Autism HWB

Autistic Health and Wellbeing

Autism Health and Wellbeing (AutismHWB) is a space for autistic people to share the things that they have found helpful and healing. It was set up in 2019 by Florence Neville (Flo) and Rhiannon Lloyd-Williams (Rhi).

All articles are written by autistic contributors and cover a range of topics describing strategies that can help make life easier. If you are autistic (no clinical diagnosis necessary) and would like to join our contributors in sharing your knowledge, then we would love to hear from you!

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

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.

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.

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Instructions for an easy breathing and visualisation exercise written by Flo and recorded by Rhi

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Do you have a toolkit?

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.