Pre order The state of Grace at Amazon (affiliate link). I'd like to introduce you to a girl. We're going to have to pop back in time to the last 70s for this one, but I'm sure we can make it. She's kind of scruffy, not very fashionable. Tends to frown a bit when she's concentrating or confused, and … [Read more...] about The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas – an #ownvoices review
You've probably all seen an asperger's or autistic sensory overload without knowing what you were seeing. It may have looked like a small child having a tantrum, maybe in a shop or play area. It's not a tantrum. It may have been a slightly older child having a strop, all flounce and bounce and anger … [Read more...] about Aspergers and sensory overload – my experience
Thursdays are hard for me at the moment because I finally started attending an autism support group. Not a carers group, a post diagnosis group for myself, to help with aspects of living with aspergers. For me, and indeed many people with ASD diagnosis, autism comes with a high level of … [Read more...] about Autism, anxiety and mindfulness.
This video is just over 30 minutes long. It's worth every single minute if you have any interest in understanding how autism plays out in women. It's very different to how it plays out in boys. Very different. Get a cuppa, we'll meet back in half an hour to discuss. Sadly, the original video … [Read more...] about Tony Attwood on autism in females – my thoughts.
As I've said before, I have an autism diagnosis. Probably Aspergers, although as the diagnostic differential is to do with language development, and we didn't follow up on that, it can't be a definite. So it actually says probably in my diagnosis letter, which amuses me somewhat. I don't think it … [Read more...] about Aspergers and sensory overload – seeing a different world