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I’m Sarah, and I became a neurodiversity advocate in 2019 when I discovered my autism at the age of 24 and my ADHD the year after. I realised that many aren’t aware of their neurodivergent until adulthood (if at all), struggle fitting into a neurotypical world and understanding why. I felt a need to help understanding so that people could discover their own neurodivergence and neurotypical people could learn the best ways to support us. Since then, I have written blog posts, shared my experiences on social media, disused neurodiversity in the media and now work in the field supporting neurodivergent people.

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Recent blog posts!

Autistic Children Socialising in School

Original Thread: A common belief I hear that’s it’s “essential” for autistic students to “socialise” in our schools, otherwise they will never develop the “social skills” they need in the real world. As an autistic adult, I fundamentally disagree with this view.🧵 — Sarah Boon #StopTheShock (@Saraheboon) November 27, 2021 A common belief I hearContinue reading “Autistic Children Socialising in School”

My actually autistic perspective on ‘Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism’

*This blog post is not parent shaming. It’s critiquing the documentary* This Wednesday on BBC one, there was an incredibly high-profile autism documentary in the UK. Naturally, being an autistic person living here, I was curious but extremely cautious about the documentary. I was cynical before watching it, as autism is frequently misrepresented in theContinue reading “My actually autistic perspective on ‘Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism’”