How I’ve Been Coping with the Lockdown as an Autistic Person

On Monday 23rd March 2020, the U.K. went into a nationwide lockdown in response to the coronavirus outbreak. This meant that non-essential shops, some restaurants, cinemas, theatres, leisure facilities, hairdressers, beauty salons and places of worship were temporarily closed in order to slow down the spread of the virus. People were also advised to stay … Continue reading How I’ve Been Coping with the Lockdown as an Autistic Person

Losing My Grandad During a Global Pandemic (and Reflecting on My Grandma’s Passing 20 Years On)(Updated 4th September 2020)

Grandad and me at his then-local JD Wetherspoon in April 2019 Warning: This is a very emotional blog post, so grab your tissues! My mum and Grandad at Tintern Abbey, Wales, in April 2015 Saturday 27th June 2020 started out just like any other Saturday since the lockdown began. I had a lazy morning, went … Continue reading Losing My Grandad During a Global Pandemic (and Reflecting on My Grandma’s Passing 20 Years On)(Updated 4th September 2020)

How My Social Media Consumption and Usage Have Changed Since Lockdown (Updated 8th August 2020)

It's been 3 months since the U.K. went into lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The way I've been consuming and using social media has changed drastically since then. Here's how: This thread has a notice to show that one of its Tweets includes a word I muted. I have concealed the usernames of … Continue reading How My Social Media Consumption and Usage Have Changed Since Lockdown (Updated 8th August 2020)

6 Top Tips and Strategies to Cope During the COVID-19 Crisis

Warning: A part of this post may trigger anxiety or distress. The global Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic can be a difficult time for everyone whether they are on the autistic spectrum or not, but here are my top tips and coping strategies that help me get through the crisis: Stay at home unless it’s absolutely essential. Since … Continue reading 6 Top Tips and Strategies to Cope During the COVID-19 Crisis