Month August 2021

My Emotional Labour of a Late Autism Diagnosis

For the longest time, I felt like I lived out of my body. My life experience never quite made sense, for I’ve had to work harder to belong, and still felt quite foreign. Even as a child and adolescent in school, I was compelled to roleplay multiple characters adapting to different situations and social settings. It was as if I had a rolodex filed away in my brain, filled with personalities from films, songs, books, or pop culture. Sometimes, I also filed away traits and personalities of people who made an impression on my mind.

5 Gift Ideas for Children on the Spectrum

Buying presents for children can be daunting with so many options to choose from at toy stores. Children on the autism spectrum are more likely to have limited or fixed interest. So, it is understandable when those who are not caregivers or immediate family members are at a loss on what to buy for a child on the spectrum as gift. Here are some ideas to help you along the process.