Writing my latest novel, Flying in a Cage, brought me more awareness of the different types of people with autism. I stumbled across a gem of a YouTube channel called Special Books by Special Kids. It is a vlog of interviews with children and adults with all different types of diagnosis. Several of them are on the autistic spectrum. I thought I’d share some here so you can get an insight into their lives.
Kids come up with all sorts of excuses to stay up later than bedtime (usually sudden needs for water or the bathroom). If you leave a couple of books near their bed and tell them they can stay up for another fifteen minutes and read, they may grab the opportunity to prolong the inevitable, dreaded bedtime and take a look at a book.
Tip: Don’t tell a bookworm they can stay up reading. They will never go to sleep.
We’ve all googled some odd things in our life, but sometimes you see a google autocomplete that makes you wonder about the other humans on our planet. Some of the searches below will make you wonder why you didn’t think of the question first (which Harry Potter house does my dog belong in?) and some will make you scratch your head, starting with: