I find that it’s always good to start from the beginning and say what I am in order to inform what I am not. I am an autistic social worker, author, and motivational speaker from Derry City in Ireland’s northwest.
Like many autistic children, I went through mainstream school, and compared to everyone else, I felt debilitatingly different. I had a classroom assistant follow me everywhere I went, and I couldn’t mingle and play like my little peers could. It was a bewildering time for me, and I was too young to understand the extent of my social and sensory differences. I spent most of my early youth reading books and writing short stories. [Read more…] about One Man’s Story: From Anti-Social to Social