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

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

Hidden Disabilities and Invisible Illnesses – My Thoughts and Experiences

When I was a child and a teenager, I did not like being called, “disabled.” The reason for that is because I am able-bodied and I don't use any aids such as wheelchairs or Zimmer frames that people most commonly associate with physical disabilities. When I was at my first college (I went to three … Continue reading Hidden Disabilities and Invisible Illnesses – My Thoughts and Experiences

Book Review of Autism, Anxiety and Me: A Diary in Even Numbers by Emma Louise Bridge (Warning: Contains potential spoilers)

Autism, Anxiety and Me: A Diary in Even Numbers is a diary-style book that was written by Emma Louise Bridge, a young woman on the autistic spectrum. As the title suggests each diary entry is listed as an even number in accordance with her preference and in each entry Emma documents how she finds living … Continue reading Book Review of Autism, Anxiety and Me: A Diary in Even Numbers by Emma Louise Bridge (Warning: Contains potential spoilers)

Christmas – Maybe Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Especially for Those on the Spectrum

Warning: Parts of this post may trigger anxiety and distress. Although most people perceive Christmas as, “the most wonderful time of the year,” it's a completely different story to those on the autistic spectrum. While I enjoy certain aspects of the festive season such as giving and receiving gifts, my mum's home cooked Christmas dinner … Continue reading Christmas – Maybe Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Especially for Those on the Spectrum