I absolutely love holidays! I love the whole experience. But being autistic it can be extremely overwhelming. From the airport to the changes in routine, it can all get a bit much. In 2014 I spent two weeks in New York, a place filled with beauty. It was a rocky start, but as the first… Continue reading Actually Aspling Around the World! 🌏
Like everyone else I love Christmas and everything about it, but let's be honest, it is exhausting! There's so much going on that we don't have time to stop and think. First you have Christmas Eve, buzzing with excitement. Every year on 24th December I go to the Trafford Centre with my husband, it's a… Continue reading The Boxing Day Comedown
Dear Autism, It's me again, you know, me. Just checking in to see how it's going in there. It can be tough this time of year, for both of us, but we'll get through like we always do. Dear Autism, Today was hard, I was frustrated, and you shutdown, leaving me lost and alone, but… Continue reading Dear Autism..
Its November, some of you may say that Christmas is miles away, but for me it starts as soon as Halloween ends. I'd like to think I'm prepared, I mean, I've wrapped almost all my presents and the Christmas tree is still up from last year (yes, I'm one of those people). I love Christmas,… Continue reading Actually Aspling’s Autistic Christmas
This blog post is going to be a little different, I've invited Lis, an actually autistic parent to guest blog this week, and I hope you enjoy her story! Hi! I'm Lis! I'm a mother to my 2 boys who are autistic, and I'm autistic as well. Autism was something we learned about almost a… Continue reading Actually Aspling’s Guest Blogger: A Parent Perspective!
Honestly, sitting my GCSE maths exam was getting boring, I'd already sat it 5 times by this point. Maths wasn't my greatest subject, if I'm honest I wasn't particularly good at anything. Throughout primary school I was delayed, messy handwriting and poor mathematical ability; for this I had extra one-to-one support. This support came in… Continue reading Actually Aspling’s Graduation 🎓
NHS England have been developing a long term plan for the NHS, discussing how people with Learning disabilities and autism will be included in the plan for the next 10 years. On Friday 21st September I attended one of the many conference meetings to discuss a long term plan within the NHS. A plan which… Continue reading Planning for the next 10 years of the NHS