Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg responds to Asperger's critics: 'It's a superpower' Greta Thunberg has spoken about her Asperger’s syndrome diagnosis after she was criticised over the condition, saying it makes her a “different”, but that she considers it a “superpower”. Thunberg, the public face of the school climate strike movement said on Twitter that before … Continue reading The Superpower of Aspergers
I waited a long time for my autistic assessment. Here's a link to find out more if you're in the UK autism diagnosis for adults If you've been reading about adult autism/ Aspergers experiences from other women, you'll have a fair idea about what the diagnosis criteria are and reasons for seeking diagnosis. I wrote … Continue reading Am I or aren’t I?
Many autistic adults get told they don't seem autistic. This is because they have lived their lives learning, copying and masking communication differences to fit into a predominantly neurotypical world. Communication happens when one person sends a message to another person. This can be verbally or non-verbally. Interaction happens when two people respond to one … Continue reading 9 Keys for Handling Confrontation
Hello - and welcome to my blog! I'm a UK-based, British woman and I first became aware of my autistic identity four years ago. I was in the habit of using online, key word searches whilst attempting to understand baffling behaviour (myself and others). These searches, which have been a lifelong habit (using books and … Continue reading A little bit about me and my blog…