This article was co-authored by David Gray-Hammond and Tanya Adkin The NHS defines the role of social care as being; “…about providing physical, emotional and social support to help peopleContinue reading “Creating Autistic Suffering: Is there a role for social care in the lives of disabled children?”
Category Archives: neurodiversity
Neuroqueering religion and the liberation of human spirituality
When considering normative violence and the oppression of marginalised people, there are no greater perpetrators than the Christian Church. Allow me to put this in perspective. My mother is aContinue reading “Neuroqueering religion and the liberation of human spirituality”
Why is getting diagnosed with autism so difficult?
The Autistic community has written at length about why getting a diagnosis is so hard, especially with regards to those at particular intersections of experience. I myself have spoken aboutContinue reading “Why is getting diagnosed with autism so difficult?”
Five things I want parents of neurodivergent children to know
It can be very difficult to wrap your head around neurodiversity when you have spent your life being taught that any deviation from the status quo is a disorder. It’sContinue reading “Five things I want parents of neurodivergent children to know”
The privilege of being neuroqueer
I have, for some time now, discussed neuroqueer theory (as conceptualised by Nick Walker and her colleagues), adding my own takes to the emerging liberatory thoughts of a blossoming post-normalContinue reading “The privilege of being neuroqueer”
Understanding Autistic mental health in a broader context
We often discuss anxiety and depression amongst the Autistic population. Some such as myself and Autistic and Living the Dream have pushed to get lesser discussed mental health concerns intoContinue reading “Understanding Autistic mental health in a broader context”
Drug-use and harm reduction: what does it look like?
When we consider harm reduction strategies for drug-users, we often think about education on the safer use of drugs. Things such as safer injection practices and “tasting the hit” toContinue reading “Drug-use and harm reduction: what does it look like?”
The infinite and I: Exploring my Neuroqueer Self
Of recent, I have been somewhat hyperfocused on how people understand their own identity, and our individual sense of Self. I have discussed in my book The New Normal howContinue reading “The infinite and I: Exploring my Neuroqueer Self”
My first book “The New Normal” has been published!
I extremely excited to announce that my first solo authored book has been published. The book is called The New Normal: Autistic Musings on the threat of a broken society.Continue reading “My first book “The New Normal” has been published!”
Neuroqueer: Authentic embodiment of mental health
This article was Co-Authored by David Gray-Hammond and Katie Munday Trigger Warning: Discussion of mental health It is a surprisingly contentious discussion to have, but the neurodiversity paradigm does notContinue reading “Neuroqueer: Authentic embodiment of mental health”
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