Autism

Ready? For a marathon?

It’s been a while since my last update. I finished March full of hope and promise. I was on track to increasing my miles in April, during which my longest ever run was planned. All of this was heading towards the virtual Newport marathon, completable any time in May, with Hayley and I planning on Read more

Autism, Bullying and Me

This is a great little book for pre-teens and teens who are affected by bullying. It’s aimed at Autistics, however I think anyone would find it useful, particularly if they have any sort of neurodivergence. It’s refreshing to read a book which doesn’t pretend that you can change anyone other than yourself. While for a Read more

Underdogs: Tooth and Nail

Somehow, Tooth and Nail managed to be even better than the first book in the series, and I’d already given that one five stars. I read the first book in a day and initially thought this would be the same. I was wrong. Not because it didn’t grip me (it did); not because I didn’t Read more

Autistics Against ABA

Today (2nd May 2020), I was asked to write about ABA, providing evidence as to why it should not be promoted. While I’m willing to do this, particularly because I haven’t actually written a post specifically on ABA before (I mean, let’s be honest, I’d be adding to the hundreds already out there), this does Read more

An Autistic’s Experience of Coronavirus Lockdown

Monday 16th March 2020 was the last day of normalcy my family had before Coronavirus permeated our lives. It had been looming on the horizon, a new threat that only some were taking seriously, but up until that Monday evening we were still able to cling onto some cognitive dissonance: yes we knew Coronavirus was Read more