This is my response to the quite-frankly, ravingly-paranoid article I found printed in hard copy in the magazine.   The infamous blogger and social media contributor, Jonathan Mitchell, had submitted the article to the UK Magazine and boasted how he did

Read more “An open letter to the Spectator’s anti-neurodiversity article: THE DANGERS OF NEURODIVERSITY”

The pure lack of knowledge and understanding of Autism has been the catalyst for teachers treating Scott with utter disrespect, neglect, and abuse. I am a teacher myself, and my husband is a manager in the health and disability sector. We have walked away from many meetings scratching our heads at the utter ignorance and inflexibility in attitudes and practices.

This thought experiment has been profound in helping me to understand some of the differences in neurotypical and Aspergian empathy.  I knew already that the identity of someone neurotypical is social and emotional, whereas the identity of the aspie is
Read more “Part 5: My Personal Journey Through this Empathy Series”