Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. Thank you for being here. I like writing this blog but, to be honest, I don't do it for myself; I appreciate everyone who visits and reads it. This week's blog might be a bit shorter than some of my epics, for no reason other than my … Continue reading Part 115: Communication Mode Conflict
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. It's nice to have you here once more. I have something to talk about this week that has annoyed me beyond belief. This goes right to the heart of acceptance for autistic people, and understanding of autism in general. Frustratingly, I'm almost certain that this message will … Continue reading Part 114: Doth Protest Too Much
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, 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. 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!
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. Guess what most of the talk has been about in the UK autistic community over the last couple of days? Yes, it's the BBC documentary, Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism. I voiced my fears about this TV show before it aired, and some people … Continue reading Part 68: When Paddy Met Simon