I’m Not Breaking Down, I’m Breaking Out: Why sensory overload isn’t linear

Abled people tend to think of disability as rigid and unchanging, but autism can appear to fluctuate - a LOT. One day a few weeks ago I ended up going from London Bridge to Moorgate *via Farringdon* because I couldn't cope with the idea of a four-minute tube journey; a few days later, I spent … Continue reading I’m Not Breaking Down, I’m Breaking Out: Why sensory overload isn’t linear

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The Many and Varied Perks of Autistic Special Interests

A recent study by Rachel Grove et al, presented earlier this year at INSAR, found a link between autistic "special interests" (no, I don't love that phrase either, but it's the accepted term for what the standard "interest" just can't capture) and higher subjective well-being amongst autistic adults. The above graph (photo credit @YesWeJon) shows … Continue reading The Many and Varied Perks of Autistic Special Interests