There are phrases that used to crop up due to my verbal blunders. As I've become older my clumsy mis-steps tend to be followed by verbal silence and avoidance. You just put your foot in it... You'd think I'd learn. Well, of course I can learn. However my autistic brain comprehends language linked strongly to … Continue reading Recovery after a Blunder
One of my key difficulties, which I recognised in myself, when I started reading about adult autism was the friendships and relationship information. This is another area I can say, ooooh yes, I truly have struggled with this all of my life! From knowing myself and everything I’ve read, I agree that the way I … Continue reading About my Experience of Relationship Blindness (a long read)
I've copied and pasted my full interview by Jenna Gensic published in two parts by the website Learn From Autistics. Interview in full, originally published in two parts on Oct 9th & 16th 2018 PART 1 Jo Farrell is a British caucasian and UK-based mother (to an adult son), blogger, marketeer, amateur photographer, and practitioner of … Continue reading Interview – autism at work, mutism, buddhist practise (long read)
Everyone struggles in life - but not everyone who struggles suffers. I didn’t know much about autism before 2014. But I was very aware I had experienced problems and suffering throughout my life with social communication - at home, work and in close relationships. From birth I didn't have the same type of speech and … Continue reading Why is Social Communication Complicated?