Why I use Grandomastery to help my ESL students

As part of my work, I frequently create resources and plan lessons for ESL students. Sometimes I need to find some inspiration about how I can make my classes valuable and unique, rather than something generic that students can learn from a quick google search. Thankfully, I was delighted to discover Grandomastery, which is nowContinue reading “Why I use Grandomastery to help my ESL students”

Why I believe autism acceptance and understanding is better for our mental health than awareness

Hello everyone! Happy autism Acceptance day! I have written a blog post for Hearts and Minds (A mental Health organisation I work for) about why Why I believe autism acceptance and understanding is better for our mental health than awareness. You can check it out below! if you enjoyed this thread and would like toContinue reading “Why I believe autism acceptance and understanding is better for our mental health than awareness”

Quiet hyperactive ADHD, seven ways I experience it.

When I received my ADHD diagnosis, I wasn’t surprised as I had related to other people’s lived experiences a lot. However, I was convinced that my ADHD was only inattentive. Still, it turned out I have combined ADHD (both inattentiveness and hyperactive). that surprised me as I was never the child bouncing around the classroomContinue reading “Quiet hyperactive ADHD, seven ways I experience it.”

Grief Post Diagnosis: How Do #ActuallyAutistic People Feel About This?

For me, receiving my autism diagnosis at age 24 was a euphoric sense of relief. I was happy and finally on the path to discovering my authentic self. I thought that my diagnosis would only be a positive thing. Although this is true for me most of the time, but I can’t help thinking whatContinue reading “Grief Post Diagnosis: How Do #ActuallyAutistic People Feel About This?”

Is Yale University Justifying Child Abuse?

Recently a study was published where three researchers (Dr Suzanne Macar, Dr Angelina Vernetti and Dr Katarzyna Chawarska) at Yale did an experiment where they aimed to scare both autistic and neurotypical children, trying to establish a link between distress and autism in early childhood, while suggesting it may impact ‘emerging affective and behavioural symptoms.’ Continue reading “Is Yale University Justifying Child Abuse?”

Sia, Life Updates and Christmas Shopping!

Hey, everyone, the last few days has been a bit crazy (both on and off Twitter), so I thought for today’s blog I’d do a little life update with what’s been going on.  Sia  I don’t think I need to repeat how many autistic people feel about Sia’s new film ‘Music’. I was disappointed thatContinue reading “Sia, Life Updates and Christmas Shopping!”