Disclaimer: this post contains PR samples that I was gifted, however this was at my own request, for the purpose of this review. As somebody with Aspergers, I have a bit of a 'picky' attitude to food-and I think it's a hypersensitivity issue. I cannot stand membrane foods like peas or sweetcorn-the 'snap' when you bite … Continue reading The Aspergers guide to food.*
Recently, I have become more than just a bit cross at seeing the "latest celebrity" talking about curing Autism-and I think it's really sad that a major figurehead talked about "discipling people with Autism properly", because to them it was a non-existent condition. So, I had to write this. Dear X, I will not be … Continue reading “We are not in need of a cure”; an open letter.
I have been thinking a lot, lately, about my time spent in mainstream education; I came to the conclusion that although I learnt a lot-about people, how to behave, a love of history, etc-I still think a lot more could have been done in terms of support. I'm not disparaging the learning support I was … Continue reading Having Aspergers and being in mainstream education.
Disclaimer: I was sent the PR samples in this post, in exchange for a review, and to also feature in a Christmas gift guide, coming next month. What follows constitutes my honest review. Hello! I think that I have discovered one of my favourite websites; Mad Beauty. It's a website stuffed to the brim with excellent … Continue reading Mad beauty haul!*
Hello! So: yes, I am trying to include more poetry on the blog these days. It doesn't always take too long for me to write, and is a bit of a departure from the standard daily post. This came to me when I was pondering one afternoon; I was thinking how the world is not … Continue reading Poem: The Way Of The World.
Ballet. I don't remember who first introduced me; it could have come from the Argos 'Bella Ballerina' kit-a Christmas gift-or 'the magic of Ballet' TV advert, and a magazine subscription, later on. I was thinking back to this recently, having not danced for a long time; by any means, I am not a dancer. I … Continue reading Why would anyone wish to be clumsy?
Note: before anyone reads this, please note that I am not using the word 'touching' in a sexual way. I don't like touching. Don't get me wrong, I do hugs when the situation calls for it-like when a relative is sad, saying goodbye at some family social function, if I'm sad, etc. Yet, I don't … Continue reading Aspergers and ‘touching’.
A semi random Twitter exchange got me thinking a little while ago; basically, it suggested that there was possibly a link between being Autistic, and how environments can impact you and possibly behaviour. And I found myself in complete agreement. You see, in general, I think that any given environment can be incredibly noisy-you may … Continue reading Aspergers & Environments.
When I re-launched this Blog as a way to document having Aspergers Syndrome, I thought that I was all alone; who else writes in this niche? Beauty and Fashion blogs seem to be dominating the industry-and I never really felt 'in line' with them. Anyway, I have since found some fellow 'aspie' Bloggers; I thought … Continue reading Aspie Bloggers Unite!
I've been thinking a lot, lately, about environments; places to go, eat, see, sit, do-and how this can impact on me as a person with Aspergers Syndrome. But I also think that some places have a positive memory attached-in that they can become a sanctuary, in a way. Anyway, here is a list of my … Continue reading My Favourite Places.