How to get diagnosed with ADHD and/or autism

TLDR (too long, didn’t read): Go to your GP. Step 1: Work out why you want a diagnosis Most people find that getting a formal diagnosis makes their life easier. Self-diagnosis is valid, but not recognised by everyone. You might feel that a diagnosis will enable you to understand yourself. To know yourself. To beContinue reading “How to get diagnosed with ADHD and/or autism”

How I cope with rejection-sensitive dysphoria (and how you can too)

Rejection-sensitive dysphoria is ADHD’s dark secret. It lurks in pretty much everyone with ADHD (99% according to WebMD), unknown and unspoken. Some people who have talked about it describe it as the worst part of ADHD. Rejection-sensitive dysphoria, or RSD as it’s known for short, is the over-reaction to real or perceived rejection. It meansContinue reading “How I cope with rejection-sensitive dysphoria (and how you can too)”

What is neurodiversity and why should you care about it? [Sketchnotes]

These are the sketchnotes that the very talented Antonella Scaravilli made at my neurodiversity workshop. Text description of the sketchnotes [images are described in square brackets] Computer weekly + Spinks [Picture of smiling white woman with unimpressive hair] What is neurodiversity and why should you care about it? Rachel Morgan-Trimmer @ sparkleclass Rachel is aContinue reading “What is neurodiversity and why should you care about it? [Sketchnotes]”

What is your neurotype?

Accessible text version The image is a diagram of a coffee cup, with ovals representing what can go in it. These are the levels from the bottom up: Neurotypical – choose strength Autism – 3 flavours Dyslexia – 3 flavours ADHD – 3 flavours Other neurodivergent or comorbid conditions – Wide selection Everything else BracketContinue reading “What is your neurotype?”

10 stupidly easy things you can do to be accessible

Tips that are quick, easy and cheap. From a neurodiversity expert who has ADHD, autism and prosopagnosia (face blindness). You can download a bite-size version of these tips as a graphic or poster. 1. Tell people what to expect If you go to a conference, they always tell you what time it starts, what timeContinue reading “10 stupidly easy things you can do to be accessible”