All of the blog posts, neatly arrange by year and category… neat
Defining things is a good way to understand them. This post looks at the differences between carer / support worker / babysitter / friend.
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.
As we get towards the end of 2016 i wanted to document my support network now and also write a bit about the changes which are coming in 2017.
A post looking at the achievements i have made this week and why i think they were possible. Also a look at some of the changes which are coming up.
Last week was a very physically painful week. This week was the first week where paid support looked after me more than my friends did. Well that was the plan anyway.
I have always found identity to be a tricky thing. Part of my autism acceptance has been accepting i don’t "have to be" normal. Not entirely anyway. In this post, i explore what it mean to accept the autism and to get comfortable with something "being 5".
A really positive week to relax and recharge. Positive noises from social service (after a trip to anxiety hell!) and an interesting experiment.
This week I am running an experiment. Here’s the details with some background on why and what we hope to achieve.
Accepting support is really hard. I’m still practicing but here’s some of the points i consider.
Why the right form of support means I can keep my job.
Getting into the office more, babysitter continues to be amazing. Support gaps are posing a challenge and we are still waiting for social services to write a "report" to propose future plans. Finally, next week i am speaking at the NAS Autism + Tech Conference,
Last week was really full. I had many adventures big and small and explored lots of limits. Along the way I learnt a few things too.
I am just home after a lovely weekend at my friends. I thought now would be a good time to do an update on how last week went and to look ahead at the week to come.
One of the big changes for 2015 was that I started buying in support for myself. We call them babysitters ;) it’s slightly tongue in cheek. Worryingly accurate!
I have written this update multiple times, but its never got published! So here’s a short version.
Things are going well. Were establishing routines and there are plenty of small achievements along the way.
An overview of this weeks achievements and some plans for next week.