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?”

COVID-19 help round-up

As things are getting better – fingers crossed – I’ve moved my COVID-19 help round-up off my homepage to here on the blog. I’m still offering everything I offered before, including the free sessions. However, I have committed to some exciting new community projects, which means I will have to stop the free sessions soon.Continue reading “COVID-19 help round-up”

Autistic? Here’s how you can help Black Lives Matter

If you’re autistic and white, you might want to get involved in Black Lives Matter but not really know how to. You might be afraid of doing it wrong. Or you might worry about harming your mental health. I’m autistic and white too. I’ve been listening to a lot of black people lately and hereContinue reading “Autistic? Here’s how you can help Black Lives Matter”