Autism

My son and I have Asperger’s Syndrome. Being autistic is not a negative thing for us. Our brains work differently – we are only disabled by the way our society treats autistic people. I am committed to educating people about autism and feel really strongly that educators and other professionals need a much better understanding of what it means to work with and support autistic people.

Autistic Spectrum: a world of black and white – a series of photographs to illustrate aspects of life with autism.

a personal photo essay: two sides to every story

Many of my blog posts talk about our experience of living with, laughing with and often crying with autism.

Autistic learners

This week we are holding #OLsuccess week which is designed to capture voices of online learners - people with a particular preference or need to access their learning online. This might be through choice or may be something that they have to do as part of a face to...

Blogging for 10 years

The photo for this post is a pic of our lovely greyhound who came to live with us 10 years ago. Sadly, she died this week (at the grand old age of 16). We all loved her and will miss her a lot.  I was reading a post by Martin Weller the other day who was...

asperger syndrome – myths and reality

I don't often just feature someone else's video in my blog but I watched this today and feel it really deserves wide dissemination and appreciation. It is made by KonstantinosPapathanasiou and was self funded. It contains really good contributions from people with...

A Christmas tale

It all began on a dark November evening, when out of nowhere a storm brought the town to a standstill. A bolt of lightening hit Whithorn in the middle of the night and killed 8 cows, several computers, internet hubs and phone lines. No humans were killed as far as we...

the purpose of education

Our son has made us question every aspect of our lives and our place in society. Like most families we encounter informal learning opportunities every day. However we decided not to participate in the formal education offered by the state. We learn at home, in our...

two sides to every story – a dilemna

I have a dilemna due to using a Creative Commons (CC) licence on one of my photographs on flickr. The photo is part of a project that I did in 2006 for the flickr UTATA group which aimed to tells the positives and negatives of having aspergers syndrome to increase...

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