I’m not “high functioning” and I’m not “low functioning”. I’m autistic, and this is why you need to stop using those terms.
I want to talk about the word “awkward” and why using it for people who show autistic traits is inherently ableist.
Hello everyone! I want to write a quick reminder for everyone that Autism Awareness Day is on 2nd April, Autism Awareness Week runs from 29th March to 4th April, and the whole month of April is Autism Awareness Month! Whether you want to do something for just one day on the 2nd or raise awarenessContinue reading “Autism Awareness”
I am angry, and I will not apologise for what I have said. Sarah Everard should still be alive, and women should not be afraid of walking through the streets alone.
This post examines research into the causes behind autism, and aims to disprove any misinformed opinions regarding autism and vaccines.
Happy International Day of People with Disabilities! This post will talk about another neurological disorder that has been linked to autism and which has made my life extra difficult; face-blindness!
What is astrobiology? How did I get into the field? And how does it relate to being autistic? This post talks about aliens.
I want to talk a little bit about meltdowns. Why do they happen to autistic people? What do they look like? What should you do in that situation? Hopefully this post should clear up any misconceptions around this topic, and help any autistic readers to understand why our brains do this thing.
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.
I’d like to talk a little bit about my experiences in higher education (so far, I still have more to go!). I wasn’t diagnosed with ASD until my final year of university, so it has taken a lot of reflection to recognise how it affected me throughout my degree because I had to learn whatContinue reading “My University Experiences”