Things that I thought were social anxiety but turned out to be autism

I‘d plan out social situations in advance, so I didn’t mess them up. /1  I pretended to be somebody else whenever I was around other people for my safety /2  Not knowing when to join conversations and by the time you’re about to contribute, the conversation has moved on. /3  Laughing along to fit in socially without actuallyContinue reading “Things that I thought were social anxiety but turned out to be autism”

So What Can Autism Look Like In Young Girls?

I talk a lot about how autism presents differently in women and girls. I’ve just been looking through old home videos from my family and to me, it’s obvious looking back! (even though I was undiagnosed). So I thought I’d share some clips, so more people understand how autism can present. Also, it’s not onlyContinue reading “So What Can Autism Look Like In Young Girls?”

Going Through School as an Undiagnosed Autistic: Twitter thread

For the original twitter thread see here: https://twitter.com/Saraheboon/status/1249393998579597312 Too often, autistic girls go through school undiagnosed or unrecognised as being autistic. As a late-diagnosed autistic woman, I thought I would share a thread on my experiences of going through the education system. (Pls share with those who work in education/anyone interested) I was seen asContinue reading “Going Through School as an Undiagnosed Autistic: Twitter thread”