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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

The Fallacy of Functioning Labels

Note this was originally written for NCMH and can be found here. I feel it’s appropriate that I’ve sat down to write this piece in April, at the start of World Autism Awareness Month. During the build-up, parents and autism professionals alike have (as they do any other day) already used functioning labels as a Read more

World Autism Awareness Day 2018

  2020 Edit – I was thinking about removing this post from the site, but I’ve decided against it. I think it’s important to show a learning curve, and prove that autistic advocates can change their mind over time as they learn more. I am now completely against autistic orgs and charities using the puzzle Read more