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Our 100th theme, socialising and loneliness, inspired some brilliant articles. Richard bravely shares his experience of being part of a cult, Claire talks autism and mental health, while Billy treats us to a brief history of comedy duo Cannon and Ball, to name a few...


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Socialising and loneliness

My name is Richard, I’m 36, I have a specific learning difficulty, I am autistic, and from 2014 to 2017 I was a member of a cult...

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Aspergers and mental health

Let me introduce myself first. My name is Claire, I’m 28, and I have Asperger’s syndrome (AS) and bipolar II disorder...

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Autscape and socialising

Edition 96 of the Spectrum, which was published in October 2018, included an article which I wrote about my experience at the Autscape conference...

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Dr Phil van Neuter

Well, guys, it’s October! and we all know what that means, right? Halloween! Which brings me to a subject that...

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For most of my life I’ve loved playing music. I’ve not been too fussed as to what kind, but when younger I tended to play percussion...

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Response to Andrew’s alexithymia piece

I can fully identify with Andrew’s note-taking point, as my wife once threatened to throw my notebook out of the car...

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The life and times of Cannon and Ball

One of my specialist interests is comedy. I recently went to see the comedy duo Cannon and Ball in Northallerton...

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The real Energizer rabbit

As a child, growing up in the late 1980s, I suppose if you were to file my behaviour, you would...

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