Autism: How To Handle Routine Changes Whilst In Quarantine

For the past month, we've been living in very different times. With shops empty, restaurants closed, and people being encouraged to stay in their homes, everybody has had to adapt to a "new normal" way of living. For autistic people, these changes can be exceptionally stressful due to our reliances on routines and familiarity. Autism … Continue reading Autism: How To Handle Routine Changes Whilst In Quarantine

Why Autistic People Develop Special Interests / “Obsessions”

If you've ever interacted with an autistic person, chances are you've found out they have a certain topic that they could talk about forever. You've probably even asked yourself, "How do they not seem to get bored talking about it?" Whilst you may see them as "obsessions", we call them special interests. Whilst not all … Continue reading Why Autistic People Develop Special Interests / “Obsessions”

“Am I Faking Being Autistic?” – How To Put These Doubts To Rest

So, you've just found out you're autistic, or you've begun to suspect it. You've started to research all these autistic traits, and thought to yourself, "Oh, so that's why I behave this way!" You start to realise that all the stuff you deemed to be "weird" in the past may not have been so weird … Continue reading “Am I Faking Being Autistic?” – How To Put These Doubts To Rest

“Why is my autistic child or partner getting upset over certain noises?”:

Have you ever been walking somewhere with your child or partner, when suddenly they hear a certain noise and inexplicably start crying? Perhaps it's not just one sound, maybe it's multiple things that seem to be upsetting them. However, you just don't seem to understand what is upsetting them so much. Well, I'm here to … Continue reading “Why is my autistic child or partner getting upset over certain noises?”:

BEING AUTISTIC DURING THE HOLIDAYS, AND HOW YOU CAN HELP

The holiday season is to many people, the happiest time of the year. A time to go celebrate, exchange presents, and visit family. However, for an autistic person, the holiday season can be an incredibly stressful time, especially when not planned out right. But why is that? ROUTINE CHANGES You may be aware that autistic … Continue reading BEING AUTISTIC DURING THE HOLIDAYS, AND HOW YOU CAN HELP