I’m Sarah, and I became a neurodiversity advocate in 2019 when I discovered my autism at the age of 24 and my ADHD the year after. I realised that many aren’t aware of their neurodivergent until adulthood (if at all), struggle fitting into a neurotypical world and understanding why. I felt a need to help understanding so that people could discover their own neurodivergence and neurotypical people could learn the best ways to support us. Since then, I have written blog posts, shared my experiences on social media, disused neurodiversity in the media and now work in the field supporting neurodivergent people.
Recent blog posts!
Why Subgrouping Autism is Dangerous
It’s a debate that has been going on for decades, more or less since autism has been described as a spectrum. This debate has recently come up again since a recent article was posted about the Autism Europe conference earlier this month ‘It’s time to embrace ‘profound autism’ However, subgrouping can lead down a dangerous…
BBC Panorama and autism: identifying the dots, but who is connecting them?
I don’t often watch BBC Panorama, however recently a few of their documentaries caught my eye ,as they either relate to my work, my lived experience or both. The 3 Panorama documentaries in particular I’m referring to here are Autistic people (or close to someone who is autistic) are unlikely to be surprised that young…
Autism day/week/month. What’s the point?
April has always been a difficult time for the autistic community because of autism awareness and acceptance days, weeks or Month (referred to as ‘autism month’ going forward). To the average person this may seem like a confusing statement, as they assume that this month is for us and “raising awareness” of the issues we…