Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. Thanks for dropping by. I came across a report about some recent autism research that I want to talk about today, but before we get into that, let me update you on my current vaccination status... Sadly, not everyone appreciates what passes for my sense of humour... … Continue reading Part 106: Squeezing the Balloon
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. It's good to have you back. I'll come to the pirate stuff shortly, but first... As I write this (Friday evening), I'm feeling somewhat off-colour, and it's because of something close to the collective heart of the autistic community... vaccines! Yes, on Thursday I had my covid … Continue reading Part 105: Catching Up
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. It's always great to have you here. Make yourself comfortable, and let's have a nice friendly chat. I mean it. I want this nice and friendly. We might disagree with each other over some things, but that's no reason to... you know... block each other on social … Continue reading Part 104: Shaking Hans – The Asperger Sin
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. It's good to have you here. Before I get onto the main topic of this week's blog, I thought I might update you on the exhaustion I was struggling with last week. Yes, I did go to the gym; I've been back on my three-times-a-week gym schedule. … Continue reading Part 103: (Don’t) Stop That Pigeon
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I've had a tricky week. Last Saturday I went for a walk around the Waverley lake area of Rotherham. It turned into quite a long walk, and I hit some difficulties. To explain why, I have to backtrack quite a long way… I've talked regularly in this … Continue reading Part 102: Eye of the Beholder
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. Thanks for being here as I embark on the second century of blog articles. I use the term "embark" deliberately. I feel like I'm about to embark on a journey into the various offshoots of my neurodivergence over the coming months and probably years. I've been coming … Continue reading Part 101: A Neurodivergent Diversion Or Destination?
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer, for this special 100th blog post! It's been a strange ride at times, and it's startling how much I've learned about autism and myself over the last couple of years or so. Alongside that learning curve, I've been through some pretty severe changes in my life but … Continue reading Part 100: One Hundred Things About Autism
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I seem to have had a really busy week, and I'm not sure where the time has gone, but here I am looking forward to a week of annual leave from work. In theory, I should be having a well-earned rest, but I've got tons of stuff … Continue reading Part 99: Not Making It
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. Thank you for being here, I'm glad to have you aboard for this week's discussion. I've got something pretty important I want to discuss - something that affects many autistic people, and potentially, at one level or another, all autistic people. The subject matter has come about … Continue reading Part 98: Is This the Start of the Breakdown?
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I hope you're all well. I've had a largely uneventful week until Wednesday, when - once again - I found myself having to defend autistic people who self-diagnose, and indeed having to defend self-diagnosis itself. Regular readers will, I'm sure, be able to guess this took place … Continue reading Part 97: Autism Self-Diagnosis – Let’s Go Round Again!