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ARCHIVED – Sexism in female autism research?


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology. When I started on my PhD voyage over 18 months ago I had to make a number of choices to refine my research topic. I have 3-5 […]

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ARCHIVED – My Age of Autism Anxiety


“What is anxiety?” was one of the top Google searches of 2014. Anxiety affects almost everyone at some time in their lives, from pre exam jitters to full blown can’t leave the house agoraphobia and panic attacks. We can all relate to some extent to the physical pit of your stomach nerves that run like […]

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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ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.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ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.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 – 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ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.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 – 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ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.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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ARCHIVED – The Misdiagnosis of Women on the Autism Spectrum: A Shared Story


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 a survey conducted by the National Autistic Society only 1/5 of autistic women were diagnosed by the time they were 11. Over half of boys […]

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ARCHIVED – Why Aspergers is not a Scapegoat for the Connecticut Tragedy


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 troubled 20-year-old loner with a history of autistic behaviour is the monster behind a horrific shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 people, […]

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ARCHIVED – Therapy for 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. For the past 7 years I have been overly indulged in therapy, so much so that at one point it felt like a full time job. When […]

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