Pete Wharmby's Autism and Teaching Blog
Thoughts on autism, education and SEN.
Saturday, 7 September 2019
Guidelines on how to work, play and live with autistic people.
Hello. Are you #autistic? No? Cool. Now then, here are a few guidelines for how to work, play and live with #autistic people. I hope they...
Monday, 2 September 2019
Autism and Health
Autism and how it affects our general health - a thread to try to raise awareness of the difficulties #autistic people face. Please share...
Friday, 30 August 2019
Autism and Pokemon - why are they so connected?
Autism and Pokemon - a slightly less stressful post. But it will be interesting! I promise! Share if you want to look like a massive nerd......
Autism in the Workplace - Part One
Not all #autistic people will be able to work. The comorbities of the condition (depression, anxiety, learning difficulties) can make it im...
Thursday, 29 August 2019
Autistic People and the Need for Justice
#Autistic people often have intensely strong feelings of justice and fairness, to the point where it is seen as a characteristic trait. This...
Tuesday, 27 August 2019
My letter to The Guardian
Dear sir/madam, I was very disappointed to see the opinion piece on autism yesterday, by Tom Clements. As an active autistic advocate,...
Monday, 26 August 2019
Neurodiversity is Not 'Fashion'. A Rebuttal.
Neurodiversity - a thread. #autism #autistic #ADHD #Dyslexia /1 (takes deep breath)... Today an article about the 'over-diagnosis'...
Autistic Burnout - We Need to Take This Seriously
Autistic burnout. A really miserable thread but maybe the most important one yet. Please share. #autistic #autism #burnout /1 (I'm se...
Sunday, 25 August 2019
Holidays as an autistic person: a thread on why holidays are possibly evil but probably worth it in the end. Let's start with holidays...
Autistic Meltdowns - a guide.
Tonight's stroll through the parks and glades of #autistic life will descend into one of the darker, more chaotic valleys of autism - t...
Friday, 23 August 2019
Dialled Up to Eleven - autistic sensory issues in school.
Hello. Here follows a list of potential sensory hazards for children in schools. Share if you can, as it's usually a pretty straightfo...
Teaching autistic students - behaviour management
Reasons why #autistic children may present challenging behaviour in class at school. A thread, and an incomplete list. (sorry to fill you...
Friday, 13 April 2018
The Story of the Titanic is Powerful Enough Without Convoluted Conspiracy Theories
Spend any amount of time on YouTube and you will soon discover a realm of paranoia and distrust - a world of conspiracy theories beamed...
Friday, 23 March 2018
Living with Autism - a series of Twitter Threads
Over the last week, in preparation for the often well-meaning but sadly pretty misguided National Autism Week, I have written a series of th...
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