Finding Sensory Joy in Winter

Introduction This is a list of seven sensory items you may find useful throughout winter, although they can be used all year round. The person who sent this list in is an autistic student who really struggles with the coldness and the darkness of winter, so that is what this list focuses on: finding warmth, […]


Explaining & Navigating Executive Dysfunction

Executive Function Humans have this cognitive process called executive function. This is basically how our brains go, “yep, I have a goal or task I ought to get done and I am going to do it”, and then the really neat thing about executive function, is that it is by its very nature executive, it […]

How I Keep Myself (Mostly) On Track

Introduction There are so many systems offered to those under the neurodiversity umbrella to help us stay on track of things: from bullet journals to calendar apps. Usually we are recommended tools from neurotypicals who just don’t quite get how we work. So, in this post, Marina, a wonderfully kind autistic individual, shows their own […]

Tools for University: Referencing with Mendeley

Introduction As tasks begin to mount moving further into the university semester, for some, coursework can be a big struggle. It can be especially hard to keep track of and manage references for essays for individuals who may struggle with executive dysfunction or staying organised due to their autism, ADHD, dyslexia, or other flavour of […]

Five Fantastic Flowcharts for Neurodiverse Brains

We recently got a small influx of emails with resources, which is absolutely wonderful! Taking from some of these recommendations, here are five flowcharts for neurodiverse brains. There is the use of swearing in some of these resources. 1. Why Can’t I Seem to Do An Important Yet Very Simple Task? An executive function focused […]

5 Ways to Cope with Autistic Burnout

Although autistic burnout is something that is not well researched in academia, it is something that has been reported by many lived accounts of autistic individuals. However, a study published last year in the journal Autism In Adulthood titled “Having All of Your Internal Resources Exhausted Beyond Measure and Being Left with No Clean-Up Crew”: […]

AAC in Excel in 5 steps

Due to the cost of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices and their lack of personalisation, and due to my own circumstance as a human with significant challenges with the whole speaking thing, I often build my own tools to help me communicate. I like to sign with the people I am closest too, and […]

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