My name is Hugh Willis.  I am autistic. 

Having an autism spectrum diagnosis and changing my life narrative has been a difficult journey of self-discovery. Acceptance of my neurodiversity allows me to view my personality traits of seeking knowledge, demonstrating an

Read more “A Life Illuminated”

It was hard to come out as an aspie (a person with Asperger’s syndrome).  I started with some people I thought would be the most safe, but I read that situation poorly.  It’s a strong suit, really, almost like a
Read more “Autism and Friendships Part 1: The Polish of a One-Winged Albatross”

For someone on the spectrum, navigating relationships with neurotypical (non-autistic) people is the social equivalent of assembling an Ikea shelf with missing parts and directions that are out of order, mirror-image, and written in a different language. 

Read more “Autism and Friendships Part 2: 30 Ways to be a Friend to a Person on the Spectrum”