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!”

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 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 – 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”

Autistic pride day!

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!”

Autism – Discovering the real me two years on

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 achievedContinue reading “Autism – Discovering the real me two years on”