Rebecca Sharrock

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

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Being A Writer And Speaker
14 days ago
As a career I write blogs and books (currently I’m working on a book called My Life is a Puzzle), as well as doing public talks at schools and in the community. When I tell people that I do this as a ...
Learning to Walk
22 days ago
Developing the ability to walk and talk were two of the biggest milestones of my life. As I mentioned in a recent blog I recall practicing vocal sounds almost from the moment I left the womb. Yet the ...
Autism Isn't a Life Sentence
25 days 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
a month 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...
What It's Really Like to Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
a month ago
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is widely heard of and spoken about. Yet it is also one of the most misunderstood disorders at the same time. So many people jokingly describe moments of fussiness ...
Learning to Talk
a month ago
It’s well known that children begin to basically talk at around 12 months on average. That’s when a child generally has the mental development, cognitive skills, and has heard enough verbal communicat...