Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I hope you are all well. If you're wondering how I'm doing, I guess the best answer I could give is as well as can be expected under the circumstances. I'm still dealing with the emotional fallout from pulling out of buying a house, as I discussed … Continue reading Part 125: Autism Awareness Is Not Autism Acceptance
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Part 114: Doth Protest Too Much
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
Part 90: The Child is Father of the Man
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I hope you are all well. As regular readers know, I've not been well, recently. While the issues with depression and anxiety continue, I am constantly struggling with physical health niggles, too. One day this week, one of those physical niggles flared up quite badly, to the … Continue reading Part 90: The Child is Father of the Man
Part 77: The Burden
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I hope you're all well. Me, not so much. This week's blog post might end up being a bit shorter than usual (but hopefully just as lively as ever) as I'm not feeling particularly well, just now. I've been struggling with a physical health issue for a … Continue reading Part 77: The Burden
Part 69: The Cult of Celebrity Autism
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. Aren't celebrities odd? We're going to talk about that today, and how it relates to autism. But first, let's practice our neurotypical small talk, and chat about the weather! We've had some cold and nasty winter weather, recently, haven't we? It's a tricky time of year, being … Continue reading Part 69: The Cult of Celebrity Autism
Part 68: When Paddy Met Simon
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
Part 55: Simon Baron-Cohen Strikes Again!
Hello, and welcome back to a special midweek edition of The Autistic Writer! Yes, I know, it's not like me to deviate from routine (autistic in-joke, Simon), but I couldn't resist it. This morning, I almost choked on my sesame seed bagel when I was scrolling through Twitter, and came across an article from the … Continue reading Part 55: Simon Baron-Cohen Strikes Again!