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3 Comments on Imposter Syndrome: Am I Autistic Enough?
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Imposter Syndrome: Am I Autistic Enough?

I feel like an imposter in my own neurotype. And, in a room full of people I know I belong with, I find myself thinking: but what if I don’t?

2 Comments on The Disabled Dog and The Autistic Blogger
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The Disabled Dog and The Autistic Blogger

He goes through so much and is still the happiest creature. It’s like we were meant to find each other. We both struggle. And we know how to look after each other. 

1 Comment on Forced Socialisation (and the toilet-door graffiti that saved me from it)
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Forced Socialisation (and the toilet-door graffiti that saved me from it)

But why, oh why, was I locked in a toilet doing my ‘calming down’ checklist in the middle of the afternoon? Two words: forced socialisation. 

0 Comment on Please Don’t Hit Your Kids
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Please Don’t Hit Your Kids

I’m 26 now, and I still smack myself in the legs when the world gets too much. Do you really want to take that risk? 

2 Comments on Autistic Adventures In Ageing (an obligatory birthday blog)
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Autistic Adventures In Ageing (an obligatory birthday blog)

Seeing Norbert Neurotypical – with his banking job and his wife and his baby and his mortgage and his vegetable couscous lunch – just makes me feel like a fraud playing at being an adult .

1 Comment on ‘Autistic’ Is Not An Insult
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‘Autistic’ Is Not An Insult

I will not stand by and watch the bastardisation of a word that is part of my very definition.

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Merry Christm-Aspie

I have a strange and wonderful and terrible and contentious relationship with this time of year. 

3 Comments on Quiet Carriages are an Autistic lifeline. Please don’t take them away.
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Quiet Carriages are an Autistic lifeline. Please don’t take them away.

Quiet carriages are absolutely a lifeline for disabled people like myself. Some days they are the only reason I have the emotional energy to succeed at work.

1 Comment on Autistic ‘Success’: Redefining The Neurotypical Narrative
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Autistic ‘Success’: Redefining The Neurotypical Narrative

The definition of success seems to depend very much on the frame that you’re looking at it through. And the frame of my ‘success’ is the neurotypical gaze. 

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‘My Working Memory Isn’t Working’: autism, forgetfulness and executive dysfunction

My brain is juggling so many things, and if you throw something else at me without warning, the likelihood is that I’m going to miss it altogether or drop it before its first rotation is complete.