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Where to star gaze in Melbourne – Mt Burnett Observatory


Wondering where to star gaze in Melbourne? Read the rest of this entry »

How can I be happy?


Emergence by Donna Williams Stephen Fry has a great answer to this most important question.

Lets Stop Calling it ‘the autism': Autism and Trauma – what’s the connection?


donna williams Recent studies in reputable medical journals have linked Autism to seemingly farfetched things like being born to mothers with pre eclampsia, being born prematurely, being born to older fathers, being born to smokers, being born by cesarean, being circumcised under the age of 5. Read the rest of this entry »

An Aspie asks: should I have a baby?


donna williams aged 2 An Aspie was wondering if finding babies cute and adorable was the same if you had one…. having them means Read the rest of this entry »

Artwork of the Month – Jan 2015 “Faith”


Faith by Donna Williams This month’s artwork is titled ‘Faith’. Read the rest of this entry »

What is a Gadoodleborger?


gadoodleborger The Gadoodlborger is a term that denoted a person who could translate different ‘normalities’, a ‘bridgekeeper’ between different worlds. It was the highest compliment I could pay to those who understood instinctually there was no one ‘normality’ and the inherent equality in difference – what it was to be naturally and truly diversity friendly. Read the rest of this entry »



Baloombawop Baloombawop is a kind of Aspergia, a haven for Aspinauts, an land rich in its diversity. It is a contrary place where the most abnormal thing of all is the vehement insistence on a one-size-fits-all ‘normality’. Read the rest of this entry »

Let’s stop calling it ‘the Autism’ – Chronic fight-flight in Exposure Anxiety


EA Handbook There’s is considerable overlap between Exposure Anxiety and conditions such as Pathological Demand Avoidance (first diagnosed in 2008), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (first in the literature around 2002), Avoidant Personality Disorder and Dependent Personality Disorder. Read the rest of this entry »

Tree of Life


tree of life The concept of a tree of life is a symbol for the interconnection of all life. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s All In The Eye of The Beholder


Eye of The Beholder Whilst Temple Grandin is known for her visual thinking, I was known for talking about the opposite – meaning blindness. Read the rest of this entry »

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