Autism Understood

Surviving The Festive Season

Christmas and the holiday season can come with a lot of uncertainty, change and extra socialising, which can make it a difficult time for some

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Autistic Culture

Autistic Culture

As autistic people, we generally have shared ways of “being”, thinking and communicating. We may also have similar sets of values or beliefs. It might

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Spiky Profile

Spiky Profiles

‘Spiky profile’ is a term you’ve perhaps not heard of before. You’d be forgiven for thinking it has something to do with hedgehogs posing for

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Sensory Differences - Stimming - Autistic Differences

Stimming

Do you often find yourself tapping your fingers on your desk, twirling your hair, bouncing your foot or humming to yourself? These are just a

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Being Sensory Smart - Autistic Differences

Being Sensory Smart

Once you have started to notice your own sensory differences and preferences, you can then start to experiment with ways to balance and juggle them

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Sensory Differences - Alexithymia - Autistic Differences

Alexithymia

What is alexithymia? Alexithymia is a Greek word that literally translates as “no words for feelings”, and means difficulty with understanding and/or describing your feelings

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