complex Autistic spectrum. I understand that the spectrum is large and people enlistedContinue reading “Autism and me: Suffering or growing?”

Autism and me – an acceptance journey

That’s the thing. I never anticipated being a 19-year-old sitting face to face with my Therapist discussing the possibilities of an Autism diagnosis. It seems, my wonderful Therapist had picked up on possible Autistic traits in me during our sessions together (for my Anorexia Nervosa) which had mutually been a struggle for a while. MyContinue reading “Autism and me – an acceptance journey”