Part 106: Squeezing the Balloon

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

Part 97: Autism Self-Diagnosis – Let’s Go Round Again!

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!

Part 91: Untethered Autism

Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. Guess what? I've got some opinions about what autism is. And so do millions of other autistic people; that's right, they've got opinions about autism, too. Some of those autistic people will have almost identical opinions as me. Some will be a bit different, but with a … Continue reading Part 91: Untethered Autism

Part 78: Putting Out the Fire

Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I hope you're all well. I've had another mixed week, marred by the disappointment of not getting the flat I wanted, and by having to attend more medical appointments than I would have liked (one is too many), only to find I need further tests. There's not … Continue reading Part 78: Putting Out the Fire