AUTISTIC ADULT IN THE WILD

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Better Than Rose-Tinted Glasses

I've previously mentioned the sensory issues I face around bright lights and visual contrasts that provoke visual stress and processing...

Binge Watching & Re-Runs

First off, I’m sorry it’s been a while since I’ve written anything. With all the changes and uncertainty that we’re living through right...

World Domination: Kindness Takeover

Today is my 74th day in self-isolation. I just want to put that out there for those of you who get to the end of this blog post and...

Surviving Isolation: My Tips

Today is my 30th day in self-isolation due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. I’m fortunate enough to be able to work from home, which...

Autism Awareness Month

Tomorrow marks the start of Autism Awareness Month, and the autism support network where I work had planned to mark the occasion by...

Life in the Time of Corona

Today (20th March) is International Day of Happiness, otherwise known as day 4 of my self-isolation. I want to start by saying that I am...

I Choose...

It may have become apparent to those of you who have read some of my other blogs that I can, on occasion, be cynical and a bit...

Labels vs Identity

I’ve previously shared my thoughts on the language used regarding ‘being autistic’ versus ‘having autism’; and like with that blog post...

Would I change my past?

Since starting to write blogs, over a year ago now, and being open and honest about being autistic, I have had many conversations with...

Bullying

I’ve been bullied. I was bullied at primary school, secondary school, college, university and work. It has happened so often that there...

Social Hangovers

I think I’ve briefly mentioned before how draining I can find being around people, especially in new or unfamiliar settings, but I want...

Roleplaying at Being a Role Model

It’s taken me a while to figure out how I wanted to address the topic of this blog. I had wanted to write something back in May,...

Being Autistic vs. Having Autism

Have you ever had someone try to explain something to you when you know full well that you are more of an expert on the subject than they...

The Fear

During a conversation with a former team leader of mine at work, the question arose about how many autistic adults I thought worked with...

What is the 'spectrum'?

Autistic Spectrum Condition. It’s certainly a mouthful, and trying to explain what it is can often leave people feeling confused and/or...

Greetings

Welcome to the inaugural post of Autistic Adult in the Wild. Whether you’ve come across this blog through word of mouth or you found the...