autism

May
13
4th generation iPod with click wheel against a yellow wall

Goodbye iPod

I bought an iPod in 2004 to fight sensory issues I wouldn't understand till 2018.
5 min read
May
07
A man walks his dog along the water's edge of the River Mersey. In the background is the Liverpool skyline.

Apple AirPods Pro thoughts

Thoughts on AirPods Pro for sensory issues.
8 min read
Apr
15
A few bikes are parked outside someones house. There is a large rose bush growing by their front door.

Internalised ableism

A stressful situation caused me to announce that I'm autistic. Should I have worn a lanyard?
4 min read
Mar
25
Sunrise over the River Mersey reflected in puddles of water along the promenade.

Overload season approaches

The clock change brings harsh light, masses of people and hotter days to contend with. It's overload season.
3 min read
Dec
10
Purple dusk sky over Snowdonia mountains viewed from Lake Pardarn.

Changing my views on change

Change can be troubling for autistic people. How am I affected?
7 min read
Dec
04
Sunrise over the city of Liverpool taken from across the River Mersey.

The most wonderful time of the year

In order to be OK with Christmas I redefined what it is. My Christmas is not your Christmas and that's cool.
4 min read
Nov
26
View from top of big hill in Edinburgh. A person stands to the right looking out.

Could I have a new brain please?

What would it be like to have a "normal" brain and to be able to get things done?
3 min read
Nov
19
Cityscape of Liverpool with fireworks, the Liverbuilding and a cruise ship shining search lights into the sky.

Autistic Burnout

Everything is wrong. I'm exhausted. Anxious. Irritated. Trapped. It's all wrong! [103]
7 min read
Oct
15
Is anxiety all in my head or am I being ableist?

Is anxiety all in my head or am I being ableist?

A look at ableism, anxiety and autism.
4 min read
Sep
24
Why I find debates hard to let go off, minutes, hours, days, weeks later.

Why I find debates hard to let go off, minutes, hours, days, weeks later.

Debates can linger in my head for months later. Why?
6 min read