Category Archives: Proud To Be Autistic

Wheelchair


I can walk; I can even jog a little, and dance in short bursts. I can get to the local shops and back and sometimes I don’t even need my walking stick. What I cannot do, however, is have days … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Acceptance, Adapting, Attitudes, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Book Club, Disability, Disability Aids, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Personal Goals, Positivity, Proud To Be Autistic, Sensory Overload, Tenacity, Travelling, Walking aids, Wheelchairs | 19 Comments

Introspection


Since the sectioning of my son I seem to have retreated into myself a little bit. Emails have not been responded to – if they were ever looked at – and blogs have gone unvisited. I’ve been communicating mostly via … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, About The Carer, Adapting, Anxiety, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Depression, Epilepsy, Facebook, Family, Friends, Health, Heightened Awareness, Hyperacusis, I Love Autism Kids, Love, Marriage, My Son, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Psychological, Reading, Real Life Horror, Sensory Overload, Social Anxiety, Strength, The Black Dog, The Dark Side Of Autism, Vulnerability, Women's Institute | 8 Comments

Social Anxiety


“I don’t think they like me.” “Well, they seemed to last time I collected you.” “I don’t know; I don’t think they really know what to make of me.” My husband and I have this same conversation every month when … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Accomplishments, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Anxiety, Aspirations, Attitudes, Autism, Born This Way, Chrysalis, Confidence, Emerging Butterfly, Fear, Friends, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, Kitchen Witchy, Milestones, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Personal Goals, Pickling, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Autistic, Self, Self-worth, Social Anxiety, Tribble Towers, Women's Institute | 23 Comments

How I Saved A Life


Disclaimer: This piece is not about blowing my own trumpet. I am writing this to prove a point – that people with disabilities can still make an important contribution to society. Colin Brewer, councillor for a Cornwall constituency, believes that … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", Abuse, Alzheimers, Attitudes, Autism, Autism Awareness, Born This Way, Bullying, Colin Brewer, Dementia, Disability, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Harrassment, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Real Life Horror, The Ignorance Of Strangers, Unacceptable Behaviour | 32 Comments

Epilepsy, Disability And Idiocy


“MOVE IT!” I had just hobbled off the coach, en route to my home town to visit with my son. London Victoria is where I had to change to a different coach, and I was looking forward to the two-hour … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, Abusive Behaviour, Anxiety, Attitudes, Autism, Autism Awareness, Body Image, Book, Born This Way, Bullying, Disability, Discomfort, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Harrassment, Health, Hope Orchard, Illness, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Perception, Proud To Be Autistic, Reading on the move, Seizures, Self-worth, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, The Ignorance Of Strangers, Travel, Travelling, Unacceptable Behaviour, Vulnerability | 32 Comments

Autism: I’m Not Crazy, But Sometimes My Brain Skips A Beat


Appearances can be deceptive. Outwardly, to the bystander, I’m the smiling, friendly blonde lady who is confident in herself and still retains an appearance of youthfulness and some of the good looks she had in her late teens to mid … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Adapting, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Born This Way, Disability, Heightened Awareness, Hyperacusis, Neurological, Nightmares, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me | 14 Comments

An Overview Of 2012


Every year, for as long as I can remember, I have always taken the year that was and written a review of it. As a child it was in paper diaries; for the last twelve years or so it has … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Autism, Body Image, Born This Way, Confidence, Cooking, Courgettes, Cross-stitch, Diet And Fitness, Disability, Disabled Gardening, Discworld, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Exercise, Family, Fezes Are Cool, Friends, Fun, Geekiness, Girl On Film, Health, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Injuries, Kitchen Witchy, Making A Lovely Mess, Marriage, Medication, Memories, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Pickling, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Psychological, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seizures, Self, Self-Realisation, Self-worth, Status Epilepticus, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, Wedding, Wedding Gown, What Not To Do In The Kitchen, Winter, Writing, Yule | 21 Comments

Epilepsy Won’t Hold Me Back Any More!


I spent much of yesterday attempting to compose my thoughts and feelings concerning my meeting with Sheila at Compass and what was discussed there. I couldn’t really piece it all together, so instead I gave you some fluff about my … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Accomplishments, Adapting, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Aspirations, Attitudes, Born This Way, Choose Life, Christmas, Confidence, Cookery, Cooking, Counselling, Creativity, Cross-stitch, Disabled Gardening, Discomfort, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Epiphany, Exercise, Family, Fear, Food, Food Experimentation, Friends, Health, Hobbies, Home Crafts, Homemaking, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Life Plans, Living With Asthma, Living With Atopic Syndrome, Love, Marriage, Medication, Memories, Milestones, Navel Gazing, Neurological, Non Fiction, Pain, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Progress, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seizures, Self, Self-Realisation, Self-worth, Strength, Tenacity, Therapy, Validation | 14 Comments

The Weekend That Was


Friday: Just for a change I was completely organised and had to do very little packing on Friday morning (toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, laptop). All of my family’s Christmas gifts were wrapped and packed, I’d planned my weekend wardrobe (although – … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Choose Life, Christmas, Cookery, Cross-stitch, Doctor Who, Doctor Who Scarf, Fandom, Fezes Are Cool, Food, Friends, Geekiness, Hobbies, Homemaking, Hope Orchard, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Kitchen Witchy, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Photographs, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, The Dark Side Of Autism, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom!, Winter | 13 Comments

Restrictions Of Epilepsy And Autism


I can be positive all I like concerning my neurological issues, but of course there are restrictions on what I can and cannot do. Everybody has their stone walls and glass ceilings, whoever they are and regardless of health, fitness … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Carers, Conventions, Cross-stitch, Disability, Discworld, Doctor Who, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Family, Fandom, Fun, Geekiness, Health, Home, Marvel Characters, Neurological, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Seizures, Sir Terry Pratchett, Strength, Tenacity, Vulnerability | 19 Comments