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

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

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

My Thoughts On The National Autistic Society’s ‘Diverted’ Film and How I Find Using Public Transport

. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDXNmRo4CX0 Warning: Parts of this post may trigger anxiety or distress. Reader discretion is advised On 26th March 2018, The National Autistic Society launched their latest short film entitled 'Diverted.' It was released as part of their 'Too Much Information' campaign that was launched in 2016. 'Diverted' depicts a woman who is gazing in … Continue reading My Thoughts On The National Autistic Society’s ‘Diverted’ Film and How I Find Using Public Transport