I have been very quiet for a week now. For the last three years I have come to the Hay Literary and Arts Festival and it is always a roller-coaster week. The difference this year is that I know why. The reasons are the usual suspects: noise overload, people overload, changing routine, uncertainty over what…Read More
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my experience of being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Condition
Festivals can be fraught. How to cope?
At Hay and mostly having a great time. Shutdowns though due to the ignorance of other people. Noise. Pushing. Too much. Let you know how it goes.Read More
Experiencing Social Overload? Here’s some ideas on what can cause it and what can help.
What can bring it on? We have a lovely friend visiting for a few days. He’s a very quiet, gentle, understanding gent. A perfect guest. And we want to show him the delights of where we live as he’s never been here before. Absolutely no problem for my husband who’s 95% neuro-typical. But I’m way…Read More
Know someone on the spectrum? Not sure how to behave?
Before I begin … I can only speak from my own experience; from a standpoint of being an adult; of having language, speech, communication skills, and a considerable life-time of getting on with people. Well, that’s how others see me, and when I began to tell those closest to me about my diagnosis 99% said…Read More
Getting ear defenders: shutting out noise could help open up my world
Better day today. Even coped with the dental assistant who appeared to be able to create excessive noise from even the simplest of tasks. No bin, no drawer escaped being banged as it was closed. But I made it out with a clean bill of health. I’ve ordered ear defenders as the noise cancelling headphones…Read More
Shutdown is a real downer
Bit of a shutdown today. Nearly 5 p.m. and I’m just getting into gear – my head, not clothes. This morning began quite O.K. with me deciding to change my site appearance. Perhaps not the best idea as I’ve only the first one for a couple of days and hadn’t got to grips with that.…Read More