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 🎓
On the road, off the road, through the woods. Running can be crazy, but I'll be honest, I love it. In May this year my mum (mother Aspling) secretly signed me up for a running class, 10 weeks, every Monday. Little did I know I'd be back volunteering with the newest recruits. The past few… Continue reading Actually Aspling’s Running Journey
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
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!