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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 – ‘Don’t believe everything you think’: Accepting different realities


ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology. The hardest part of watching my Nanna fall deeper and deeper into a Parkinson’s Dementia is not the hallucinations she has or the alternative reality she has […]

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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ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.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ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.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ARCHIVED: Please note, whilst every effort has been made to update blog posts, this blog post has been archived and may present outdated and incorrect information and terminology.In 2012 the award winning bestselling novel ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ transformed itself on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 – 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 – 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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