Coming out as autistic

June 18th is Autistic Pride Day, which seems like an appropriate time to share my thoughts on “coming out as autistic". I’m in a few online support-type groups of autistic adults and a topic that comes up every so often is “coming out”: whether to, how to, to whom, when, why….? There are definite parallels … Continue reading Coming out as autistic

Seven things you need to understand about your autistic child

Written by an #actuallyautistic person who was an autistic child (but that was in the 80s and 90s so no one realised, or if they did they didn’t mention) 1. Your autistic child understands more than you think.Unless they are also deaf, your autistic child can hear you. They are listening even if they appear … Continue reading Seven things you need to understand about your autistic child