My Autistic Self

My blog about myself as an autist and my experiences with autism. Information and explanation for people without autism, a view of the world from someone with autism.

Webinar Vera Helleman - A review
22 Jun 2020
Last week, 17 June 2020, Vera Helleman gave a webinar entitled “The Power of Autism”, about what she called “the three pillars of autism”. Together with about 650 other people...
Talk about autism
10 Jun 2020
Before I was diagnosed with “Asperger’s Syndrome” at the age of 30, I didn’t really know anything about autism. It was something I had never looked at. It was outside...
The art of procrastination ...
03 Jun 2020
There are plenty of times for me to think that I didn’t want to do something in my life. Things I’ve dodged, decisions I haven’t made, or even put off...
Beautiful sides of my autism
19 May 2020 in persoonlijk
Today I was asked the question: “What do you think are the beautiful aspects of your autism?” I think this is a very nice question! Especially because a lot of...
Anxiety, stress, tension and autism
13 May 2020
I had an interview with Autism in Context about fear, stress, tension and autism. This interview was posted on their YouTube channel “Fear and Autism”. On this channel you can...
Self diagnosis in the Netherlands
29 Apr 2020
Diagnosing your own autism when you have no education or experience to do so, is that anything you can do at all? Opinions run out of one. Here in the...
Acceptance of Autism - The How and Why
21 Apr 2020
For some people, accepting the fact that they are autistic is quite a challenge. When I was diagnosed, I was also told that I would go through a grieving process....
How do you think positively? | Stay happy
15 Apr 2020
Following feedback on my previous blog post I am writing this post today. Thinking positive is not the easiest as I already wrote. However, there are a few tricks and...
The power of positivity | Stay happy
08 Apr 2020
It’s a wonderful thing, the human brain. We are able to form thoughts about all kinds of things and yet there are things that don’t always go well. It is...
The AutCast podcast has started!
02 Apr 2020
Today, on world autism day 2020, it is time! My first episode of the AutCast has come online. As part of the autism week I had the idea to launch...
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