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”

The Power of Change: learning to live as a “weirdo” [talk notes]

Here you can find all the sources and resources I used to prepare my talk, along with mental health help, and the list of people who helped me. If you enjoyed the talk, please endorse me on LinkedIn, and recommend me for future events. If you prefer to give feedback anonymously, you can do itContinue reading “The Power of Change: learning to live as a “weirdo” [talk notes]”

Upping your star chart game

I wrote a post on here about star charts. If you haven’t read it yet, go and read it now, I’ll wait. Finished? OK, great. You’ve probably gathered that I am a massive fan of star charts. They work for adults with autism, adults with ADHD, children and normal people. But sometimes, you might needContinue reading “Upping your star chart game”