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

My Thoughts on the ‘It’s Everyone’s Journey’ Campaign

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89VfpbehUSc I was browsing my Twitter early this morning and I stumbled upon a short animation where a seemingly able-bodied woman is shown leaving a disabled toilet and two emus huff and puff and turn their heads in disgust (this version I found on YouTube has audio description). The animation was made by a governmental … Continue reading My Thoughts on the ‘It’s Everyone’s Journey’ Campaign

What I Really Thought of Working for My Agency on a Part-Time Paid Scheme

Regular readers of my blog will know that I volunteer for a neurodivergent recruitment agency called Exceptional Individuals. While I started volunteering for them in January 2019, I worked for them on a part-time paid scheme for three days a week called ACE (Ace, Capable and Employed) from Groundwork London from June - November 2019. … Continue reading What I Really Thought of Working for My Agency on a Part-Time Paid Scheme

8 Lessons I’ve Learnt Since Working for a Neurodivergent Recruitment Agency

If you read my blog regularly, then you'll know that in January 2019, I started volunteering for a neurodivergent recruitment agency called Exceptional Individuals. This became a part time paid role for a probationary period for six months in June 2019 and it's my first part time paid job in three years (I worked as … Continue reading 8 Lessons I’ve Learnt Since Working for a Neurodivergent Recruitment Agency