"Would you not like a cure for your Autism?"

It’s a question I get asked fairly regularly, sometimes in slightly different ways. Sometimes its “do you not sometimes wish you didn’t have Autism?”, or “if you could get rid of your Autism, would you?”, and the answer has always been the same, “no, I wouldn’t” The Autistic Community are dead set against the idea

Offering more insight….

As the title says, I want to add more insight to this blog.  I want to expand this blog to include the experiences and views of other Autistic people, who want to talk about their thoughts, feelings and views on a wide variety of topics. So, for anyone who wishes to get involved, this is

Autism 16+ options event

On Saturday, I was able to attend the Autism 16+ options event at Belfast Royal Academy, an event for Autistic people, and their families/carers, to provide them with information, support and advice as they approach adulthood, and the next steps into the world of work.  The main event was an outstanding speech by Adam Harris,

Broken Promises report; What happened to it?

In June 2016, the National Autistic Society and Autism NI Jointly published the Broken Promises report (the report can be found here : http://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/media-centre/news/2016-06-01-broken-promises.aspx ) Before I get into the report, I’d like to flag this up. The Autism Act was passed in 2011 in Northern Ireland. This Act has done next to nothing in

AE17; Politicians and Autism

Okay, so we all have an election coming up, in just a few weeks. I’m sure everyone has received the letters through the door, from all manner of candidates, asking you to vote for them, some of you may even have had them at your door. Our local politicians want our votes.   I thought