There are lots of good people in the writer's group, Navigating Indieworld I am part of, but one of the best is Angel M B Chadwick, who always goes above and beyond to help others. Despite the time-consuming jobs of being a separated parent of a non-verbal autistic boy, an inventor, author and playwright, Angel still manages... Continue Reading →
As someone who is almost certainly on the spectrum but has reached the age of (almost) 40 without being either assessed or diagnosed it's important that books like these are out there to help parents identify children on the spectrum - if they don't suspect their children may be autistic they are unlikely to have... Continue Reading →
I know how this feels, I have days when I just sit there, staring at the computer with a mental list of things to do, utterly unable to get moving on anything.
I'm a little embarrassed to admit this but the other day I had an article I wrote posted on a writer's site and I plum forgot to let you all know about it. Now that I've remembered, here's the link, in case any of you would like to read about what it's like for me... Continue Reading →
I was going to title this post Autism vs Social Media, but that seems unfair to the people who are anti or unsocial but don't have autism or mental health problems as a reason (some people simply prefer to avoid people). I have encountered a number of discussions on Goodreads recently about the need for... Continue Reading →
This is yet another article on this subject that I feel a whole-hearted resonance with - I have experienced everything said here myself. I don’t talk about my anger issues any more. They are behind me now and I don’t like to dwell on negative things in the past. When I was younger I... Continue Reading →
Today I am suffering the agony of writer's block - not with regard to my books, I'm in editing mode on Where There's A Will and it's going really well, and I'm pretty sure if I were to sit down with one of my many book ideas I would have no problem there. No, I'm... Continue Reading →
I have to agree with this, I don't want to have to explain myself to people, I want them to understand what my condition is, why I am the way I am, and to give some consideration to the difficulties I have dealing with social situations.
I'm in the process of sorting out an assessment (I have autism/aspergers but have no idea the extent of it) so this was quite interesting.