AUTISTIC NICK’S 2018 ACHIEVEMENTS
As 2018 comes to a close I thought I’d take a look back at what I’ve achieved in 2018 as I look forward to seeing what 2019 has in store for me.
I would also like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE Thank you to each and every one of you who has supported me, subscribed to my blog, read my articles, commented, liked and shared on social media and just be down-right wonderful and positive towards me and my story.
- I gave my website a much needed overhaul. With the help of my sister and Liz Handley. After my meeting with Liz it was apparent that I needed to work on the layout and design of my website so I asked my right hand person aka my sister if she would get involved. With Jen’s help we looked at re designing the website to make the layout more user friendly and visually appealing. And I set about going through all of my blog posts and re-formatting them using key points that I had discussed with Liz. https://autisticnick.com/2018/07/23/thank-you/
2. Q and A with Kira. I began doing monthly interviews with key personal within the Kira Organisation. This was something new for me as I hadn’t ever done face to face interviews before, I was nervous but I was soon put at ease by John the CEO and Gabi the HR manager. You can read John’s interview here https://www.kira.org.au/news/qa-at-kira/ and Gabi’s one here https://www.kira.org.au/news/gabi-anderson/
3. Finding my mentor Janine. I first met Janine at Autism West. We have remained friends ever since that day. She is my go to person when it comes to blog posts and ideas. I cannot thank her enough for all of her continued support and guidance when it comes to the world of blogging. https://autisticnick.com/2018/01/06/an-expression-of-gratitude/
4. The ABC. This one is down to John the Kira CEO. During our interview I expressed my interest in working within the media. Unbeknownst to me John made a few calls and I recently met with the ABC news editor in Perth. I’ll be able to provide more details in February. So a big thank you to John.
5. I attended an Introductory Filmmaking Diversity Workshop. AFTRS, in partnership with Screen West and DADAA is offering an introductory filmmaking workshop for emerging creatives from diverse backgrounds (CALD ‘Culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTQIA+, living with a disability and/or low socio-economic). The workshop is free and will take place at the ABC Studios from Monday 10th to Thursday 13th December 2018. https://autisticnick.com/2018/12/17/introductory-filmmaking-workshop/
6. Holidaying alone! Yes! I took a big step forward and booked a holiday for myself in Melbourne. I had help from my sister to locate and book the hotel and flights and for the week that I would be staying there. https://autisticnick.com/2018/09/24/an-autistic-travel-guide-to-melbourne
7. I joined an online Autism support group. WA Autistic Adults is a networking space and cyber-home for Autistic adults living in Western Australia. The group is a safe place for autistic members and is not open to non-autistic people. We will be holding regular face to face meets at different locations across the metro area. https://www.facebook.com/groups/WAAutisticAdultsWA3/
8. I became a mentor to a young Autistic boy in Rockingham. To read more about how it went you can click here https://autisticnick.com/2018/02/08/a-mentoring-interview
10. Finally, I have taken up running as well as Aqua fit in order to stay in shape.
Carry on the Conversation
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