Part 2 of my "What Is Autism?" Series Content Warning: Descriptions of the unfortunate opinions I used to have on autistic people while I was in denial about my autism status. I'm not proud of these opinions now but nevertheless this is what I thought at the time. I got my autism diagnoses in 2010, … Continue reading What I Thought Autism Was (And It’s Part of The Reason I Went Into Denial.)
Come along to my happy place and enjoy the journey. Smell the flowers, meet the animals, see everything there is to see and just experience the quietness and beauty of the area. Come along on the Fuschia Walk.
Introduction So this is the first post in a series of posts I am writing, called “What is Autism?”. It could be four posts, ten posts, or I may contribute to this series for years to come, it’s not clear at this point. I’m hoping to do at minimum one of these posts a month, … Continue reading What Is Autism?
I need everything to be the same but also nice things that happen unexpectedly give me great joy. After 36 years I still haven’t figured that one out. So when I’m in West Cork what I like to do is take my saz to Woodpoint and play, the audience mainly being the birds, but sometimes … Continue reading An Unexpected Musical Moment At Woodpoint
On today’s visit to the Coolim Cliffs the weather was absolutely scorching, and the sea was an amazing blue. So the weather was scorching today, and I thought the Coolim cliffs would be a good refuge, after all, they’re called the Coolim Cliffs, not the Hotim Cliffs. I never feel guilty about this kind of … Continue reading The Coolim Cliffs, One Of My Favourite Places Ever
I hate waking up early, getting out of a warm, comfortable bed to walk in the cold should be considered a form of madness! Madness, I tell you! But it can be worth it to see spectacular sunrises over the ocean in Woodpoint.
So anyone who's been reading my blog for a while will probably notice that it looks a lot more organized and professional, like it's gotten a serious upgrade. Because I'm new to blogs, I asked my cousin and friend Oisín O' Mahony to help me with the buisiness of making the blog better to look … Continue reading So Why Does My Blog Look Better All Of A Sudden?
Labeling people and putting them into boxes presents misconceptions and stereotypes. This article was originally uploaded to Facebook, and in it I discuss the labels of "high-functioning" and "low-functioning" autism, and the challenges they present.
So this is a follow up blogpost to my previous post “What If An Autistic Person Wants A Cure." https://autismneurodiversity.wordpress.com/2022/07/30/what-if-an-autistic-person-wants-a-cure/ In it I talked about how for some autistic people, they may feel that their autism causes only disadvantages, and no advantages, so they may wish that there was a way for them to not … Continue reading If My Autism Was All Cons and No Pros I Still Wouldn’t Want a Cure
Content Warning: Ableism, Abortion, Eugenics, Bigotry, Bigotry Against Autistic People. This is probably the heaviest post I ever wrote in terms of subject matter, so if that's not for you it might be an idea to give this one a miss. I’ve talked before about how when most autistic people are asked, most do not … Continue reading What If An Autistic Person Wants A Cure?