Hello and thank you for checking out my blog, Autistically Sarah. I was diagnosed as autistic at 24 and then ADHD a year later!. A lot of people were confused by this piece of news as I was teaching at the time. I quickly learnt this was because most people had heard of autism and ADHD, but have little understanding of what this means. I am using my site as a place where I share my experiences of being autistic, an ADHDer and my experiences in education. Both before my diagnoses and after, to show that neurodivergent people don’t just fit into a few and misinformed stereotypes. I am also dyslexic too but that was recognised when I was a lot younger. Basically, I am not very neurotypical and I use this as a space to write about my neurodivergence.
As well as being neurodivergent, I also work to support other neurodivergent people and advise on autism research projects. My qualifications, professional membership and work include:
Qualifications and Professional Membership
- MSc Psychology of Education – University of Bristol
- Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society
- Autism Advisor and Lead Project Worker at the National Autistic Society.
- Autistic Peer Support Group Facilitator at Hearts and Minds.
- Specialist Mentor for neurodivergent university students.
- Lived experience adviser for autism research projects at the University of Bristol and the University of Southampton.
- Previously taught English as a Second Language and worked as a TA in an additional and learning needs school.
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