Tomorrow is the day I turn 20 years old. I have officially survived and lived two decades. It’s crazy to think how fast time flies; how many birthdays I’ve celebrated; how many things have happened and changed. How much I’ve changed. At 11 years old, I didn’t think I’d survive to be 12. Each year… Continue reading Making it two decades!
Is Autism Different in Girls – Video Gould and Ashton-Smith (2011) identified the different way in which girls and women present under the following headings: social understanding, social communication, social imagination which is highly associated with routines, rituals and special interests. Girls are more able to follow social actions by delayed imitation because they observe other… Continue reading Is Autism Different in Girls?
Living with Autism can be a struggle sometimes, but theres not much that sets us apart from everyone else. We are all different. Some differences are easy to see – height, gender, hair style, eye colour and so on. Some differences can’t be seen – our favourite foods, fears or special skills. Interestingly, the way… Continue reading What It’s Like to Live with Autism?
Self-injury can be one of the most distressing and difficult behaviours that parents, carers, family members and people with autism themselves may face. Sometimes referred to as self-harm, self-injurious behaviour is any activity in which a person inflicts harm or injury on themselves. About half of people with autism engage self-injurious behaviour at some point in… Continue reading Autism and Self-Injurious Behaviours
Suicidal thoughts make every minute of the day a struggle. We are often left questioning why we are still here and what the future holds for us. We wonder how we can keep living a life that has been so hard. We wonder if we’ll ever get better and get the help we need. Mental… Continue reading 100 Reasons to Stay Alive
April the 2nd 2017 is World Autism Awareness Day 2017! Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease… Continue reading Living with Autism: World Autism Day
Body Image is our idea of how our body looks and how it is perceived by others. Having a negative or poor body image is strongly associated to Anxiety and Depression as well as eating disorders such as Anorexia and Bulimia. Obsessive and exhausting over-exercising behaviour, yo-yo dieting, reluctance to socialise, difficulties with relationships and… Continue reading Body Image and Eating Disorders