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!
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
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 (also… Continue reading Autism and me – An insight into my characteristics
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. My… Continue reading Autism and me – an acceptance journey
18/06/2018 represents Autistic Pride Day. But what exactly is the day all about? Autistic pride day is the celebration of the neurodiversity of people on the autism spectrum. It celebrates what people with autism bring to the community and recognises their potential. Pride being a huge component in the way I feel about my diagnosis.… Continue reading Autistic pride day!
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