Tag Archives: Autism spectrum

Stop making value judgements about empathy, please.

I get really uncomfortable when people discuss “empathy” in relation to Asperger’s, and sometimes I get a bit annoyed.  Ok, so I might not intuitively know how you are feeling or what you need, but I care deeply about your … Continue reading

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Giving my all when it doesn’t feel like enough

I am always trying my best, and I always try to please everyone, and I always try to be as good and fair as possible.  That’s why I don’t take criticism well, because I am trying my absolute hardest already … Continue reading

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Changing the world, one person at a time

As an adult on the autism spectrum, and a champion for understanding and acceptance, I try to strike the right balance between providing people with useful information and boring the pants off them.  As neurodiversity (and in particular adults with … Continue reading

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Is sexuality a neurotypical construct?

I’ve never liked the word ‘bisexual’.  Although it’s probably relatively accurate, it’s never felt like the right word, and I’ve certainly not embraced it as an identity.  It comes with politics and stereotypes, assumptions and biphobia.  Just having a love … Continue reading

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Straw poll about co-existing conditions with ASC

I’m really interested in conditions that co-occur, overlap and are misdiagnosed in people who have an autism spectrum condition.  This includes diagnoses you may have been given that have since been superceded by the diagnosis of an ASC, and diagnoses … Continue reading

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So I have ongoing counselling, so what?

When I went back to see my counsellor (therapist) after a nine month break, she gave me some assessment forms to fill in, including one which asked what issues I wanted counselling for, and what I wanted to achieve.  I … Continue reading

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Temporal disconnection of my sense of self

When discussing how I think or feel about something, I am often told by my listener that other people feel the same way or think the same things.  I am frequently surprised by this.  It’s not that I think I … Continue reading

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