An anthropologist on Earth

At first glance, the inhabitants of Earth look very much like we do. Their clothes might not be so colourful or intricately decorated as ours, but they are made with the same fabrics and use buttons and clips to fasten much as we do.  It is noticeable though, that they utilise the concept of matchingContinue reading “An anthropologist on Earth”

The diagnostic criteria. We need to change the words!

I have decided to take offence. Everyone else seems to be taking offence at anything and everything, and so I have decided to join in.  So maybe I do not have difficulty interacting with my peers after all? All of the words are subjective and pejorative.  They all imply deficits and criticisms.  ‘Impairment, inappropriate, narrow,Continue reading “The diagnostic criteria. We need to change the words!”

Let me try and translate.

During a recent training day which focussed on the presentation of girls and women with Autism, Tony Attwood discussed what he calls ‘the Italian traffic lights.’ Just as Italian drivers often seem to fail to recognise the red light, so autistic girls and women often don’t see the signals to stop. I have been thinkingContinue reading “Let me try and translate.”

Women with Autism – misdiagnosed and mis-understood.

Women with autism are being misdiagnosed and misunderstood. We need to talk about this. Would the real me please step forward?