young people’s blogs

There are lots of other young people out there with additional needs. Some young people like to write blogs or record videos about their lives.

person taking selfie using selfie stickIf you’re feeling lonely or scared, reading a blog (or watching a vlog) by someone like you could help you feel less alone, or get ideas on how to cope.

Blogs and vlogs can be good ways to find other young people to talk to about how you feel, too.

Be careful not to tell people personal information about yourself like your last name, phone number, or where you live. The charity SafetyNet has some top tips for staying safe online.

We’ve found some blogs and vlogs by young people with additional needs to get you started.

These aren’t made by or for Amaze, and we might not agree with everything they say. If you aren’t sure if a blog or vlog is suitable for you, ask your parent carer or another trusted adult to check it first.

If someone is going through a bad time they might say things that are upsetting or scary. If you’re worried or upset by what they say, make sure to tell someone like a parent carer, or another trusted adult.

autism

Willow Hope


Aspergers Girl


Finding Hope

Young woman with long red hair and glasses

Hey! I’m Lauren Alex Hooper. Welcome to my little blog! I write about living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as a number of other mental health issues. I’m also a singer-songwriter so I’ll probably write a bit about that too.

Dana Kim

Hello! I’m 17 and diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, I am an aspiring artist who is trying to tackle her mental health, teenage years and the looming reality of Uni and adult life.

fingers resting on edge of laptop


Wired for autism

illustration of a brain that has wiring like the inside of a computer

  • Pen name: Peter Riley
  • Gender: Non-binary AFAB
  • Orientation: Asexual/aromantic
  • Location: UK
  • Age: 19
  • Profession: Writer and artist
  • Special interests:
    • Permanent:
      • Crosswords/puzzles
      • Private Eye
    • Current:
      • Pacific Rim
      • Horror movies
      • Genealogy

You and me and life dealing with the triple A’s

My aim for this blog is to help anyone I can, to help those that struggle with one, or two or three of what I call the ‘Triple A’s’

  • Allergies
  • Autism
  • Anxiety

This isn’t where negatives of my life are going to be shown but as a 15 year old girl whom struggles with all three of these, I’d like to help you as much as I possibly can.

Autism is: feeling isolated in large groups of people, yet completely connected when alone and on the Internet.

learning disabilities

The Daily Dyslexic


Things people with Downs Syndrome are tired of hearing

(This is from a series of videos by BBC Three talking to different types of people.)


Attitude


The Specials

Multi-award winning series following the lives of Sam, Hilly, Lucy, Lewis and Megan, 5 friends with intellectual disabilities who share a house in Brighton.

mental health

Becca Cairns – OCD vlog


doddlevloggle


Laura Nuttall – let’s talk about mental health


Time to change – mental health blogs by young people

Soon I concluded that for me to get better, my friends and teachers needed to know what I was going through. Fortunately I was on good terms with my form tutor who appeared sensitive and understanding. Indeed, this proved to be the case when one day I stayed behind to discuss the problems that I had been having.

Time to change: let's end mental health discrimination


physical disabilities

New Vagabond


 

Arthur’s Place – vlogs and blogs by young adults with arthritis

young man with glasses and short hairThe lack of being able to work is incredibly frustrating. When I was at school and I had a schedule of what I was doing, I felt satisfied by the end of the day, I felt like I’d earned the time to relax and chill out. Now I can’t get a job and I’ve caught myself up in a rut.

sensory impairments

Rikki Poynter


Life of a blind girl

Young woman in a bright pink leopard print dress

My name is Holly and I am 22 years old. I am a York St John University Graduate. I am a lover of music, concerts and all girly stuff. I have been blind since birth, due to a condition called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP).

 

 

If you know any good blogs or vlogs by young people with additional needs that aren’t on this page, please let us know! Email rose@amazesussex.org.uk with a link to the blog and we’ll consider adding it to the page.

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