Autistibuddies blog

  • Welcome to the Autistibuddies blog!

    December 7, 2019 by

    Who are the Autistibuddies? We are a group of autistic adults from fairly diverse backgrounds and originally from various parts of Wales and England. We met on a post-diagnostic course run by Gwent Integrated Autism Service and enjoyed each other’s company so much that we kept in touch. What do we want to write about?… Read more

  • An Autistic Hero!

    June 23, 2021 by

    I today saw an email about the new £50 note in circulation, also saw a post on Facebook about it. Can we all just take a moment to appreciate that the newest and biggest note of our currency has one of our very own on it. Alan Turing was an inspiration to me after reading… Read more

  • Autistic grief

    January 20, 2021 by

    On New Year’s Day, something significant happened to my mother. People have described it in various ways: she “passed”. She “passed away”. We “lost” her. She “went”. She “passed over”. She “went to a better place”. Screw that. I’m autistic, and I have no patience for such euphemisms. Let’s call it what it really is:… Read more

  • Sick and tired

    October 20, 2020 by

    The average lifespan of autistic people is significantly shorter than that of neurotypical people. I’ve heard estimates as low as 36 years. Why? Because this world is run by and optimised for neurotypical people, which in many ways makes it inherently hostile to those of us who don’t fit the neurotypical mould. There comes a… Read more

  • Fare New Horizons

    August 15, 2020 by

    There’s so much noise in the world today. I’m not just talking about the noise generated by machines, or industry. I’m talking about the number of voices that scramble for our attention. The number of distractions that disconnect us from ourselves. As a person with autism, the world can often be overwhelming. We live in… Read more

  • Executive DISfunction

    July 1, 2020 by

    I’m sure a lot of my fellow auties can relate to the executive funtion issues we can have, so I thought a quick little snippet of my own from this morning might be a funny tale to tell for you all. I was heading to my dad’s house, and as I was going there, I… Read more

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