Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I've had a tricky week. Last Saturday I went for a walk around the Waverley lake area of Rotherham. It turned into quite a long walk, and I hit some difficulties. To explain why, I have to backtrack quite a long way… I've talked regularly in this … Continue reading Part 102: Eye of the Beholder
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. Thanks for being here as I embark on the second century of blog articles. I use the term "embark" deliberately. I feel like I'm about to embark on a journey into the various offshoots of my neurodivergence over the coming months and probably years. I've been coming … Continue reading Part 101: A Neurodivergent Diversion Or Destination?
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. 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. 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
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I hope you're all doing okay. By the time you read this, I will have passed a couple of anniversaries. Firstly, I will have turned 57 years old. Secondly, I will have completed 12 of the most difficult months of my life - and that's saying something, … Continue reading Part 89: Food For Thought
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I'm keeping it short this week, mainly because I'm still not well. That's not to say that the content of this week's blog isn't important. It really is. You're most likely aware that we're in Autism Acceptance Month, and considering most autistic people would welcome some genuine … Continue reading Part 86: Ten Lashes of the Whip!