For episode one of our podcast we focus on the question that many non-autistics want to know – what is it like being autistic? We wanted to introduce our non-autistic listeners to general themes and experiences, and provide content that will also be relatable to our autistic listeners. So here is a summary of what… Continue reading Autism by Autistics: Episode 1 – What is it Like Being Autistic?
Myself and Sophie Williams (friends and colleague as well as fellow female autistic academic at the University of Liverpool) have set up a podcast, called Autism by Autistics, in order to cover all things autism in an accessible format. We wanted a space for fun and informative conversations where neurotypical people could come to learn… Continue reading New Podcast – Autism by Autistics
I’d be lying to myself if I said I always feel glad to be different, usually after a meltdown alls I can think is how much trouble the condition causes me; whether it’s miscommunication with someone or sensory overload the truth is that it isn’t always ‘easy’. There is no doubt that autism has been… Continue reading Why I’m Happy to be Autistic
As a researcher who currently primarily uses qualitative research methods (e.g. interviews), and as an autistic person having used my personal experience to influence my research interests; I very much believe that the best way for people to learn about a condition like autism, is by listening to people’s personal experiences and perspectives. One thing… Continue reading Lived Experience Talks at Liverpool
Last week, after attempting to deal with too many new changes and having a couple of upsetting incidents occur, I found myself having a meltdown (a relatively common occurrence for me). Typically I come out of meltdowns quite quickly (less than an hour) once I’ve had time to calm down and collect my thoughts. But… Continue reading Meltdown and Burnout Recovery
As an autistic female, this is the thing I dread hearing most after disclosing to somebody that I’m autistic. Shockingly, I’ve actually heard this comment from medical professionals (though thankfully only from specialists who aren’t linked to the area). There are four main reasons why hearing this or anything similar bothers me and plays… Continue reading Why you should never tell somebody they are only ‘a little bit autistic’