AUTISTIC NICK’S 260TH BLOG POST

AUTISTIC NICK’S 260TH BLOG POST As I fling open the wooden shutters and allow the sunlight to pour in. I look down across the town square to see excited villagers hurrying around with fixed smiles on their faces. Bunting is being stretched and attached to wooden posts. Tables are having virginal white tablecloths laid onto… Continue reading AUTISTIC NICK’S 260TH BLOG POST

AUTISM AND THE NETFLIX SHOW “SPECIAL”

AUTISM AND THE NETFLIX SHOW “SPECIAL” Recently I sat down and watched via Netflix “Special”. Special is "a distinctive and uplifting new series about a gay man, Ryan, with mild cerebral palsy who decides to rewrite his identity and finally go after the life he wants. SPECIAL Actor-writer Ryan O'Connell stars in this semi-autobiographical series based on his… Continue reading AUTISM AND THE NETFLIX SHOW “SPECIAL”

SIA, HER NEW FILM AND THE BACKLASH FROM THE AUTISM COMMUNITY

SIA, HER NEW FILM AND THE BACKLASH FROM THE AUTISM COMMUNITY Today I woke up to the disappointing news that the singer and now turned film maker, script writer, director Sia, had sparked backlash over her decision to cast a non-Autistic actress in the role of ‘Music’ an Autistic character who is also non-verbal which… Continue reading SIA, HER NEW FILM AND THE BACKLASH FROM THE AUTISM COMMUNITY

AUTISM AND THE RUBIK’S CUBE

AUTISM AND THE RUBIK’S CUBE FUN FACT - The Rubik's Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 FUN FACT – And was invented by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik FUN FACT – And it was originally called the Magic Cube Now that you’ve had time to digest these facts, you’re probably wondering A) Have I gone… Continue reading AUTISM AND THE RUBIK’S CUBE

AUTISM AND ‘THE A WORD’, ‘THE GOOD DOCTOR’ AND ‘ATYPICAL’ DO THEY GIVE AN ACCURATE PORTRAYAL OF AUTISM?

AUTISM AND ‘THE A WORD’, 'THE GOOD DOCTOR' AND 'ATYPICAL' DO THEY GIVE AN ACCURATE PORTRAYAL OF AUTISM? OPINION PIECE The A word, The Good Doctor and Aytpical are in my view tick box television, in that it ticks the disability box and that’s where it ends. This show for me is another example of… Continue reading AUTISM AND ‘THE A WORD’, ‘THE GOOD DOCTOR’ AND ‘ATYPICAL’ DO THEY GIVE AN ACCURATE PORTRAYAL OF AUTISM?

AUTISM AND THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY

AUTISM AND THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY Recently I sat down and watched via Netflix “The Umbrella Academy” a dark comedy, superhero, fantasy, sci fi drama. “The Umbrella Academy?” THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY On October 1, 1989, 43 women around the world gave birth simultaneously, despite none of them showing any sign of pregnancy until labour began. Seven… Continue reading AUTISM AND THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY