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Sunday 21st March 2021 – Autistic at Times of Covid-19: Oh hello!

Hi everyone, Sorry it’s been two months. I was pretty busy, most with the medication reduction, which is now finally over! I kept myself off the internet, in order to allow my brain to stabilise. However, I also have been able to join the National Tutoring Programme, which will allow me to leave the benefits...

Sunday 17th January 2021 – Autistic at Times of Covid-19: End to Sectioning for Autistics + Benefits + Reduction + Links

Hi everyone, This week saw some seriously good news. I heard that the government will amend the Mental Health Act to reduce the sectioning of Britons of colour, as well as removing autism and learning disabilities as reasons to detain someone against their will; potentially indefinitely. See here for more information: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/13/mental-health-act-reforms-black-people-sectioned It shows that,...

Sunday 10th January 2021 – Autistic (+ ADHD!) at Times of Covid-19: Locked Down + Rejection-Sensitive Dysphoria

What a week. So this week my partner and I had to shelter in place. It’s not been great. I didn’t realise how much I needed to be outside. Since, at least in mainstream culture, the use of the term “freedom” has often stood for “the freedom of the strong to destroy the vulnerable” (see...

Autistic at Times of Covid-19 – Sunday 3rd January 2021: On Being Ill

Hi everyone! Happy new year. Or, rather, as happy a year as possible at the moment. We’re all learning to manage our expectations. This week’s blog is focussed once again on the pandemic, it’s about being ill. If you haven’t read it: Virginia Woolf’s On Being Ill is an amazing essay I first read in...

Sunday 27th December 2020: A Look Back + Autistic Escape + Okapi!

Hi everyone! Sorry about not having the blog out last week – I had a brain freeze and needed to rest. The day before was my 33rd birthday. It’s been a big year for me, as it has been for everyone. The world looks like a very different place now than it did in 2019,...

Sunday 13th December 2020: Big Disappointments and Resilience

CW: discussions of severe mental distress and suicidal ideation. Hi everyone, I know, I know, it’s been far too long. These four weeks I haven’t had an entry were due to the first few weeks of a new job. That new job is gone now. I’ve had to apply for Universal Credit. It’s ironic, that...

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Autistic at Times of Covid-19 – Sunday 11th October 2020: On Executive Function and Co-morbid Neurodivergences #1

Hi everyone! Apologies for the lack of a blog the past two weekends. Two weeks ago, I was celebrating my partner’s 25th birthday with trips to Bath and Oxford on subsequent days. Last weekend I was so tired I couldn’t speak. I tried to write a blog but I didn’t make enough sense to push...

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