This blog was written by Chris, a former teacher, who was diagnosed with autism as an adult.
He wrote this to give some advice directly to children growing up on the spectrum.
Each child is unique so some of the advice will be useful, some of it won't.
Chris suggests that a child reads through this with a parent (or trusted adult) to help them decide which parts are useful:
I hope this is helpful.
I think lots of this is great for adults too. I love number 38
Thanks Sunflower :o)
Glad you like it - several resonated with me - especailly number 20
Ha ha, yes, definately!
Nice relaxing gentle read .
So glad you enjoyed it ()
Thanks a lot for that, Sunflower. As well as the good, and very recognisable, advice on that page, I got sucked in to reading almost all of the blog, and it's consistently well written and lacking in vitriol. The articles about adult autism are spot on too, and his attitude to reducing in-fighting in the autism community, especially between parents and autistic adults is very refreshing to read.
Thanks that's lovely. As an adult rapidly approaching 60 I really like the idea of learning from autistic children and young people. Here's a book I am planning to buy myself:
Very much so, younger generations have as much to teach us late-diagnosed fogies as we have to teach them, I'm sure. I still like to dip into The Reason I Jump every now and then; it was the first book I bought about autism after my diagnosis, written by a non-verbal 13 year old Japanese lad, and I still think it's one of the most inspiring books about autism ever written.
I agree, I love that book too.