Doubting

It’s easy for other people to doubt us when we say we have an invisible disability, after all they can’t see it and they either know nothing about the disability or what they do know is so stereotypical that it doesn’t match what they know of you. It still hurts when they say we are […]

PDA and attachment disorder aren’t the same

I recently came across a blog post where the writer was stating that PDA doesn’t exist and these individuals are actually children who have been mistreated and abused, that they actually have attachment disorder. This made me rather angry. Firstly the person has no experience of PDA children and secondly their perception of autism was […]

How to tell if it’s ODD or PDA

ODD – deficit or injury to the brain, genetic personality trait making them more prone to having ODD or environmental PDA – genetic ODD – may have autism/Asperger’s as well, although some believe autistic people cannot also have ODD as those types of traits are common in autism difficulties anyway PDA – a sub-type of […]

The ways I don’t quite fit the Autism label.

I have a diagnosis of Asperger’s. When I first learnt about Autism I thought the label fit me. As it’s a spectrum it made sense that not everything applied to myself. I am terrible at maths. There’s not really any ‘one’ thing that I’m good at. I don’t have one particular obsession. Routine doesn’t work […]

Riko :D

Hi, my name is Riko Ryuki and I have been diagnosed with having Asperger’s syndrome. This is a neurological difference in the way my mind works as opposed to someone with an NT (neurotypical) brain. I see the world differently to everyone else and because of this I have trouble with a lot of things […]

Asperger’s

Recently I’ve been thinking that I probably have Asperger’s. It’s a disorder whereby the brain is wired differently and so doesn’t work the same as people whose brain is NT (nuro-typical) or ‘normal’. It means that I have trouble understanding some things, I can’t deal with emotions the same as others and some of my […]