I am Aspling, a girl on the Autistic Spectrum. My aim? To raise awareness around the world! I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Condition last year (2017) at age 25. I’ll be honest, growing up my family never knew what Autism was, and I was too young to understand myself. I was shy and socially… Continue reading Actually Aspling’s Journey, featuring Mama Aspling!
Autism Spectrum Condition itself is not classified as a mental health condition, however there is a link between the two. It is known that autistic people are more likely to develop mental health conditions. An added mental health condition can enhance and intensify pre-existing autistic traits - therefore it is essential to have support in… Continue reading Actually Aspling’s Talks Mental Health
I've had multiple people ask me about my diagnosis: how I got it, what it involved and how long it took. This blog post is going to attempt to explain everything! I was officially diagnosed early 2017, I can't quite remember when, but I remember being told "you scored high enough for a formal diagnosis… Continue reading Asking Aspling- Your Questions Answered – Diagnosis!
Growing up I felt so different, I had all these experiences that no one else quite understood, and even though I have a diagnosis now, people still don't understand. Today I'm going to list a bunch of things that we want you to know: 1. Burnout - the smallest things can tire us out, leaving… Continue reading Actually Aspling and the Autistic Voice: Listen up!
Neurotypicals, allistics, non-autistics. I've had so many people tell me "oh, you don't look autistic" or "you look normal" - well honestly, I am autistic and that is that. But not all neurotypicals are the same, I've got friends who completely understand me. Today I decided to get an outsider perspective on autism, a different… Continue reading Actually Aspling and the Autistic Voice: The Outsider Perspective!
Normally people would introduce themselves, following by a little description about their blog, but I'm going to do things a little differently. I'm going to focus on the autistic voice. I'm going to start my blog with an interview, bringing together a mixture of autistic perspectives. I mean, who better to describe autism than the… Continue reading Actually Aspling and the Autistic Voice: The Autistic Perspective!