Marcus Mitchell

Blogger, student and writer

I'm Marcus Mitchell and I am a 17 year-old autistic from Cornwall, UK.

I'm delighted to be sharing my life with you all and giving you all an insight from an autistic perspective. You're all wecome to follow the life I live living with autism and hear me talk about how I've overcome a lot of tough challenges and difficulties in my life.

The main purpose of why I became a blogger is that I aim to help others in similar situations and more importantly to show that us young adults should be proud of who we are with or without disabilities.

Thanks for reading, Enjoy!
Autism: Tips To Help You Maintain Your

Autism: Tips To Help You Maintain Your Cool

Nearly every year an anger incident breaks out at home, countless of times the police have been involved and end up arresting me due to my behaviour stepping above the out-of-control zone.
03/10/2016 13:07 BST
OCD: An Insight Of People

OCD: An Insight Of People Obsessions

OCD is something I never seem to talk about often due to my lack of confidence on talking about the subject. I'm usually never brave enough to talk about something that's very private in my life or share it with others. I'm the sort of person who likes to keep things securely stored inside my head because I feel it's much less bother.
08/09/2016 11:27 BST
Autism: Useful Tips For School Teachers | Back To

Autism: Useful Tips For School Teachers | Back To School

​It's the little things that make teaching those with autism a little easier. Although I'm no expert. Autism is growing in awareness, it's important that it should be taught and teachers made more aware. Training teachers about autism will improve their awareness and understanding of how to address a situation or help make things easier. ​
24/08/2016 12:27 BST
A Terrifying Halloween I Want To

A Terrifying Halloween I Want To Forget

It's officially Halloween night and nothing is going my way. I've spent all night upstairs in my bedroom trying to get some video footage for my blog. I was doing a bedroom tour but it just wasn't going right at all, nothing was.
12/08/2016 12:08 BST
The Importance of Understanding

The Importance of Understanding Autism

Autism can have a huge effect on us and families although improving support and misjudgement can make a real difference with how we can become more accepted in life.
27/04/2016 14:03 BST
Help Put a Stop to Abuse of Those With Learning

Help Put a Stop to Abuse of Those With Learning Disabilities

As somebody like Katie Price being in the public eye and especially as a parent of a child with disabilities, I can't imagine the effect it's having on her emotionally and of course the family too. No parent wants to see their child being publicly harassed and abused. It must be uncomfortable to witness. It's absolutely unnecessary and understandably incredibly hurtful. Some say she's using this to gain media attention which I'm sure is ridiculously untrue. I'm sure Katie wouldn't use her child to gain media attention let alone want any of this abuse to carry on.
22/03/2016 11:05 GMT
The Damaging Effect of Sectioning Somebody With

The Damaging Effect of Sectioning Somebody With Autism

As somebody like myself who has autism, I believe being sectioned feels like being locked behind bars. As drastic as it sounds, that's how it feels for most people with autism I'm sure. Being detained within a small environment, being shut away from the outside world and being distant from your loved ones. This to me, sounds very similar to being in a prison in some ways.
14/03/2016 16:35 GMT
Provide Mental Health Facilities For

Provide Mental Health Facilities For Cornwall

The lack of services and facilities are outrageous, I can't imagine how many families have gone through devastation due to the lack of this. How many more people are going to have to experience this before the government do something about it?
07/03/2016 11:16 GMT
Is Learning and Socialising in School Difficult for Those With

Is Learning and Socialising in School Difficult for Those With Autism?

At the moment I go to College. I'm studying Media & Photography to gain qualifications. My social awareness has improved, I've got a bundle of friends at College. To help with my social awareness I have a Learner Support Assistant which eases the added pressure and stress that occurs in my days of studying.
29/02/2016 10:32 GMT
I Can't Control My

I Can't Control My Temper

It's that time of the year again and this time my anger outburst is more serious than ever. It always seems to be around this time of the season as many people tell me. I suppose it's the festive season now and the change get's overwhelming. But that's certainly no excuse for my recent terrible actions...
16/11/2015 13:42 GMT
Living Life - Making A

Living Life - Making A Change

People that don't know me, who have just met me, often say to me that I am a well-mannered and polite young man. I really appreciate what they say as it makes me feel good about myself. They are right, however I believe they're are two sides to every person, not just the saying 'two sides to every story'. I don't necessarily mean that I am a bad person, I'm just allowing myself to be honest about the other half of me...
23/10/2015 10:33 BST
Myself And

Myself And Autism

Most people often say to me "Looking at you, I wouldn't have known you have autism" after I explain to them. Some who have autism are more severe than others. Me, I am not so severe however I'm still very autistic and my needs are very complex. Ask me if I'm educated and aware of my diagnosis, I would say yes, I am. It takes a lot for somebody who's autistic to understand their disability. I suppose it depends how severely autistic you are on a scale of 1-10.
14/10/2015 16:11 BST