Sunday 17th January 2021 – Autistic at Times of Covid-19: End to Sectioning for Autistics + Benefits + Reduction + Links

Hi everyone, This week saw some seriously good news. I heard that the government will amend the Mental Health Act to reduce the sectioning of Britons of colour, as well as removing autism and learning disabilities as reasons to detain someone against their will; potentially indefinitely. See here for more information: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/13/mental-health-act-reforms-black-people-sectioned It shows that,...

Autistic at Times of Covid-19 – Sunday 3rd January 2021: On Being Ill

Hi everyone! Happy new year. Or, rather, as happy a year as possible at the moment. We’re all learning to manage our expectations. This week’s blog is focussed once again on the pandemic, it’s about being ill. If you haven’t read it: Virginia Woolf’s On Being Ill is an amazing essay I first read in...

Jorik having a cuddle with Tiger

Autistic in Times of Covid-19: Sunday 26th July – Back in the Game + On Depression #1

Note: 27th July 2020 – I was given some very useful feedback about the references. I have removed a source that according to a scientist friend was harder to justify than the other sources. Hi everyone. I’ve been away for over a month. This is because of a depressive episode I’ve spent the past few...

Autistic in Times of Covid-19: Sunday 14th June 2020 – Reduction #4 + Taking Action

Where Jorik accepts that, for now, productivity is not priority 1 and provides links to amplify the situations three young autistic men of colour find themselves in. Black Lives Matter.

Autistic in Times of Covid-19: Sunday 7th June 2020 – How to Keep Safe at a Protest When You’re Autistic!

A guide on precautions for protesting while autistic.

Jorik with Chapped Lips

Autistic in Times of Covid-19: Monday 1st June 2020 – Reduction #3 + Autistic Bodies #1

Where Jorik is still reducing medication and talks about autistic bodies, which often respond to medical treatment in unexpected ways - leading to dire consequences.

Autistic in Times of Covid-19: 18th May 2020 – Meds + Responses!

Hi everyone. Today’s blog is going to be a bit shorter. I’ll focus on medication and do my best to respond to your kind comments. Because many of us struggle with or without medication, I’m going to be honest here. That means trigger warnings for: mental illness, medication, sectioning, self-destructive behaviour and physical illness This...

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