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.

World Autism Day, the blue problem
23 Feb 2021
It is almost that time again, World Autism Day. The day when many organisations celebrate the diversity of the spectrum. The day when autistic people are put in the spotlight...
2020, what a year!
31 Dec 2020
2020, the year in which Corona (COVID) was most central to our lives. 2020 was a strange year, where we were mainly at home. For me, this year was really...
Hyperfocus and Beginning (tm)
08 Oct 2020
It has been a while since I made a post. This is partly due to a lack of inspiration and partly because I am busy with other things than writing....
Video webinar online!
28 Sep 2020
I gave a webinar on 26 August. This was recorded via Microsoft Teams and I put this recording online. You can watch this video here. So if you didn’t have...
Webinar - The journey to my diagnosis
18 Aug 2020
On the 26th of August at 20:00 in the evening I will give a webinar about my journey to the diagnosis of autism. It will be my personal story in...
Dealing with ableism
09 Jul 2020
Society has a problem. A problem with anomalies. As soon as you deviate from what society sees as the norm, you are closed out. This does not always happen consciously,...
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...
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