On Being an Autistic 3-year-old

My first school photograph sits on the bookcase in my study. I say “school”, but it was nursery school and I was just a few weeks past my third birthday. “Awww,” you might have said, or maybe “ahhh.” How cute!
 But you’re not saying that, are you? Because you can see the picture, rather than … Read more On Being an Autistic 3-year-old

The Naming of Toys

               The Naming of Cats                The naming of cats is a difficult matter.                It isn’t just one of those holiday games.                You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter,                When I tell you a cat must have three different names.                                                                                   –T. S. Eliot When I was a kid, my mother bred siamese cats. … Read more The Naming of Toys

A-Z of Autism

A is for Autism, Asperger’s, Aspies, Ability, Abuse, Attwood, Acceptance. B is for Bullying. C is for Clumsiness, Communication, Colour, Crowds, Confusion, Claustrophobia. D is for Detail, Diagnosis, Doctors, Depression, Disability, Distress. E is for Education, Employment. F is for Focus, Fascination, Friends. G is for Genetics. H is for Humiliation, Honesty, Headphones, Humour. I … Read more A-Z of Autism