Growing up

Anger and growing up: ten tips to beat it

Some years ago, I smashed up our family’s shower head because it wasn’t doing what I wanted. Looking back, I probably should have dealt with it better. Impulses do have their uses- if you need to jump out of...

How do I stop my child using autism as an excuse?

I didn’t expect to be asked this question as often as I have been. It’s a tricky one to even ask. After all, autism really does affect children in extremely serious ways. And parents are often swamped by ign...

Conversations with my younger autistic selves

Warning: this article made a few of my friends cry. In a good way, thankfully.   Today is my thirtieth birthday. And, since I’m the oldest in my group of friends by a few months, they all insist that...

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