“I’m so good at masking that I’m worried that when I start my diagnostic assessment shortly I won’t be able to drop it enough to get diagnosed.” But what is masking and what is the price we pay for it? Read Jonks’ post to find out.Read more
Neurodivergent: Autistic, Dyslexic, Dyspraxic, Bipolar. This is my story, and I hope it will help you see why it’s not okay to invalidate neurodivergence.Read more
In this post, I look at practical ways in which we as businesses, workplaces, local governments, communities, and individuals can support Autistic mental wellbeing.Read more
Many of the commonly used techniques to help with issues like anxiety, low mood, and intrusive thoughts are designed for neurotypical brains and may not work that well for autistic people. In this blog post, I go through some of those techniques and suggest alternatives that might work better for the neurodivergent brain.Read more
My autism diagnosis has allowed me to give myself a second chance at life, and live a life that fulfills me and fills my cup, rather than living in a way that depletes that cup. It has given me a second chance at a life worth living.Read more
My name is Sally Anne and I am an academic and a mother. I am also autistic. I was diagnosed in late 2020.
This post is my story, my journey to awareness, denial, diagnosis, and something approaching self-understanding.