Autistic voices

  • The Duck: Rhiannon Lloyd William’s Play reviewed by Sonia Boué

    September 19, 2018 an origami duck sitting on top of a theatre playbillThe Duck, a production by Autact Theatre Company, is a remarkable play, and, going to see it at the Stroud Theatre Festival last week, felt like a significant cultural moment. Playwright, Rhiannon Lloyd-Williams is a late diagnosed autistic woman, and she  forms part of what has been termed the ‘lost generation’ – I count myself among ... read more...
  • Sticks and stones are true friends – by Jon Adams

    March 26, 2018 a drawing of an open zip from which a stream of black letters fall I grew up loving words and their meanings. From a very early age they gave me the means to quantify and describe an often puzzling world that spun around me. Sometimes this was in an unchosen silence, unable to share when I couldn’t cope with the outside world, an internal pleasure just for myself. Being ... read more...
  • The Start

    October 27, 2017 Sonja Zelicwww.soniazelic.com Raised up like this she inhabited another world. Looking out over the back of his shoulder while being carried forward. Lights blurred and streamed away from her like a Richter painting. She was being torn away from something but could not remember what. Stretching out her arms to try and grab something, the streaming lights were ... read more...
  • Sympathy for the object – an autistic perspective.

    October 8, 2017 Sympathy for the object – an autistic perspective. I have felt sympathy for objects since I was a very young child. This has caused me a huge amount of sadness and anxiety over the years. I feel sad for the photograph that gets pushed to the back of the display cabinet, the guitar that doesn’t get played anymore, or the once loved camera that has ... read more...