On Sensory Matters

Apparently, one early indicator that a person may be living with autism is that, from an early age, they chew on their clothes or other inedible objects. This is something that I would do. I would chew on the string that tightens the hood on some hoodies. I would chew on the corner of someContinue reading “On Sensory Matters”

On Executive Functioning and Autism

Working in education means that a lot of what I do is based around the education of students more than actually educating them. This basically means a lot of time is spent doing the following: attending meetings about data, filling out countless spreadsheets to track attendance, progress, engagement, target and expected grades, intervention and marksContinue reading “On Executive Functioning and Autism”

On Intelligence

Apparently, a common misconception about people with Autism is that they are great with numbers, can spot patterns and are generally more intelligent than a neuro-typical person. Obviously, this is not the truth. Intelligence however you decide to measure it is more than how your brain is wired. It depends on opportunity – be itContinue reading “On Intelligence”

On Meltdowns

A ubiquitous aspect of being autistic and living with someone with autism is the meltdown. These are occasions where a person with autism cannot control their emotions or their feelings. Eventually these feelings explode out of the person in an explosion of rage, anger and frustration. Causes of these meltdowns are, typically, a feeling ofContinue reading “On Meltdowns”


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