What I Thought Autism Was (And It’s Part of The Reason I Went Into Denial.)

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.)

If My Autism Was All Cons and No Pros I Still Wouldn’t Want a Cure

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

Autistic Special Interests And Why I Won’t Shut Up About Organs

Oh hello, would you like to have a three to four hour conversation about organs? Did you know that Laurens Hammond wasn’t even a musician and wasn’t in favour of combining the organ he invented with the iconic Leslie Speaker? What’s that, you’re busy? Oh that’s fine, we will continue this four hour discussion tomorrow, … Continue reading Autistic Special Interests And Why I Won’t Shut Up About Organs

Autism Expertise Disorder, A Terrible Affliction That is Stalking Our Lands

Hello, today I think it is about time I talked about a terrible condition that is affecting a large percentage of the population. This condition is called Autism Expertise Disorder. I can’t abbreviate it to A.E.D because that is already automated external defibrillator, so, let me just check, could I use the P in expertise, … Continue reading Autism Expertise Disorder, A Terrible Affliction That is Stalking Our Lands

Ripping Up My School Jumper, And What The Devil Has This Got to Do With Covid?

Content Warning: Covid-19, Health Anxiety, Reliving Bad Memories I remember the last day of Secondary School when I was required to wear a uniform (the remaining day being a no uniform day). As I was walking home from my last day of having to wear it, I took off my school tie and threw it … Continue reading Ripping Up My School Jumper, And What The Devil Has This Got to Do With Covid?