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?”

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”

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)”