Researching autism

Are we witnessing insurrection against the final taboo? Or are we becoming fallout from the friendly fire of duplicity? This month, September 2021, two major research initiatives into autism have hit the news. Hailed as breakthroughs in the bid to further knowledge and understanding of autism they have been less well-received in some quarters. Namely,…

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One Autistic View

Thursday, 29 July 2021 Was it something I did? was it something I said? kaleidoscope words twisting round in my head. Each innocent word I thought was so clear, churning up waters, distorting ideas. Catching on weeds, disturbing rank silt, rustling spiked sedge root, calmness unbuilt. Mind undercurrents distort thought and word stifle each utterance…

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World Book Day: 4 March 2021

On the importance of reading Recently my husband saw an article on Virginia Woolf and Why We Read. It included mention of the book “Genius and Ink: Virginia Woolf on How to Read”. It seems fitting that my copy will be arriving through the post today – 4th March, World Book Day 2021. The article…

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Week Two: Setting off

This is the end of the second week of my new Open University studies. It has been fulfilling and enlightening. As all useful education should be. The Ups Spent some time wandering through the OU Library Service, made a few notes, then carried on with other things. Yesterday I did a general (Google) search on…

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Journey Interrupted; Now Resumed

Return to Study: The Ups, Downs, and SidewaysWeek One, Starting Out The Ups The door has been unlocked, I’ve been readmitted, and it’s great to be back, researching a topic of my own choosing while nestled in the arms of the OU’s tried-and-tested higher education system: Challenged. Reassured. Supported autonomy.The OU Online Library service has…

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Art, coming out of lockdown#1

At this time when things are re-shaping themselves I thought I’d offer my take on an artist who was famed for blocking his world with colour and geometry: Mondrian. At the time I created it I was attending a DBT course aimed at supporting autistic people. Life within Therapy I created this Mondrian inspired grid…

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