Rhiannon’s story:

I interviewed Rhiannon for my final article. Not all that we spoke about made it into the final cut, so here’re some more of her thoughts. Nobody had ever suspected that Rhiannon was autistic – not even herself. She had even worked with young autistic teenagers in her twenties. She says: “I realised that we…

Anne’s story

Anne was one of the women I interviewed for my final article – a mother of three boys, she started to wonder whether she too, might be autistic after her sons got their diagnoses. By the time it came for her own assessment, she already knew a lot about autism through the discussions with her…

Glossary

When talking about autism, there are a lot of terms thrown around used to describe it. Here’s a small sample of words that might be useful to know when finding out more about autism and Asperger’s. The preferred terms may vary from person to person, so I’ve included a little explanation to go with each…

Creativity and passion – Historical women with Asperger’s

Attention to detail, immense dedication to their work and interests and difficulties with social skills – these are some of the characteristics often attached to autistic women. Asperger syndrome was first diagnosed in 1944, so it’s impossible to say whether these historical women truly where autistic or not. Nonetheless, the claims are compelling. The ability…

Understanding AS: Rob Cain

Understanding AS features guest posts from people with Asperger’s. The contributors share their insight on what it’s like to live with this varied condition. While the main focus of the project remains on the female condition, this section of the blog opens the floor to more people. In the first installment of guest posts, Rob…