Some autistic people have borderline personality disorder (BPD), however, there are some autistic people whose autism is not recognised and doctors think it’s BPD instead. Many autistic people who are not diagnosed as a child can receive the incorrect diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) before finding out what doctors think borderline is actually autism.Continue reading “Why I thought I had borderline before discovering I was autistic and had ADHD.”
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Why I identify with PDA as part of my autism
Now, I’ve talked a lot about how my masking made me become a people pleaser to extremes and how I was the shy, quiet student who always followed the rules at school. The type of child an old school behaviour focused teacher would describe as a ‘Model student.’ So if you’ve been following me onContinue reading “Why I identify with PDA as part of my autism”
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?”
The Neurodivergent Tax; Beyond Just ADHD?
Some of you may be familiar with the concept of the ADHD tax. ADHDers have extra expenses due to their condition. E.g. I’m always buying new umbrellas because I can’t remember where I put it! (this happens to me every winter multiple times). However, I feel that this concept could be extended beyond just ADHD.Continue reading “The Neurodivergent Tax; Beyond Just ADHD?”
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!”
Yes My Autism Does Define Me
This is a post I’ve meant to write for a while, but now seems the right time to share it. You hear a lot of ‘Your disability doesn’t define you’ and ‘You’re more than just your autism.’ An outsider might see that as a compliment, but it doesn’t reflect my lived experience. The thing isContinue reading “Yes My Autism Does Define Me”