Being female, autistic and (nearly) invisible

  • Gatekeeping diagnosis

    December 11, 2019 by

    It is difficult to get a diagnosis of autism as an adult, at least in the UK if you want an assessment on the NHS. There should now be a clear diagnostic pathway for all adults who need to be referred for assessment: not that long ago it was much harder, with services depending on… Read more

  • Lend me a pen?

    November 30, 2019 by

    Autism is a disorder that causes deficits in communication. Or, autism is a neurodiverse condition that leads to differences in communication styles and methods. I am caught somewhere in the middle of those different viewpoints. In order to access the mental health support that I need, I have to allow the disorder/deficient model to label… Read more

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