David Gray-Hammond

David Gray-Hammond
David is an autistic adult living in the UK. He is Chief Operating Officer at NeuroClastic, he is in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, and has experienced several complex mental health conditions. His special interests are autism, addiction, mental health, and sexuality and all the places where those things intersect. He is also the author of Emergent Divergence on Wordpress and Facebook.

Weird Pride Day: Changing the narrative

David Gray-Hammond explores the hatred and violence he has faced for being weird, and writes of his hope to change the narrative on this Weird Pride Day.

Why did I use drugs? The feeling of being an autistic addict

I completely replaced who I was. My entire life was about drugs and alcohol. It was literally all I spoke about. All I thought about. All of my hopes and dreams washed away and were replaced by what I thought was a “lifestyle choice.”

The dark side: Facing up to the things I have done as an autistic addict

David Gray-Hammond dispels the myth that autistic people are just adult children incapable of doing self-destructive, violent, or criminal behavior and asks society to consider their role in the circumstances that lead up to a vulnerable and traumatized adulthood.

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