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)”

“The loneliness was the worst thing” – taking a listening course with ADHD

Howard asked us all what the first couple in the video had said. “The guy in the rugby shirt talked about how he doesn’t really listen if he’s doing something else,” said Jill. “Yes,” said Howard. “Probably if the rugby’s on, he’s not really paying attention to someone talking.” He continued, “What about the secondContinue reading ““The loneliness was the worst thing” – taking a listening course with ADHD”

My weekend at Barcamp: an honest review

I spent all of last weekend at Barcamp Manchester 9. Now, I know you might have a couple of questions. What is a Barcamp Manchester 9? Why weren’t you spending the weekend with your family? I’ll answer the second one first – because they’re really annoying. I’m only joking, they’re lovely and literally my favouriteContinue reading “My weekend at Barcamp: an honest review”