Month: May 2017

“But you are too High-Functioning….”

This is a line I hear very often. There’s a few different variations, but the most common one is “you are too high-functioning to understand”. And I’ll tell you straight away, this is one of the most irritating, belittling and quite frankly insulting lines you could ever say to an Autistic individual. And here’s why;

#MCA2017 , my first Autism Conference, Middletown

So, this week I was able to attend my first Autism Conference, the Middletown Centre For Autism International Conference, ‘Building Capacity’. And what an experience it was.   The two day conference was held in the Spectacular setting of Titanic Belfast, and while the building’s design meant it isn’t the easiest place to navigate (having escalators