Hierarchy of needs: lockdown version

Accessible version: 1. Red layer (most important) Drink water, eat food, get some sleep, pay rent or mortgage, pay utilities, arrange payment holidays 2. Yellow layer Sort employment/benefits situation, wash, get dressed, access reliable sources of information, control what you can 3. Green layer Contact friends, attend online meetings or events, cuddle family members/pets 4.Continue reading “Hierarchy of needs: lockdown version”

How to work from home when you’ve got kids, ADHD, autism and a ****load of stuff to do

You’ve got the laundry on. You’ve made some coffee. You’ve sat down at your desk ready for the day and you’re all set. But then what happens? An email from your auntie lands in your inbox. You start to reply but then your phone dings with a message from your WhatsApp neighbourhood group. You’ve alsoContinue reading “How to work from home when you’ve got kids, ADHD, autism and a ****load of stuff to do”

Neurotypical spectrum disorder: a factsheet

Key facts 159 in 160 children have a neurotypical spectrum disorder (NSD). NSD is a condition characterised by being normal and behaving in an ordinary way. Symptoms range from mild to severe. NSDs begin in childhood. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to grow out of being normal, although some NSD individuals attempt it through the useContinue reading “Neurotypical spectrum disorder: a factsheet”

How I, an autistic with ADHD, am coping (and how you can too)

The thing about neurodiverse people is: sometimes we cope really really well with stuff. And other times we don’t. I personally cope with the practical stuff quite well. I can deal with being in isolation. I can put stuff off until next week (ADHD procrastinators know where I’m coming from with that). I can adaptContinue reading “How I, an autistic with ADHD, am coping (and how you can too)”

How to work from home when you feel like you can’t

If you have to work from home and it’s not your choice, you might feel like you can’t do it. But you can! Here’s how. 1. Use a virtual co-working service This is my absolute, number one, very favouritist productivity tool. I have ADHD and I struggled a lot with productivity until I started usingContinue reading “How to work from home when you feel like you can’t”