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ARCHIVED “Stimming, and I hope you like stimming too”: Declare your Stims!


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.  Stimming, or self-stimulatory behaviour as it is more formally known, is as common in the world of autism as wedding dresses installed with fairy lights are on […]

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ARCHIVED How to Drive 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ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.  Today I took my first (of many to come) practical driving tests. I should have known it wasn’t going to go so well when the examiner asked […]

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ARCHIVED Autism Vs The Media: The war is on!


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.  There was a time when I would have been drawn to any news article with the word Autism thrown into it, nowadays I avoid such articles like […]

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ARCHIVED The ‘Creatively Impaired’ Autism Fallacy – How a picture can paint a thousand words for us too!


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.  My childhood artwork was never displayed proudly around the house (queue my mum feeling guilty when she reads this). I never thought anything of it until I […]

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ARCHIVED Plug in Baby – Early vs Late Autism Diagnosis


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.  Yesterday I was drawn to an article in the paper entitled “Plug in Baby”, mainly because of the cute baby wearing a peculiar hat sprawled across the […]

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ARCHIVED The Spectrum: A little high, a little low


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.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 a psychology student studying Autism, the idea of an Autism Spectrum appealed to me. I liked how it could reduce a plethora of ‘impaired’ individuals onto […]

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ARCHIVED Autism Diagnosis II – The Psychology of it all


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 had been looking forward to my Autism Assessment. Mainly because I was being offered three hours to fill in questionnaires, one of my favourite activities; ticking […]

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ARCHIVED An Autism Diagnosis – The bigger picture I’d been searching for


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.  “She seemed fine as a baby; in fact she was really good. She rarely cried, rarely needed me, and would just sit for hours happily playing by […]

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