We've scanned the job website we've found a job that we wish to apply for and now comes the part where we fill in the application form. Ohh the dreaded application form part After filling in the easier bits, when we get down to the box where it says do you consider yourself to be… Continue reading How to tell an employer that you are Autistic:
What hurdles do people with disabilities need to overcome to find employment? Barriers essentially are internal or external: Internal barriers : Broadly include a lack of confidence, an impoverishment of experience (you don’t know whether you’ll like something you’ve never tried!), and fear around the unknown. In particular, for people with autism, the condition means… Continue reading What hurdles do people with disabilities need to overcome to find employment?
Neurodiversity refers to the concept where neurological differences are recognized and respected as any other human variation. Neurodiverse conditions include autism, Tourette Syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and others. For many autistic people, neurodiversity is viewed as a concept and there is a social movement that advocates for viewing autism as a variation of human… Continue reading What is Neurodiversity?
I thought it would be a great blog post to interview my mum to get her perspective on what her life has been like having a child that is Autistic and who is now an adult. Q1. Did you know much about autism before Nick got his diagnosis? I was not aware that he had… Continue reading Interview with my Mum
Myths about Autism. Autism spectrum disorder comes with a whole host of myths and misconceptions. It is a disorder that has been very much misunderstood in the past, from the concept of ‘refrigerator mothers’ to the idea that everyone with autism is like ‘Rain Man’ Myth – Kids with autism don’t want to make friends In… Continue reading Autism Myths
So today is the anniversary of my sister's injury you can read about it here https://www.wren2rebuild.com/16-04-2003/ I just wanted to take some time out to say a few words about this. My sister is awesome and whilst this injury and all that came with it was a complete shock and really tested our family, it never… Continue reading My Sister