Autism Awareness

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”

Please don’t touch me

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.

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.

My University Experiences

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”