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  1. 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
  2. Yes, they amalgamated various Edinburgh colleges together to give Edinburgh College. They amalgamated colleges in other parts of Scotland as well and there were cuts, which often led to courses which had previously been available in some towns not being available in some towns anymore, which is awkward for some people. Colleges offer a useful service to many people, it is a pity that they don't have more money spent on them. Perhaps they don't have as much political "clout" as universities. I went to university in Edinburgh in the 1980s, I liked the place. I particularly like the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - so many things on. After I left, I would use a week of my Summer holiday visiting the Fringe. It is a great pity that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe etc was not on this year due to the Covid-19 situation. Were you in any well known movies? Did you appear at the Fringe? Edinburgh features in quite a few films: https://www.reelstreets.com/region/scotland/
  3. If you missed this, you can download the podcast. Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000m5lh
  4. "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
  5. 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
  6. From other posts you seem to be based in Edinburgh, are the colleges there good (in particular autism friendly), please?
  7. I have never seen a film that scared me more than the wicked witches in the film "The Wizard of Oz", which I saw when I was a child
  8. At the moment the Kindle Edition of a book called "The Dentist" (The DS Cross mysteries Book 1) by author Tim Sullivan, the main character is a detective with Asperger's syndrome, is free to download and read, see link below: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dentist-DS-Cross-mysteries-Book-ebook/dp/B089T5V3RT/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Tim+Sullivan+The+Dentist&qid=1
  9. Seen on the BBC web site: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08jmdk5
  10. High flying autistic business woman Charlotte Valeur, who is the chair of the Institute of Directors, talks about Autism in business: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAg5oElCOwI
  11. I am not eligible to take part in this as I haven't worked in an office environment for over ten years, but I'll make a comment. I am male (on the autistic spectrum) and was moved from a room where I was the sole occupant of, into a predominantly female office of about twelve people about eleven years ago. I found it hard going as the conversation often was about female topics, which as a male I couldn't join in with or felt inhibited from joining in with. I felt out of place and eventually I concluded that I was feeling a form of (unintended) ostracism. Due to spending cuts, my post was cut the following year.
  12. I agree, I would have thought with the lockdown, more people would have been on the Forums which I use, but the forums seem less busy. perhaps people are doing diy or gardening etc.
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    I was wondering if there was a reason for the lack of new posts and what could be done to attract new posters.
  14. Well done and also for your other achievement. I am going back to work next week, I am really looking forward to that. I use public transport so to get to and from work so that is a worry (small risk of Covid, but chance of not getting on the bus if it is too full). I am lucky to still have a job. Life will be very hard for a lot of people who have lost their jobs or who's businesses have been damaged. It is soul destroying looking for work when there is mass unemployment, applying for jobs and keep getting rejected, not to mention money worries that go with unemployment.
  15. David Seagrove 1941 - 2019, a man who had Aspergers syndrome. Short auto biography: https://www.raggeduniversity.co.uk/2013/08/28/aristotle-perhaps-david-seagrave/ David Seagrave portfolio: https://dseagraveportfolio.wordpress.com/ More articles from Ragged University: https://www.raggeduniversity.co.uk/tag/david-seagrave/ Videos: David Seagrave for Remade: A Measure of All Things David Seagrave: David Seagrave's model trains (part 1): https://aspergersnet.wixsite.com/elas/elas-video David Seagrave's model trains (part 2):
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