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 is… Continue reading I’m autistic! Let’s talk special interests.
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 unable… Continue reading Autism spectrum – First solo travel experience & tips!
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 my… Continue reading Autism – Late diagnosis, the process and my reaction
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 as… Continue reading University – Student life on the spectrum
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, my… Continue reading Autism and me – Autism Awareness Month
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 enlisted… Continue reading Autism and me: Suffering or growing?
20/05/2018 marks two years exactly since I received my Autism diagnosis. Autism is a vast spectrum filled with wonderful, bright and intelligent people with big hearts and kind souls. Each with our own unique personalities. A spectrum I am proud to be part of. I remain both overwhelmed and proud of everything I have achieved… Continue reading Autism – Discovering the real me two years on