Tag Archives: autism

The Look and Feel of Autism

How Autism Looks from the Outside My diagnostic assessment has now come through. Here are some interesting observations from the ladies who examined me: She interacted appropriately with the examiner, however the quality of these exchanges was more stilted than … Continue reading

Posted in autism, Eleanor's Opinion, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Bar Mitzvah

Yesterday my thirteen year old son had his Bar Mitzvah celebration. Many relatives and friends came to celebrate with him at our Synagogue, and later at Llanyrafon Manor (which I can thoroughly recommend as a venue if anyone needs one … Continue reading

Posted in autism, Eleanor's Opinion, Judaism, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Meltdown

I had a meltdown. At least, I’m fairly sure that’s what it was. I’ve had many in my life, but not that recently – not since I realised I was autistic. I’d had a very difficult week at work, and … Continue reading

Posted in autism, Eleanor's Opinion, Healing | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

When I Got It Wrong

I haven’t blogged for a while. Life is pretty good overall. My husband and children have had many fantastic achievements to their names over the past few months, and I started a great new job earlier in the year, which … Continue reading

Posted in autism | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Scaffolding

I gave up my OU course this week. It was a postgraduate course, the second I’ve attempted. I didn’t enjoy the first one much, but I thought the second, having had a great write-up, would be different. The material was … Continue reading

Posted in autism, Eleanor's Opinion, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Don’t Know How To Wash My Face

When I was a little girl, back in the Stone Age, I think I might have washed my face with soap. Then I grew up a little, and shower gel was invented so I washed my face with shower gel. … Continue reading

Posted in Eleanor's Opinion, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How I Stopped Caring (and started asking “obvious” questions)

One of the situations that causes me a lot of upset, and I believe I’m not alone in the neurodiverse world in this, is when I don’t know what to do – when it’s not obvious what my next action … Continue reading

Posted in Eleanor's Opinion, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments