Apparently it's the most wonderful time of the year, but for many autistic individuals the Christmas season can be the opposite. Lots of social interaction, change of routine, sensory overload; it's a lot to process. I know from personal experience that there can be a long-lasting hangover. It's similar to waking up in the New Year and asking oneself what happened the night before, except in this case it's like coming out of a non-alcohol-induced coma which lasted 12 days.
Recently, there appears to have been a trend on food television programmes involving dishes which appear to be something which they are not; last week's Show Stopper Challenge on Great British Bake Off, and last night's Masterchef Australia Invention Test, being just two examples. Whilst these illusions aren't a bad thing in of themselves, in the wrong context they can be harmful for autistic children and adults alike. One of my earliest memories of primary school dinners wa
It's April, which means that #AutismAwarenessMonth is here again. Aspie Trainers are hoping to achieve more than #AutismAwareness, however. We believe that, with a little help from the community, autistic individuals can contribute to society. Consequently, here are three tips to help non-autistic people to support us to succeed. 1) Accept us for who we are First and foremost, we believe that it's important to see autism as a different way of experiencing the world, as opp