An Adventure in Iceland

  Travelling as an autistic person comes with its own set of challenges. Not only is there the usual set of vacation worries everyone gets, but there is an added stress and anxiety about leaving your usual routine and opening...

Making PhDs Accessible for Autistic Students

Increasingly more students from a greater variety of backgrounds are embarking on doctoral studies. It is apparent that the system in place currently for these students is not appropriate for their needs, particularly students with disabilities who are at a...

The Workload Algorithm

It has been over three months since my last blog post. Three months which I can’t say have been the best; however, as I sit here nursing inflamed organs awaiting test results, I have been forced to reflect on my...

5 Secrets for Surviving Christmas with Autism

As Christmas looms ever closer many of you may be feeling the pressure of Santa’s foot upon you. Whether you have autism yourself and find the season of goodwill an ever burdening stressor, or whether you are dealing with a...

Guest Blog: Puberty and My Autism Diagnosis

Most of us will know the time, the time when we suddenly got really grumpy, our bodies started sprouting hair from random places, we started to spend a lot more time ‘hanging out’ with our friends. The time when everyone...

Meltdowns at 26

I am a professional 26 year old woman with the tendency to throw toddler style tantrums from the most minor of annoyances. ‘Meltdowns’, as they are more appropriately called, are well known in children on the autistic spectrum, but what...