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The Spectrum

Welcome to the online version of the Spectrum magazine, previously known as Asperger United. A big thank you to all who voted for the new name in our online survey. There were some strong contenders, but in the end the Spectrum was the most popular choice. In keeping with this theme, issue 96 includes a varied selection of letters, articles, poetry and art. Enjoy the read! 

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Letter and Editor's note

Check out the latest musings from The Goth. He’s been guiding, curating and even artworking the Spectrum since 2005.

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Submit work and our rules

Send us your articles, art, poems, reviews, thoughts, musings...the more the merrier! We would love to read them. 

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Why we needed a new name

Read more details on why we took the decision to change the name of Asperger United and find out the results of our vote. 

Articles and features

What does being autistic mean to you? Our readers share their thoughts in these personal essays.  


Since day one, the level of artwork that has been sent into the Spectrum has been staggering. Check out some of our favourites!

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The poets who submit to the Spectrum are a talented bunch. Apart, perhaps, from our in-house composer of the pink biscuit piece.

Pen pals

Being autistic can sometimes be lonely. So, if you’re looking for people to strike up a friendship with, this is the section for you.

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Subscribe to paper format

For those of you who still like the feel of paper in your hands, you can subscribe to our ‘old skool’ format. 


Previous editions

There are 95 previous editions and, with a bit of digging, you can find several of them here...

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