Autism HWB

Autistic Health and Wellbeing

Autistic Health and Wellbeing is a space for autistic people to share the things that they have found helpful and healing.

It was set up by Florence Neville and Rhiannon Lloyd-Williams in response to Florence’s research into how autistic women with an interest in health have used that knowledge to create their own healthy lifestyles. We include contributions on a range of topics, from the big things like how to radically change your whole life, to a few gentle adjustments that might help smooth the way.

If you are autistic and would like to join our contributors in sharing your knowledge, then we would love to hear from you!

Flo and Rhi

Flo and Rhi met each other online not long after receiving their autism diagnoses. They were both writing about autism, with Flo’s focus on health and Rhi’s interest in happiness, it seemed a match made in heaven.

For more articles contributed by our knowledgeable autistic contributors, and researched through their own trial and error, check out our Blog

Autism, Autodidacts and Autonomy

The inspiration for this website came from Flo’s research masters study. She interviewed late diagnosed autistic women to find out how they learned about and managed their own health and wellbeing. Read more about the findings of that study here

Body

Many autistic people have physical health conditions that cause fatigue, digestive problems and chronic pain. While these conditions aren’t always curable our contributors have developed approaches that you might find helpful.

Mind

Overload, anxiety, brain-fog, burnout; for autistic people living in a non-autistic world, these are common challenges. Here we share and explore ways to find calm and happiness in a chaotic world.

Home

Home is more than a place, it’s a feeling. Finding or creating space that doesn’t challenge sensory sensitivities, developing routines that soothe you, being creative and carving out time to enjoy your own company are all a part of bringing you home.

This site is not designed to give medical advice, always consult a health care professional before making changes.

Before foraging for plants etc. always consult an expert to avoid accidental poisoning.