I’m Stephen and live in Manchester, UK, and have Asperger's, a form of autism, a condition affecting the way one interacts with the world around them. My goal is to give an idea of how to manage this condition.
I know, from personal experience, how testing this condition can be, not just for the person with the condition, but for close relatives, close friends, employers, and those in teaching capacities too. I had delayed speech, language, and social development.
The blog has evolution as part of its name. To me, this represents my development and progress on the autism spectrum. More importantly, I aim to show how, through my progress, interests, and experiences, there is always hope for autism.
There is no manual detailing how to manage autism. There is no one size fits all solution, nor is there a quick fix. We are all different and unique. We all learn from our own experiences, whether good or bad.
Among all the disappointments I've experienced, I have experienced plenty of delights. And this is what makes being on the spectrum very interesting.
With the right approaches and support network, there is hope one can flourish, overcome obstacles, and achieve what one may really set out to. Never underestimate the abilities of us with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
I hope that my tips and experiences can be of help to people out there on the autism spectrum and inspire renewed hope in them, including those who may support them. Even better would be being able to connect with people with similar interests and/or experiences as me. And those who support people on the spectrum can be included here too.
My special interests include music (especially piano playing), science-related subjects, especially astronomy, and both the natural and physical world, along with numbers and computer technologies. Other interests include swimming and golf.
Whenever I go on walks I like to sometimes go to quiet areas to listen to, and appreciate what nature has to offer. This sometimes offers me the chance to photograph nature, especially colours and shapes in autumn leaves and weather related subjects. It is situations like this which really get my creative juices flowing, which reminds me to tell you that I'm an aspiring children's author.
You can reach out to me on Twitter here.