Life and Creativity of a Person living with Multiple Neurological Disorders

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My Neurologically Challenged Journey

I was asked to write a brief narrative of my life in the context of my neurological disorders and mental health to be used as a part of an educational book. I needed to fit in everything from the abuse… Continue Reading →

It is a scary time for some people with Tourette’s

Over the years many people have made big changes in the opinion and understanding of Tourette Syndrome, we have felt more comfortable out in public and less embarrassed about our tic’s. There is still some stigma, lack of understanding and… Continue Reading →

Fight or Flight needs a freeze

From personal experiences, observing friends, family and acquaintances I have concluded that the term fight or flight, a term I use often to describe many situations should have a third addition and that is ‘freeze’. Personally, while under a sensory… Continue Reading →

The Bunsen burnt bench

Something doesn’t feel right today as I walk to school, when i pass through the gates and approach the entrance my whole body feels a bit weird. Opening the double doors they creak loudly, the sound is very irritating and… Continue Reading →

Neurodiversity, Covid 19 and the Lockdown. ‘We need to talk’

For everyone this is a very surreal time indeed, the shops are nothing like they used to be, we are isolated from family and friends, routines for most have been replaced with social distancing measures and the whole world in… Continue Reading →

Shopping with Tourette’s during a Pandemic, What could possibly go wrong?

I wake and my brain begins to load up like an old laptop. The surreal reality of the pandemic lockdown begins to take over my thoughts and feelings for yet another day. The words Covid 19 play through my head… Continue Reading →

The angry art teacher

I like Art, It’s a good lesson and I feel less twitchy when I’m busy painting and drawing. Mr Mizer our art teacher looks a bit like a farmer and the word around the school is he actually lives on… Continue Reading →

Finding my lost tribe

Without realising it I have been searching for my lost tribe most of my life. I only realised I had been looking and that they exist when I finally found them. Even then at first glance they seemed alien to… Continue Reading →

The leotarded footballer

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy PE is always a guessing game; we never know what we will be doing until we are through the changing room doors even then all we know is if it’s… Continue Reading →

Who would have thought the worst kid in school would be doing what I am doing right now.

Being undiagnosed and in denial I have had to learn to navigate through life using many techniques. School was extremely difficult, but I managed to leave with 7 GCSE’s and a bad reputation. I attempted the military which ended after… Continue Reading →

Slapped face and broken panes

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy The bell rings to signal end of registration, the class jumps into action and heads for the door. Its best to hang back and let them all get out first… Continue Reading →

School Trip Trouble

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy The best school trips are the ones you spend the journey there and back with your mates singing and having a laugh on the coach, much better than being in… Continue Reading →

Express yourself and leave

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy Music exam, brilliant, I love music. Miss McQueen is a great music teacher, she is often fun and frequently funny, I don’t get along with most teachers and most teachers… Continue Reading →

‘Of mice and men’ ‘Daydreams and Tics’

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy English and I’m at the front of the class, this is a nightmare! I can feel eyes burning the back of my head causing it to flick back and forth… Continue Reading →

The soggy teacher

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy Biology and no sign of Mrs Humes in the lab, the girls take the lead and we all go in. Everyone is taking their places like good little pupils. why… Continue Reading →

My Wife and I on the BBC talking about my Tourette’s Diagnosis in 2013

Well worth a listen as my wife didn’t really notice for 6 years that i had tourette syndrome but thought something was really wrong. Click the link below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p017tfp1

No filters or efficient communication ? ADHD,Tourette’s and me.

Living with ADHD, Tourette’s, ASD and all the other things that tag along, communicating with Neurotypical’s can often end with misunderstanding and offence. This is usually because I have no filters, I do not see the offence in things and… Continue Reading →

My article on living with Tourette Syndrome in 2015

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/living-with-tourettes-syndrome-tips-9543516

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