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  1. Are the outsiders who do things differently, people on the spectrum?
  2. Has anyone watched "Love on the spectrum"? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_on_the_Spectrum If so, apart from the fact that it was made in Australia, how does it compare with the autism stories in Channel 4's show "The Undateables"?
  3. That's quite something, Aeolienne. The Beatles one of my favourite bands. People are still talking about them today: https://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/ The Beatles film "The Beatles: Get Back" opens later this year and Paul has a new album out, called McCartney 3: I am not familiar with much of George Harrison's solo work apart from "My Sweet Lord", I am sure that I wouldn't be disappointed if I bought some of his post-Beatles work.
  4. I quite like this song at the moment, it has a certain poignantcy:
  5. Happy New Year, I hope that it is better than 2020. It is quiet up here in Scotland due to the Covid siyuation. Most Scots heeded warnings to hold Hogmanay celebrations at home with household members. But there was: New Year fireworks from Wallace's Monument: Online drone display lights up skies for Hogmanay: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-55485371
  6. A very Merry Christmas to all users of the Asperger and ASD UK Online Forum.
  7. Article in the online Guardian titled "A psychiatrist diagnosed me as autistic with ADHD. Now, finally, I can thrive": https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/dec/23/psychiatrist-diagnosed-autistic-adhd-adult-neurodivergent Some of the comments (below the article) in which autistic people write about their own experiences are interesting. Another article titled "'At 47, I discovered I am autistic – suddenly so many things made sense'": https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/oct/20/at-47-i-discovered-i-am-autistic-suddenly-so-many-things-made-sense Again some interesting reader comments.
  8. I have recently finished reading another novel which includes two Asperger's syndrome characters, called "Watching You" by Lisa Jewell. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Watching-You-Brilliant-psychological-author-ebook/dp/B076VWBYGZ
  9. Dr Camilla Pang recent winner of the Royal Society's science book prize said her autism helped her succeed.: 'Autism has its advantages, link below: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-55238576
  10. I used to see David around Dunfermline mostly in the library, where there were some computers for people to access the Internet. There was an article about him, his Asperger's syndrome and his interest in model trains in the local paper, more that ten years ago. I had suspected that I had Asperger's syndrome but as he was the only person that I was aware of with Asperger's syndrome, I compared myself with his presentation to the world (some of which is in the links above) and concluded that I had only slight Asperger's syndrome, if at all. I got my diagnosis quite a few years later. Unfortunately, after I received my diagnosis I never spoke to him about Asperger's syndrome, I regret that now. I only found out about his passing when I did an Internet search, after I realised that I hadn't seen him about town for a long time.
  11. An author with Autistic Spectrum Disorder wins the Royal Society Science book prize for her book called "Explaining Humans" and is a guide to navigating life, love and relationships using the lessons she’s learned in her scientific career so far.: https://www.thebookseller.com/news/pang-wins-royal-society-science-book-prize-1224336 A podcast in which the author talks about her book etc: https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/camilla-pang-how-can-science-guide-my-life/
  12. In "Broad Spectrum" on Radio 4, a woman called Helen Keen, talks about her adult diagnosis of Autism: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000mcyj
  13. If you missed this, you can download the podcast. Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000m5lh
  14. "Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love: Living with my autism" Interesting video clip on the BBC web site, in which Lauri talks about his autism and "... Lauri describes daily life with his autism, and how a nice comment from someone can turn into a painful assault for him. ... ": https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-54072509
  15. Dara has gone on to win a literary prize: "NI schoolboy Dara McAnulty 'stunned' after literary prize win" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-54079413
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