Monday 2nd May 2022: Section on Sectioning – Autistic and Hospitalised 2/2

Hi everyone! Hope you’re doing great. I’ve been very busy this week – good things are happening that I’m not yet ready to reveal, but trust that I will when I get the go-ahead. In the meantime, please have a look at Liam O’Dell’s excellent and ongoing work on conversion therapy and how it is...

A picture of the interior herb garden of the Dom church, Utrecht, from our recent holiday.

Monday 25th April 2022: Section on Sectioning – Autistic and Hospitalised 1/2

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve had a good week. I’ve been busy, getting on with Teeming again after a long while. Also busy teaching, admin for future speaking and writing opportunities as well as, y’know, enjoying the weather. On Friday, I had to have blood taken, so the weekend was a bit of a write-off,...

A picture from about 1990 where a small Jorik, dressed in bright colours, waves to the camera, as his grandmother cycles slowly back towards the farmhouse.

Monday 18th April 2022: Autistic and on Holiday (Finally! + Photos!)

Hi everyone! So here we are! We survived our holiday. As the last blog indicated, I was planning to talk about how (not) to go on holiday when you’re autistic. Due to the sheer amount of stuff that happened in the previous 7 days, I couldn’t. Instead, you’ll get that one at a later point....

An image of a grey pluche kangaroo, being held by Jorik in a café next to Fosse Way School. His name is Kevin (of course it is).

Monday 4th April 2022: Autistic and on Holiday 1/2 – THEN SOME OTHER STUFF OCCURRED!

Hi everyone, Sorry for being a bit early off the mark for this week’s blog – but since last week’s one was delayed and next week’s one is not happening I thought I’d give you a blog on the Sunday. I was going to write about holidays. You know – the nice fuzzy cuddly kind...

An image with the book cover of Silverstein and Picano's The Joy of Gay Sex, but a shirtless Jorik holds two fingers over the word 'Gay' and, in post, has added 'Autistic' to it.

Monday 28th March 2022: Sex and relationships 1: Gender and Sexuality Conference + Poetry + Sex Education for Autistics

Hi everyone! Two days late, but you know. It’s fine. Also, it’s a massive blog. Look at it. I’m talking about sex today. Yes, autistic people can have sex, and incredible sex at that. We have sexual desire and we are just as likely as neurotypicals to want, need or desire sex. However, we are...

NOTE: NOT MY PUPPY

Monday 21st March 2022: We’re All Neurodiverse – But Not All Neurodivergent!

Hi everyone! Before we begin, the puppy in the picture is not mine, this is the gorgeous Louis/Leo – a puppy I met at my partner’s work. He’s slightly godlike. I had the privilege of holding him for 5 minutes, when he was falling asleep in the crick of my neck. How are you? The...

Monday 7th March 2022: Covid + Work + Addiction – The Terrible Trio!

Hi everyone, Really sorry for the long absence. Two weeks ago, I was mainly busy with job applications and interviews. Good news: I got my second summer EAP job. It will be for Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. I was very happy when that came through. At this stage in my EAP teaching career, it’s a...

Monday 14th February 2022: Autistic at Work! Neurodiverse Workplaces? Sure!

Hi everyone! So, after a few weeks of education stuff (and a much-needed week off!), this blog will dig into leadership and managing neurodivergent staff while working remote, as well as the idea of a neurodivergent workplace. Neurodiversity in the workplace The first questions we as disabled activists often have to answer from line managers...

Monday 31st January 2022: More About Being an Autistic Teacher: Subjectively Speaking

Hi everyone, Initially I was going to write about PTSD today, about how autistic people can experience trauma. But, since I now actually care about my recovery, I’ve decided against it. It’s not worth my time to rake over things outside of a professional context, particularly while I’m still waiting to start recovery. It’s ok...

Monday 24th January 2022: On Education – Autistic Teaching? + Links!

Hi everyone! How are you doing? I’ve been enjoying getting the blog back to a weekly schedule. As long as I put in sufficient amounts of rest periods, I will generally do just fine. I now have the Mondays to Thursdays where I do the most teaching, keep the Friday free for activism and do...

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