This is a place run by autistic people for autistic people. It’s based on Flo’s Masters project which looked into how some autistic people use their focus and interests to create successful ways to make their lives healthier. It’s a great study which you can read more about on the website.
Off the back of the study, we wanted to share the words of autistic people and their strategies, and so the website was born. This is about peer-learning and listening to what works for you. There are great posts about visualisation, forest-bathing, running, foraging, nutrition and so much more. We invite anyone who would like to volunteer a post to contact through AutismHWB.com‘s contact sheet. That way the resource can grow and expand to suit more people.
Not every method will work for everyone, but the more we share the more chance we have of finding techniques that work with us and for us.
Given the inevitable Christmassing and Holidaying on the horizon, I want to share my post about Constructive Adventing. This is what I will be doing to get through the advent period with some semblance of myself. I hope you enjoy it:-
The Christmas season is almost upon us, and this year I’m going to be doing advent a little differently. I already have a wooden advent calendar with little doors, that I picked up in a car boot sale many years ago.
Last year I filled it with snowflake window-stickers for the children to make the house more and more wintry as the days passed. I usually go for chocolate treats. There’s something about that build up to the mayhem that is Christmas, that needs some noting.
But this year, whilst the children can enjoy their treats, we adults are taking a different tone. I’ve often looked wistfully at the gin advent calendars, but then question the wisdom of planning to drink every day of the month. And what if I forget a day? Would I have to double, triple, quadruple up?!
I love Christmas. I love the family rituals that I stick to, I love our patterns. I love spending time with my children and watching the magic through their eyes, but that’s not to say that I don’t find it immensely stressful too.
I used to get, ‘ill’ every Christmas. I would push myself on through read more…