Navigating the autism diagnosis journey as an adult

More and more adults are coming to realise that they’re on the autism spectrum. Sometimes the possibility of autism is suggested to them by a friend, sometimes a family member, and sometimes the realisation com...

I just found out I’m autistic. What do I do now?

When I first found out I was autistic, I didn’t take it well. (Spoiler alert- things have changed a lot since then.)   I remember my conflicting response to having the news broken to me: the cross be...

50 Pretty Big Facts About Autism

After this album of pictures got over 3,000 shares on Autistic Not Weird's Facebook page , I thought I'd upload them all here for your viewing pleasure! For those who are seeing these for the first time, I h...

What to do when your family doesn’t accept autism

“My parents don’t accept that I am (or my child is) autistic. What should I do?” This question ranks pretty high on the most frequently asked list. We just recently had a discussion about it on Autistic Not ...

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...

30 translations for people who struggle with hints

Disclaimer: this article contains a lot of tongue-in-cheek humour that's not to be taken seriously. And if I know anything about the internet, there are people out there who will take this tongue-in-cheek humou...

How I put anxiety in its place

This article’s been a long time coming. And it’s not just for autistic people.   When I wrote the growing up advice article, I wrote it while looking back at how I grew up. When I wrote the bullyi...

200 things to love about life

Occasionally, people ask me how I recovered from the depression and anxiety I suffered up until last year.   Perhaps I’ll write a full article about it one day. (Edit- since writing this, I actually ...