Autistic Pride Day 2020: Why I am STILL proud to be Autistic

Autistic Pride Day 2020: Why I am STILL proud to be Autistic

Welcome back, dear readers, to the return of A2L’s blog after a long absence! Suffice it to say, 2020 has been a very strange year for all of us …  and a very difficult one at that. Never could we have imagined this year would turn out quite like it has. For many of...

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University Mental Health Day – 7 Useful Apps

University Mental Health Day – 7 Useful Apps

DSA is a fantastic resource to support students with a disability, learning difficulty or mental health condition, however sometimes we can all use a little extra support and a mobile app that can be with you at all times can be a great resource;...

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Would You Rather? Time to Talk Day

Would You Rather? Time to Talk Day

Here’s a question for you today, dear readers – would you rather a) walk around with a debilitating stress or b) be mocked for getting the appropriate help? Somehow, I have a feeling we’d be shocked at how many people would choose option A. Subconsciously...

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Winnie The Pooh Day 2020

Bet you never thought you’d read a blog from A2L about a kid’s show, right dear readers? Even if it was A.A. Milne’smasterpiece? Well as it turns out, deep in the hundred acre wood where Christopher Robin plays, there is far more wisdom and anthropological value to be...

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Choose Respect : Anti-Bullying Week 2018

Choose Respect : Anti-Bullying Week 2018

The topic of this very special week, dear reader – anti-bullying – is a subject very near and dear to my own heart, given my … well, my past experiences of being bullied. Some of you might have your own bullying horror stories to tell, therefore you know...

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Coping with Stress: Mental Health Week 2018

Coping with Stress: Mental Health Week 2018

Since learning as recently as March that I have a diagnosis of Generalised Anxiety Disorder on top of being Autistic, dear readers, this week carries more personal significance for me than ever before. Much like coming to terms with my Autism back in 2011,...

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Above and Beyond: The Student Consultants

Above and Beyond: The Student Consultants

The Student Consultant team of Access2Learn; who are we? What is our purpose? What on Earth am I talking about when I introduce myself as a Student Consultant, dear reader? Usually, when people hear that job title, they give me a blank look, as if I’d just said,...

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