YouTube video on autism and language

"The language we use around autism matters" I've started making YouTube videos of myself talking about autism - eek! (also see this video on “why talking is hard” - forthcoming) The first video I've made is about autism and language. Here it is: It is not about the ways in which autistic people are (presumed … Continue reading YouTube video on autism and language

Processing emotions post diagnosis (part 2)

PROCESSING AN AUTISM DIAGNOSIS: A road map for overcoming negative thoughts/emotions and focusing on the positive / Negative thoughts & emotions / 1 - Stigma of autism in society 2 - The reality of many negatives associated with autism 3 - Worry about negative perceptions from others. Possible negative reactions to disclosure. 4 - Sadness at … Continue reading Processing emotions post diagnosis (part 2)

Processing emotions post diagnosis (part 1)

An autism diagnosis (as well as the often ongoing process of disclosing and witnessing other people’s reactions) can play on your mind and heart in innumerable ways, giving rise to a whole host of often mixed and confusing thoughts and emotions. One of the biggest things I struggled with post diagnosis was trying to make … Continue reading Processing emotions post diagnosis (part 1)