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ARCHIVED – Autism and Mental Health: A National Autism Society Conference


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology. For a couple of years now I have been grappling with the topic of mental illness and autism, both personally and now professionally in my research. So […]

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ARCHIVED – “We’re all going on a (autistic) summer holiday…”


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology. As an adult I have always found the concept of ‘holidaying’ a bit strange, maybe it is because the whole point of a holiday is to get […]

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ARCHIVED – 14 Amazing Women with Autism: Makers’ List


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology. With Autism Awareness Month coming to an end MAKERS, which hosts the largest video collection of women’s stories, has announced a list celebrating 14 amazing women with […]

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ARCHIVED – ‘It’s just emotions’: Experiencing feelings as an Aspertypical


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology. I have learnt to accept that trying to think about your emotions and work out what you are feeling to an autistic person is like trying to […]

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ARCHIVED – ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ on the Stage


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.In 2012 the award winning bestselling novel ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ transformed itself on stage, sweeping up an impressive 7 Olivier Awards in […]

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ARCHIVED – Eating Disorders and Autism


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology. Five times more girls with anorexia scored into the autism range and well over half with ‘broader autism phenotype’, meaning they have some similar traits. This was […]

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ARCHIVED – The Borderline of Asperger’s: The similarities and differences between Borderline Personality Disorder and Autism


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology. Emotionally charged meltdowns, intense relationships, superficial friendships, miscommunications and incorrectly assumed intentions. A lot of autistic people could identify with this list. An equal number of those […]

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ARCHIVED – Autism Art Therapy: no artistic talent necessary


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology. “A picture can paint a thousand words and bla bla bla…”, have you ever actually tried drawing your words or your feelings (what the hell are those?), […]

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ARCHIVED – 4 Not So Typical Neurotypical Brothers – Does autism run in families?


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology. In 2011 The National institute of Mental Health reported a 19% chance of parents with autistic children having subsequent autistic children. Upon reading this statistic I am […]

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ARCHIVED – The Many Guises of a Female With Autism


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology. I have had many personas in my life, fundamentally I have always been the same, but what I choose to show is often selective and carefully thought […]

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