Life and Creativity of a Person living with Multiple Neurological Disorders

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Hiding Neurodiversity in plain sight: A lifetime of Masking, Suppressing and Acting.

Growing up in a violent home, being unnoticed was important, from a very early age I learned the art of masking and suppressing the conditions I didn’t even know I had. The skills that I mastered as a child and… Continue Reading →

The flying onion

Home from school and my tea shovelled down, I’m off out to call for my mates. I never know who will be coming out, I go to Paul’s house first, he joins me and we head off to call for… Continue Reading →

My Neurologically Challenged Journey

Sticky Post

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 →

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 →

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 →

Is bullying cleansing schools of LD children?

Are some schools allowing bullying to lower the number of children with additional needs? I am aware of more and more cases where children with additional needs are being bullied, the bullying is not being dealt with appropriately, the victims… Continue Reading →

The solitary school cell

  Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy It’s Monday morning registration, Mrs Smales hadn’t started the register before Mrs Julene the head of year walks in, this woman hates me with a passion. She is stood… 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 →

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