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Cold Weetabix

I learnt that we don’t all live parallel lives with identical traditions before I was ready. It was a visceral moment of surprise, like ice cold feet slithering underneath the covers at night to tip-toe over my warm skin.The moment arrived with waking up on an unfamiliar floor in an unfamiliar house, being served breakfast … Continue reading Cold Weetabix

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Autism and underemployment

Statistically autistic people are much more likely to be either un or underemployed. Unfortunately, misconceptions about the strengths and capabilities of autistic people may lead many to conclude that this phenomenon is indicative of ability level above all other factors. This assumption resides on a large and worrying misunderstanding about the complications autistic people are … Continue reading Autism and underemployment

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Autism and the need for accuracy

Autism is still very poorly understood by the majority. This isn’t surprising when you consider that the most widely esteemed literature and research on this neurotype comes from the perspective of neurotypicals. Even worse, it tends to focus on a very limited presentation that doesn’t do the broadness of the spectrum justice or pay enough … Continue reading Autism and the need for accuracy