First of all I will state this is not a survey just to reassure moderators.
Inspired by the Chris Packham Programme, and by some answered to that thread about non celebrity autistic people plus some things in another thread about life histories, I think this could be very useful for both neurotypical and autistic people.
What I am thinking of is if a book could be published with each chapter being someone's life story. It would incorporate earliest memories, our background, experiences at school, academic achievements and failures, misunderstandings, the realisation that neurotypical were a bit strange, experiences in the workplace or of being out of work, the skills possessed and our interests, how others try to change us, the disrespect we often get - I'm sure you get the idea.
Am I the only one who would find this very interesting? I have no idea how this could be brought to the attention of a publisher, or what forums would be available to tell our extended stories. Even an online publication could prove interesting.
We all have a different story to tell, linked by our common condition so there would be differences but also some similarities. Psychologists who diagnose probably are aware of all this but as a means of comparing notes and informing others this could be as valuable as any number of academic papers
I'm for sure interested in this but am too busy and stressed at the moment to get anything down/done. For sure after christmas I'd like to.
Also I've made a freestanding website before (not on wordpress or anything) and I'd perhaps suggest doing that as you then have the freedom to do as you please with it and the rules are your own. I would be more than happy to create a website to do so and I also have two autistic friends who are much better at it than me. It would cost a bit to host but if I formatted it simple like my other site it shouldn't cost more than £10 a year and that's if a TON of people visited the site.
I'm also in the process of writing a couple of books so if the chosen format is a book I'd be happy to help getting it published either in a physical copy or an ebook sold via amazon or freestanding, downloadable asking for donations only that way people don't have to pay if they don't want to.
Anyway if you want any help with any of what I offered then let me know and we could connect in a better way than this forum to discuss stuff..
That's great NAS35206. After christmas, we could maybe set up a google hang out call or something where we all get together. We might have some material by then as well.
I can't really do group calls but after January I'll have enough money to travel anywhere to meet up if people are up for something like that.
I'm for sure up for it though. I might not feel like working on it every day but I'm sure most days I will!
The world indeed is our mushroom ;)