Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I've been thinking a lot about the double empathy problem, and coming to the conclusion that it is among the most important issues affecting autistic people. If you're unfamiliar with the double empathy problem, there's a decent introduction to it on Wikipedia, with plenty of springboard links. … Continue reading Part 109: Right to be Wrong
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. If you're having a remotely good week, you're having a better week than me. I've felt physically exhausted all week, and have had a couple of nights of poor sleep, leaving me feeling irritable and demotivated. It's not helping seeing the absolute mess the UK is in, … Continue reading Part 107: The Grand Design
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 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?