Rebecca Sharrock

I'm an autistic person who is making a career from writing, public speaking and advocacy work. 

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Autism Isn't a Life Sentence
3 months ago
Quite often when a person (or a parent’s son or daughter) is diagnosed with autism or anything else that’s medically termed a disability, sympathy is expressed as to how hard it must be for the parent...
We All Possess Different Kinds of Memory
3 months ago
Our memories are a very important part of our life because they make up our entire experience of living. Without our memories, we would have no sense of self or any other sense of being alive. There a...
How it Feels to Have an Autistic Meltdown
3 months ago
Autistic meltdowns are a common occurrence, and are hence becoming widespread knowledge amongst the autism community. An autistic meltdown may be mistaken for a temper tantrum. Yet there are a few key...
I Never See Facial Expressions
4 months ago
In an art class in high school, I drew and painted a picture of Harry Potter flying a broomstick in the Hogwarts Quidditch Stadium. When I took my completed painting to the teacher, she asked about wh...
Life as a Female with Autism
4 months ago
Throughout the past few decades, autism diagnoses have skyrocketed for both genders. There are various theories for this that have been brought up in the community. Autism also appears to affect more ...
Enabling Autistic People to Cope with Change
4 months ago
It’s a well-known fact that those of us with autism have a lot of difficulty coping with any sort of change. These include changes of routine, changes of environment, and also times when things don’t ...