Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer, for this special 100th blog post! It's been a strange ride at times, and it's startling how much I've learned about autism and myself over the last couple of years or so. Alongside that learning curve, I've been through some pretty severe changes in my life but … Continue reading Part 100: One Hundred Things About Autism
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I seem to have had a really busy week, and I'm not sure where the time has gone, but here I am looking forward to a week of annual leave from work. In theory, I should be having a well-earned rest, but I've got tons of stuff … Continue reading Part 99: Not Making It
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. Thank you for being here, I'm glad to have you aboard for this week's discussion. I've got something pretty important I want to discuss - something that affects many autistic people, and potentially, at one level or another, all autistic people. The subject matter has come about … Continue reading Part 98: Is This the Start of the Breakdown?
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I hope you're all well. I've had a largely uneventful week until Wednesday, when - once again - I found myself having to defend autistic people who self-diagnose, and indeed having to defend self-diagnosis itself. Regular readers will, I'm sure, be able to guess this took place … Continue reading Part 97: Autism Self-Diagnosis – Let’s Go Round Again!
NOTE: A short edit has been added to this blog post - one paragraph at the end of the main text. Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. As always, it's good to have you here. Well, I've had a mixed week. Last week, you might remember, I was on something of a high, … Continue reading Part 96: I Think, Therefore I Feel
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I hope you're all well. Before I get into the main part of this week's blog, I have several pieces of good news on the personal front. First of all, I'm covid-free, and feeling much better. I've finally stopped coughing all the time, and I'm not seeing … Continue reading Part 95: The Hokey Cokey
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. So, I've had a difficult week. After publishing last week's blog, I started to feel a little unwell. I took a lateral flow test, which was positive. I followed this up with a PCR test, which also came out positive. Yes, I've got covid. I'm triple jabbed … Continue reading Part 94: Dangerous Masking
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I've just come across news of the awful incident in which David Louden killed himself and his autistic child, Harrison. I offer my condolences to the Louden family and their friends. This is a shocking tragedy. Depression is a horrible illness, and far too many men are … Continue reading EXTRA: Harrison Louden
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. As always, it's good to have you here. I'm going to waste no time, and crack straight on with this week's subject, which has been prominent in the news following the SCOTUS overturning Roe v Wade: Abortion. I'm nervous about writing this, because I'm a man. I'm … Continue reading Part 93: The Abortion Debate
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I'm going to use this week's blog to give a quick explanation of the key points around autistic burnout. But before I do that, I'm just going to share an update on my own mental health and continuing burnout. It's been a month since I last blogged, … Continue reading Part 92: Autistic Burnout Explained