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”

Autistic advocacy: The reality of lifting up a community

Many of us as community advocates have dedicated our lives to defending the marginalised and uplifting those that society has tried to hold down. For some of us, this hasContinue reading “Autistic advocacy: The reality of lifting up a community”

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?”

How “mental illness” disempowers the average person

Over the past decade or so, we have seen a surge in the awareness of so-called “mental illness”. While the concept of telling people you are struggling has served aContinue reading “How “mental illness” disempowers the average person”

Positive self-identity and Autistic mental health

If there is one recurring theme I come across time and again in my work, it’s that reduced psychological wellbeing in Autistic people is inherently linked to our sense ofContinue reading “Positive self-identity and Autistic mental health”

Ben Nelson-Roux and Chris Nota: Two tragic tales of systemic failings

This article was Co-Authored by Tanya Adkin and David Gray-Hammond Trigger Warning: Death, drug and alcohol use, suicide, systemic failure, mental health crisis, inpatient psychiatric care. The 13th of SeptemberContinue reading “Ben Nelson-Roux and Chris Nota: Two tragic tales of systemic failings”

Addiction doesn’t strip us of our humanity

Why are addicts stripped of their humanity by society at large? What can we do about it? Are cultural attitudes towards addicts understandable? This article attempts to answer these in brief.

Guest Post: What is monotropic split?

Tanya Adkin lays out the concept of monotropic split, and how it is at the root of various critical moments for Autistic people.

Autistic people and the burnout-psychosis cycle

Trigger Warning: This article discusses burnout and psychosis While it is evident to myself and my colleagues that Autistic people have a predisposition towards psychotic phenomenon, it seems to beContinue reading “Autistic people and the burnout-psychosis cycle”