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 Mental Health Campaign!
Recent research has made gender (biological sex) a hot topic, exploring how 'males' and 'females' present their symptoms (traits). As requested this blog post is going to discuss how autism manifests in women and girls. This links nicely to my previous post on camouflaging (a distinct trait of girls on the spectrum). Recent research has… Continue reading Actually Aspling: Women and Girls on the Spectrum!
In my last blog post I spoke briefly about obtaining an official autism diagnosis, this post is going to explore the notion of camouflaging, a key reason as to why so many go undiagnosed and unsupported. Camouflaging is thought to be a distinct element of the 'female phenotype' of Autism, in which women and girls… Continue reading Actually Aspling Behind the Mask!
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!