Autism Advent Calendar: 25 things to know about autism and Christmas

25 Things to Know About Autism and Christmas

Christmas: love it or hate it, here in the UK, it’s at the forefront of life for a month (or more) each year. Everywhere you turn there are cards and carols, trinkets and tinsel, puddings and parcels and partridges in pear trees…

10 Childhood Traits You didn't Know Were Autism

10 Childhood Autism Traits

Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition which is present from birth. You can’t catch it, it doesn’t grow out of nowhere, although it might become more visible as the autistic person grows older. If you pursue a medical diagnosis…

Interview with Marcus Mason-Williams: Autistic author, artist and business owner

Interview with Marcus Mason-Williams: Autistic Author, Artist and Business Owner

Today we’re really excited to bring you an interview with Marcus Mason-Williams. Marcus is an artist and business owner. His art showcases his passion for wildlife and nature…

ADHD Passion Projects

ADHD Passion Projects

One of the symptoms of ADHD can be poor impulse control, and it’s very common for this to manifest itself in the form of hobbies. Many people have varying attitudes to hobbies, but for ADHD people it can be especially hard to hold down one hobby; that is, to stick to one thing for a prolonged period of time…

The 10 best autistic coded TV and film characters

The 10 Best Autistic Coded TV + Film Characters

When we think of autism in TV and film, only a handful of characters spring to mind. There are classics like Rain Man, and a handful of new-age geniuses like  Dr. Shaun Murphy and Sheldon Cooper (who is ‘definitely not autistic, or ‘crazy’ as he so kindly puts it). The trouble is…

Autistic Comfort Foods featured blog image

Autistic Comfort Foods and Breaking our Beige Boundaries

Perhaps one of the more commonly known Autistic traits is being a “fussy eater”. As an autistic person, maybe you don’t want your foods to touch…

5 Tips for studying with ADHD blog post

5 tips for studying with ADHD

It’s no secret that ADHD makes work difficult. Be that jobs around the house, or writing essays, ADHD can zap your focus or your energy and make it very difficult to stay on task and complete whatever it is you are trying to do. But for ADHD students, studying is particularly tough…

Rules, Routines and Rituals - Autistic Person's guide to coping with change blog post

Routine, Rules and Rituals; an autistic person’s guide to coping with change

Many autistic people rely on routine and ritual to navigate through their lives. This structure can be comforting and change can be alarming, yet sometimes change is inevitable…

10 Practices to make your workplace neurodiverse friendly

10 practices to make your workplace neurodiverse friendly

When considering accessibility at work, many people jump to the conclusion that you need to make large scale changes to accommodate neurodiverse employees. But the reality is …

How my autism diagnosis has benefitted me - Jess Owen

How my autism diagnosis has benefited me

I was diagnosed with autism at the age of 25. The process was long and overwhelming, but the end result has been absolutely invaluable to my quality of living. Here are three ways that my autism diagnosis has benefited me…