Monday 29th August 2022: Edinburgh and Beyond

Hi everybody! Yes, it’s been so very long. But it was with good reason. I needed the time to recuperate since I was also working full-time. The work was fun, the students were great, the person I worked with directly was a total hero. However, it was everything else that drained me. Instead of calling...

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...

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 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...

Monday 17th January 2022: On Public Speaking and Showbiz Anecdotes

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all well. I’ve had a very busy week, doing lots of teaching, lots of admin, lots of meetings. My computer is still slow as molasses, so that’ll be on the list of “things for Jorik to buy.” Today, I’d like to talk about public speaking, specifically in the autism field....

Monday 10th January 2022: New Year, Old Me + IKEA… (+ Excellent Email!)

Hi everyone, Despite appearances, I’m still here. I had to take off a lot of time from the summer onward. I had worked myself into the ground. Yes, life was less overtly traumatic than last year, but, still, it was a lot at times. That’s why you’re getting a blog that’s a bit shorter than...

Monday 18th October 2021: Autistic At Work – Mentoring/Being a Freelancer

CW: discussions of suicide and mental illness. Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing great. There wasn’t a blog last week, due to me working for Autminds, a Dutch-language autistic-rights conference (they were all wonderful and I’m happy I was of use). I am trying to keep to what I promised myself previously. I need to...

Monday 24th May 2021 – Autistic at Times of Covid-19: Got a job! How do I pass a job interview?

Hi everyone! Hope you’re all doing great.  As a self-employed autistic, a lot of my time is not spent doing the actual work. Instead I do a lot of writing emails to people. Those can take the form of applications for teaching or tutoring work, of covering letters to literary agencies or back-and-forth messages about...

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