I received an adult diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) a few years ago. I suspected I had autism for many years, but I didn’t want to be labelled, so never sought diagnosis until my life hit a point where I felt it was the only way I would get the help and support I … More My Autism Journey
In this video about my experiences with autism spectrum disorder I share about discrimination I have faced at work due to thinking and behaving differently and how this ultimately led to me seeking autism spectrum disorder diagnosis to enable me to get occupational health support and to be treated fairly.
This video about my experience as someone with autism spectrum disorder I talk about how I like to crush boxes and an experience of crushing a cigarette box when out at a nightclub in my late teens which nearly got me punched.
In this video about my experiences growing up and living with autism spectrum disorder I share about the first birthday party my mum arranged for me (and the first party she had arranged for any of her children – it was to celebrate my 5th birthday) and how it went – hint… no-one turned up… … More Living with Autism: Birthday Party for One
In this video about my experiences growing up and living with autism spectrum disorder I talk about how I never used to hug as a baby and how as I grew up I would hug occasionally if I was asked to do so for a photo, but always felt uncomfortable with it, and what my … More Living with Autism: Being a Hug Free Baby
In this video I talk about my experiences as a professional who works therapeutically with families as well as my own personal experiences of fighting low expectations. People with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome are often very capable they just need the right guidance and opportunities to learn skills which don’t come naturally and instinctively. … More Living with Autism: Fighting Low Expectations
In this video about living with autism spectrum disorder I share about how I find simple solutions to problems that are often solutions other people don’t think of because of the different way I think about things.