To top

Articles and features

From bulldogs to budgies, our readers discuss pets, autism, how animals can help with anxiety, as well as the return of Autscape 2019...



Read our stories

Autscape 2019 - an autistic conference

An annual residential conference and retreat organised by and for autistic people...

Read more



My dog is called Winston. He’s a french bulldog. I painted this picture of him...


'Pets' by Tony

When I look into my dog’s eyes, I see simplicity, honesty, perfection and love. Sadly, I cannot see that in adult human eyes...

Read more


Disappearing into an autistic mind: a story

When I, Zach, disappeared into my best friend’s mind, it was such a strange experience. I am guessing you are all wondering how it had happened...

Read more

Fear and anxiety

Hi, readers of the Spectrum! I am David, the Compulsively Creative Man. I want to disclose my history of fearfulness...

Read more

My journey in getting an autism diagnosis

I am a 55-year-old adult with diagnosed autism spectrum disorder. I was born in 1963 in Edinburgh and I lived...

Read more


Pets by Anne-Laure

Pets can give so much to their owners: affection, loyalty, company, an incentive to get some fresh air...

Read more

Autism Helpline Number: 0808 800 4104
Last updated: 23/04/2019 10:00:53