All of the blog posts, neatly arrange by year and category… neat
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.
This is a post about how i made it into town on the bus.
A short post about how i am using my iPad Pro for reading / working and communicating.
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.
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.
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.
This post looks at how the last few weeks have gone. Some of the achievements, along with some of the remaining challenges.
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.
A short exploration of what elephants are and how i use them to shape my environment to meet my needs.
For the last 17 days we have been following a new support structure. The local learning disability and autism team have taken over my day to day support and taken the pressure off of my freinds.
Over the last week i have been amazed at how accepting and supportive the learning disability team are in how they work with me. This post explores why and how.
Today is my third morning since we started the new support plan and so far it’s going pretty well. To make it simple, for the first 5 nights the support person i know best has been looking after me and thats gone well.
My new routine starts tomorrow and it’s a bit scary but also very exciting. We are starting with 5 nights at my flat with the learning disabillity team looking after me.
My approach to the concept of masking and some the the thoughts behind it.