Reading People (Or Not)

This is an excellently written description of what I’ve experienced as well! A very relatable post for me. I can’t read people very well, which results in a lot of confusion and misunderstanding and occasionally, disaster via some faux pas that I realize only way too late that I’ve unknowingly committed lol. I can completely identify with the vulnerable feeling, too. This is a great read!

Noise

Yes! I can identify with this so much. It says what I’ve experienced, but it’s expressed so much better than I could’ve done 😁 “Emotional temperature”, for example – I love that! 👍🏼

Company Policies That Keep Neurodiverse Employees Out of the Workplace

This is a fantastic post that opens a conversation that needs to be had and raises an important issue that needs to be addressed. Thank you so much for writing this 😊❤️👏🏼

Neurodivergent Rebel

Neurodiversity is the idea that neurological differences (Autism,  Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, and others) are natural variations in the evolution of the human genome.

Neurodiversity seems like the new HR buzzword, and for a good reason. Neurodivergent employees are eagerly entering the workplace, bringing along fresh perspectives and valuable skills.

Employers claim they want to be more inclusive but often fall short when policies and company culture are set up in a way that is can be off-putting for neurodivergent employees.

Are your company policies unintentionally discriminating against autistic and neurodivergent employees?

Open Offices – Collaborative and fun, open offices are a popular option for creative agencies and tech spaces, but these work pits can be overwhelming for those employees who may prefer a calm quiet workspace.

If your workspace utilizes an open office design, try to create spaces for employees to work away from typical office noise and commotion…

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Hiraeth for Autism

I’m relieved that I’m not the only one who has felt this way! 😊 My problem is that I often find myself homesick for a place I’ve never been. What’s really interesting–and this has happened to me only once–is to suddenly be reunited with one of those places. It’s amazing. But rare 💗 I can relate to this so much! A beautiful post 🌺

Autism and Expectations

Hiraeth pronunciation:-

Hi – The Hi from Hiccup

Rae – pronounced the same as the wry of a wry smile (if you pronounce wry with a rolled ‘R’, but let’s not overcomplicate)

Th – The Th from Think

Hiraeth is an untranslatable Welsh word. It’s often described as homesickness or a sort of nostalgia, but these translations don’t touch on the strength of the feeling.

Hiraeth is a deep longing for somewhere. It is that pull within your chest for a space where you belong. It’s that feeling you get when you smell the scent of home, or when the wind ripples through the grass in the right way.

When I lived in England for more than a decade, I would feel Hiraeth for home. Crossing the Severn bridge would begin to alleviate it. The further I travelled through the hills, over and under the rolling valleys, the further I…

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Inclusive Teacher: Autism Awareness

My teachers definitely needed to read something like this! I almost wish we could go back in time. But at least posts like these are available now! I hope every teacher (and every other school faculty member) reads this 😊👏🏼👏🏼💜

This is a post I wrote for Kent-teach for Autism Awareness month. Autism awareness is an essential concept with ever increasing need for us all to seek a greater understanding of what it means to be autistic. However it must be more than holding an assembly, or watching a video. We must make real and ongoing adaptations to ensure our learning environments and school communities are as inclusive as possible. This post is from my point of view. Hadley has written an excellent post on her experiences as an Autistic student on her blog.

We must endeavor to find out what being autistic means to the children we work with. It will be different for every child. All the children I work with have a diagnosis of Autism and no one statement or definition adequately describes what this really means to them. When it comes to any special educational…

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Not Broken, Not Damaged!

Excellent post, my friend! I feel you 💜💙

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Post Revisited, Reedited, Reworded, Reblogged From April 12th 2018

These posts are my views on my autism/Asperger’s, they may not be everyone else’s who is on the spectrum.

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Not Broken, Not Damaged!

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Any of these sound familiar to you? “Are you sure you are autistic?”” You sounded taller!” “Gees l had you pegged for a tie wearer!” “No, you’re not – you’re not like them!”

It’s a funny old world in which we live; everyone has a preconceived idea, opinion or an expectation of what you should look like, sound like and who you should be based on what they believe and not so much what is.

It doesn’t seem like only a few years ago that l was sitting in the job centre next to my appointed advisor and listening to her explain to…

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Autism Awareness

What a great post! Yes, this, all of this!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😁🌟🌟

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#AutismAwarenessMonth – a.k.a April – is a tricky one for many autistic people as commercial autism charities bombard social media with publicity stunts to raise awareness of autism prevention-and-cure research fundraising opportunities. Sadly this publicity is very rarely generated by autistic people themselves, but by parents who fear autism itself, and by profit led autism charities with interests that lie in research and autism training that rarely benefits and in fact often harms autistic people.

Somehow I missed all of this hype until two years ago.

And then my life took an unexpected turn.

During Autism Awareness Month 2016 a Standard Issue article by the fantastic Sarah Hendrickx ended up in my twitter feed. And it was about being an autistic woman.

I read it through several times. What Sarah had written resonated strongly with me. Which was odd because I wasn’t autistic. Her experiences were normal weren’t they? Same…

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