Autism

Lived Experience Talks at Liverpool

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

Autism

Meltdown and Burnout Recovery

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

Autism

Why you should never tell somebody they are only ‘a little bit autistic’

  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’