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Autism festival of Swansea.

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Over the weekend i had the pleasure of contributing to the Autism Festival a Swansea. I had a really enjoyable time so i wanted to write a little about why i had fun and leave some thoughts about the content and wider angle the conference sent.

A Better Daily Routine.

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A few weeks ago we made some changes to my daily routine and they have been really positive. We sort of knew these changes where needed, but getting ill was a good catalyst to get the changes made. This post explores what changes we made and why.

"Your Bleeding From your Head..."

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The last few weeks have been very intense. This post tells the story of my recent trip to A&E.

Applying the social model well. (Example!).

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I burnt myself, and this post explains how applying the social model helped me find an effective strategy to keep myself safer in the future.

Little achievements

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Often its the little things which make the biggest difference to day to day life. In the last few weeks i have had a series of small achievements, so i wanted to share them here and give some context on why they are more meaningful than they appear.

Bus Adventures.

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This is a post about how i made it into town on the bus.

How i use my iPad Pro.

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A short post about how i am using my iPad Pro for reading / working and communicating.

Developing an autistic Identity.

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In the last two years i have had to develop a true "autistic" identity. This post looks at the main lessons i have learnt along the way.

Hiding away today.

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This is my 6th week with the LD team looking after me and overall it is working well. I am just about stable and starting to get a good idea of what a sustainable output is. In some areas (like doing a weekly shop and my speech) the progress is really encoraging.

A weekend to recharge.

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I’m writing this at 6pm on Friday, i wanted to get my thoughts written down before i headed to my freinds. I am suppose to be at my flat this weekend, but we cancelled those nights. I will stay with my friends so i can sleep better.

It's going pretty well, but its not easy.

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This post looks at how the last few weeks have gone. Some of the achievements, along with some of the remaining challenges.

PIP assessment

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Stuck in my room.

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I am happy my freinds are less stressed now the LD team is looking after me. I am also happy i can go shopping once a week and pick whatever food i want. I feel calmer and more stable and my speech is improving.

However, i really don’t like being trapped in my bedroom so much and i don’t really know what to do about it.

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