Autistic self-advocate, mentor and speaker; diagnosed as an adult while doing a degree in Autism Studies, now doing an MA also in Autism Studies. My dissertation is looking at the relationship between autism acceptance and quality of life in autistic adults. Mum of two young girls, one of whom is also autistic; Twitter enthusiast; dog lover, cat slave; living in rural Scotland. Interests include autism and mental health, autism advocacy and legislation, autistic parenting and making people laugh, probably in an autism-related way. I made a short film challenging autism stereotypes called “Talking In Pictures” https://youtu.be/Rg62Fp6RUZs I am also a mentor on this popular free online autism course https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/autism Slightly obsessed with autism.