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The Facebook autism mom

I don’t know why I do it to myself! A few months ago I joined a load of Facebook groups in the hope that I might be able to recruit research participants for the study I’m working on. Some of them were for parents of autistic children. Any autistic adult will tell you they are…

The politest rejection

Today was our monthly meeting where all the PIs and research assistants/post docs get together via Teams and go over what’s been happening and what we need to do. It’s the first one since I was turned down for a PhD studentship on a prescribed PhD where one of the other site PIs was a…

The undiscovered

I’m in a workshop and the chap who is presenting it is a biologist (insects, maybe). He said that I’m on the spectrum which is weird because my brother got rid of his Spectrum decades ago because the Commadore 64 was better. He’s just said his daughter has just been diagnosed with ASD and he’s…

The rejections

So I’m pretty sure I have set a new record for most rejections for PhDs. Which is odd given that I’m a genius with several degrees and plenty of experience. Or maybe it’s not so odd when you consider how totally fucked up the world is.

The PhDs

I just realised that I’ve not published a post so far this year, probably because I’ve been too busy living life to comment on it! I’ve applied for 4 PhDs. Apparently this is a lot but when you’ve experienced the things I’ve experienced in academia, it’s better to be safe than sorry. A couple of…

The freedom of speech argument (in a nutshell)

When I was about 12 years old, I made a school project about censorship. The general gist was that censorship is bad. It was called dogmatic by my teacher and I would agree but it’s just another autistic trait that nobody noticed. It focussed too much on the court trial of a magazine called Oz…

The graduation

So I finally attended a graduation ceremony after amassing nearly 4 degrees! The whole run up to the day was an absolute nightmare, not least because I currently live nearly 500 miles away from my previous university. Issues ranging from getting my name wrong and then trying to insist I supply them with evidence to…

The profoundness of autism aka the offensive article

So some non autistic people have been up to their old tricks and writing articles about us based on their singular anecdotal experience of their autistic child. I avoided reading the actual article till today but did read my boss’s response as soon as it was online because she’s amazing. I got a bit sidetracked…

The money

Anyone who knows me well enough knows that my main focus in life currently is to secure funding for a PhD. I acknowledge that I have a big chip on my shoulder about people that aren’t particularily clever who get funding based on anything other than being the best person to research the thing that…

The psychology masters pt2

Just to let you all know, my minor corrections were accepted and I am due to graduate at the end of November. I don’t currently have the spoons to explain how difficult it was getting this far. I have some holiday booked tomorrow so I’ll and fill this entry out then.

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