Autistic Spectrum Digest (Autism) Issue 22, September 2015 | Page 2

We’ve had a spate of new bloggers and advocates gracing social media sites of late. These are usually outspoken young adults who are finding their voices in a brave new word. I for one have to comment that I’m proud of us. Yes I am proud. Proud that we can discuss taboo subjects in a mature way, and express an opinion on things that were once swept under the carpet. As Always I would like to thank our regular writers for their contribution to this month’s magazine. We are always looking for new bloggers to take part in and expand our team. If you think that you would like to be part of ASDigest, pl3ease do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I’m at [email protected]. I’m talking mostly about the subjects like autism equality, care and housing, labels, gender and sex. Subjects that we should not have to hide away and make a strong taboo. Many Aspies like myself have strong vires on current affairs, news, religion, relationships, and there is very little space for anything we deem “grey”. With age I have learned to listen to the opinions of others with respect, and to accept that my way of thinking isn’t always right. But If I didn’t have an opinion at all then what use would I or anyone else for that matter be? I’ll see you again next month! This month marks a departure in how we report the news and entertainment in recap. While we continue to summarize for you all the latest research, we are only reporting news and stories that we believe to be of interest to youth and adults who are on the spectrum. Social networking has opened up all sorts of communications and whilst we are all aware of the darker side – we should embrace it for the variety of debates now open to the eye of a general public. 2