Asperger;s Syndrome

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.

Fifty Shades of... Dru?

James Christie | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

E.L. James started out writing vampire fan-fiction on the website FanFiction.net about five years ago, and so did I. She concentrated on Edward and Bella in Twilight while I was drawn into Drusilla's rich, dark world of Buffy.

My Moment Meeting Jordan

James Christie | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

The two Katies are feuding on Celebrity Big Brother re the costs incurred by the local authority of transporting Harvey to school. Katie H. thinks Katie P. should foot the bill herself. Katie P. responded that said bill would be "up to a grand a day."

We Were Warriors Once, and Young...

James Christie | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

Pretentious delusion, you might think, but when you're an Asperger, getting through the day can be like traversing a really scary skating rink while partially blindfolded. Though I've crossed the world, travelling still feels a bit like being hit over the head by a blunt instrument.

No Farewell to Leicester Square, but Au Revoir to Earls Court

James Christie | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

My book's in the British Library, but it's only one among millions. My face is on the cover, though half-unseen, so I walk in line with my fellow travellers and together (Supermen, Spidermen and the odd Sontaran), we slowly gain entry to the hall.

The Rise of ADHD, Autism, Aspergers in Our Children

Anna Moody | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I've been investigating this phenomenon lately, asking teachers what barriers they face, parents what frustrations they encounter and generally observing so called 'problem children' in schools, homes and how they interact with others.

Is There or Is There Not an Actual Job?

James Christie | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

Word reaches me that yet another young Asperger has been sent along that false but winding yellow brick road towards a sunlit city on a hill proclaiming the golden words: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!

Scotland to Marry England!

James Christie | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Politics
James Christie

Just received the Scottish Parliament's (I'll be damned if I'll call it the Scottish Government) call to arms re the referendum vote on September 18th...

The Ragged Road to Adult Autism Research

James Christie | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

I'm one of the relatively lucky ones - I'm articulate, I managed to work for about twenty-six years and became a successful published author; but the hard and terrible lesson I learnt along the way is that there is a crude and xenophobic core of creatures in our society who care nothing for others and turn on anyone perceived to be different.