Asperger;s Syndrome

Forrest Gump's First Cousin and the Pope's Piecemeal War...

James Christie | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
James Christie

It wouldn't be a funny story if I did a talk at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on the day piecemeal war broke out, but that may come to pass. I seem t...

Child, Dead

James Christie | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK
James Christie

You might think this one's about gun control, but while I'm sick to death of dumb and demented right wing groups who seem to think they'd somehow be a...

Psychological Cotton Wool - My Autism Mum First Aid Kit

Suzanne Burnett | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Parents
Suzanne Burnett

I've found I'm defensive and sensitive, the smallest remark goes round my head for days, beating myself up about a comment from someone I barely know. Blame tiredness, loneliness, lack of self-esteem but sometimes I wish my brain would give me a break.

Chasing the Deer with Rowling...

James Christie | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK
James Christie

So let me get this straight. J. K. Rowling, who lives in Scotland, pays her taxes, donated over £10 million to the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurolo...

Road Rage Rants and the Sound of Thunder...

James Christie | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK
James Christie

Funny thing about Ronnie Pickering's road rage... I did the same myself once. I was at a roundabout near the bottom of Birmingham which verges decor...

I Just Found a Small Bit of Popcorn in my Daughter's Bum Cleavage #popcornbum

Jill Finch | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Jill Finch

It was rediscovered by my husband, ahem, and then quickly forgotten again until daughter was born. Whilst poring over every gorgeous inch of her lovely marshmallowy-soft baby body, we discovered she had inherited a money pocket.

Battles for Britain...

James Christie | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
James Christie

Remembrance of the rancid Scottish referendum (a battle for Britain?) and the real Battle of Britain came on much the same day, leading me to the sour...

R&R on the King's Road, Spectre of a Glorious Summer

James Christie | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

You'd think a fiftysomething Asperger would be the worst possible choice for a job like this; but over the last seven years I've found that, autism or not, my late father's public speaking ability has been downloaded directly into me - I can socialize, cope with travel and talk to an audience at the drop of a hat - and I understand how the neuro-typical world works.

9 to 5 or 14/27?

James Christie | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

As I once wrote in Dear Miss Landau, "have you ever met one of those people who always end up standing in the kitchen at parties? The geeky weirdo wit...

My Message to George - Protect Disabled People from Benefit Cuts

Mark Lever | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Lever

David Cameron has spoken of his belief in a 'compassionate nation' - one that protects the most vulnerable. If his Government is serious about this, they need to make sure that they protect all disability benefits and housing benefit for younger disabled people. Only then will people on the autism spectrum receive the support they need to live independent and fulfilling lives.

Man With Asperger's Describes What 'Sensory Overload' Is Like

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

"I’m inhumanly good at self intelligence tests," says Louis Morel. "But every time I leave the house or see a new human being I get overloaded wi...

Kennedy, Far From Camelot

James Christie | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
James Christie

I met Charles Kennedy once. I also met Benito Mussolini. One of these statements is true. The other one is a bit of an exaggeration, but not as much ...

Dog Calms Owner With Asperger's Syndrome During 'Depressive Episode'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs really are man's best friend, and this heartwarming footage is proof. A woman with Asperger's Syndrome filmed herself during an emotional epis...

Cyberbullying in the 21st Century

Kevin Healey | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech
Kevin Healey

I've been on social media now for about 15 years. I first went on MySpace, then Facebook and joined Twitter when it was launched. I use social media...

D-Day the Sixth of... Sturgeon?

James Christie | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics
James Christie

Regarding Nicola Sturgeon's recent appearance on Panorama, what I find most interesting is one small detail - namely that her views on Trident haven't...

Death Eaters of W1A

James Christie | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
James Christie

I'd have written this blog sooner, but I have a learning disability. In my case this means I can't learn as fast or work as quickly as other people. My brain also tires more easily and like an old battery, can go flat.

St George and the Scots Rugby Shirt

James Christie | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Politics
James Christie

Picture the scene: Portsmouth's Spinnaker and the Keppel's Head Hotel across the harbour from Gosport and its ferry. Five fine and happy Englishmen wi...

They Saved Einstein's Brain!

James Christie | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

More precisely, they lost it. It finally turned up in Wichita, Kansas, in the hands of the secretive pathologist who'd originally sawn it out of Albert Einstein's skull and still sought to find the secret of his genius within its cerebral structure.

Dru, Davidson and Destiny

James Christie | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Politics
James Christie

The most surreal moment of the General Election so far might be my telling Ruth Davidson about Drusilla and Buffy the Vampire Slayer in Biggar High Street the other day.

Why Blue Nail Varnish Is More Than A Fashion Statement This April

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Parents

Painting your nails blue this April is more than just a fashion statement - it is a way to show your support for people with autism. Dad Brian Bate...

People Tell Me What I'm Doing Is Amazing, but Just Taking the Time to Get in Touch. That's Amazing.

Suzanne Burnett | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Parents
Suzanne Burnett

Although coping with an invisible illness isn't just about how you feel. Yes I am in pain every second of every day but I can manage my pain. I also get horrific migraines and all kind kinds symptoms pop up that I don't expect. What makes life difficult is attitude, not mine.

No One RSVP'd To Boy's Birthday Party, So Twitter Threw Him One Instead

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Odin Camus turned 13 on Friday, his mum, Melissa, planned to throw him a bowling party in Peterborough, Ontario. But after sending invitations...

I Stand Quietly: A Letter to My Daughter and to Everybody

Jill Finch | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jill Finch

I have had to learn to do these things quietly because my daughter needs me to. She is seven; bright, super funny, articulate, thoughtful and loving. She also has autism spectrum disorder.

A Service Dog Won't Get Him a Party but It Will Give Him a Companion, a Trusted Friend.

Suzanne Burnett | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Burnett

Challenging children have challenging behaviour as does Morgan. He was a lamb really until bullying opened his eyes to being different. It made him realise he didn't fit in and he gets frustrated, upset and angry.

Film Documentary, 'Aspie Seeks Love' Documents Twenty Years of Searching for True Love

Jo Worgan | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

We don't want to give too much away but all we will say is that the film is engaging, funny, thought provoking and emotive. While watching the film, you quickly forget that you are watching a man with Asperger's syndrome, instead you just see a man who is searching for love.