Tagged: neurodiverse

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Autistic and Proud?

There has been some discussion lately over whether it is appropriate to be proud of being autistic.  My reply would be that it depends on exactly what you mean by ‘proud’. In my mind,...

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Everyone’s Got An Opinion About Autism

I’ve been wondering whether I actually did the right thing by getting a diagnosis.  It hasn’t really achieved anything, but I now it feels like I have this permanent stain on my record –...

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My Friend the ‘Autism Parent’

I’ve got a friend who’s an ‘Autism Parent’ – perhaps she could more accurately be described as ‘an acquaintance’ or a ‘friend of a friend’.  It used to be a bad habit of mine...

The Impending Visit

My very loud and lovely neurotypical friend and her new man have invited themselves over to my house for the evening and have decided to stay the night.  I have been given the choice...

Who Am I?

I’ve spent my life wondering who I really am.  I’m so complex, the product of two parents who were polar opposites. My father, I suspect had an ASD. Aloof, logical, critical, cutting and extraordinarily...