A white man (Jorik) wearing glasses and headphones around his neck. He is also wearing a black hoodie and red t-shirt. He is holding up a packet of Ontbijtkoek and wears a quizzical expression.

Sunday 4th April 2021 – Autistic at Times of Covid-19: Autistic and… Dutch?

Hi everyone, Hope you’re all enjoying Easter/Pesach or, simply, an excuse to have a quiet day. As I didn’t start work as an autistic activist until I moved to the UK, I’ve often been asked what the situation in Holland is like for autistics. I lived in Holland all my life, not going to the...

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,...

Sunday 10th January 2021 – Autistic (+ ADHD!) at Times of Covid-19: Locked Down + Rejection-Sensitive Dysphoria

What a week. So this week my partner and I had to shelter in place. It’s not been great. I didn’t realise how much I needed to be outside. Since, at least in mainstream culture, the use of the term “freedom” has often stood for “the freedom of the strong to destroy the vulnerable” (see...

Autistic at times of Covid-19 – Sunday 9th August 2020: Autistic at Work #1

Edit: 9th August 2020 I was notified by a friend that I misused the term neurodiverse to refer to people who are autistic, dyslexic, dyspraxic, have add/ADHD and associated conditions and identities. We are, in fact, neurodivergent. Neurodiversity is a spectrum of all neurodiversities, including those who are neurotypical. I will change this in following...

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