Autism is something that people have been becoming increasingly aware of over the past 20 years, yet people with the condition are still suffering needlessly due to ridiculous red tape and restrictions. The government outlined plans to create a dedicated ‘autism service’ across the whole of the UK, but for most of us, this does… Continue reading We don’t “fit” anywhere. What’s the solution?
Today is world autism awareness day and I have spent all day staring at this screen wondering what to write. Should I write something positive? Negative? Weighed up neatly like a set of weighing scales? It is hard to know. I have noticed a trend in blogs and articles today though. The majority are either… Continue reading World autism awareness day: Mandatory post
I moved out Well, sort of. I still rent the flat, but I have moved back into my old supported living home until I find somewhere new and permanent (I hope) to live. Since moving out my mood has got better again, I have managed to reduce my Clonazepam and I am sleeping through every… Continue reading Where do I even start? An Update…
Since I wrote my last blog post, a whole lot has happened. The owner of the flats in Milton Keynes has decided to make it a supported living scheme rather than residential. The day I found out I literally cheered and burst into happy tears. Surely now I will be able to go… …wrong… Apparently… Continue reading Moving “backwards” to go forwards
What do I want? What I want is a 16 bedroom mansion in Surrey with a jacuzzi, steam room, a room full of games consoles, a chauffeur called Parker and outdoor stables containing 20+ polo ponies… I am of course joking. However, the way “professionals” look at me when I say what I… Continue reading There’s no place like home… unless you are autistic, part 2
What do you want? This is a question that I get asked a lot when it comes to where I want to live. I was put into care when I was 21 years old after our local authority refused to offer any help, support or respite care for my Mum who was dealing with my… Continue reading There’s no place like home… unless you are autistic, part 1
Everyone who knows me well knows that I am autistic, however as autism is a hidden disability, when I am out dealing with the public things can be really tough. Quite often I get tutted at by cashiers as I fumble about trying to find my wallet, notice the eye rolling as I take longer… Continue reading How my autism awareness badge changes how people react to me