Being overwhelmed: Autistic version

My friends often ask why I squeeze my nose with both hands so often, and I in the past I explained it as a nervous tick. I was kind of right, because it’s a stress response associated with autism called “stimming”. This post will explain a little more about what stimming is and why it is important to understand.

Masking in autistic females: why we don’t “look” how you expect

Very early in my journey towards a diagnosis, I read that autism is more commonly diagnosed in males than females. When I looked into this further, it became clear that autism is commonly missed in females due to multiple factors, including a lack of knowledge about how it is presented in females, misdiagnoses and masking.Continue reading “Masking in autistic females: why we don’t “look” how you expect”

What is Autism?

This post will attempt to summarise some of the most important and widely accepted aspects of autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This is a post that I have always intended to do very soon after starting this blog, as I believe it will form a good foundation to build upon for further discussions aboutContinue reading “What is Autism?”