Secondly, I want to discuss autism science - and bad science (and theres a lot of it) - and what the European community can do to support good quality science with political willpower. Research that will actually help autistic people on a daily basis in areas such as education (child and adult), living and accommodation for adults, support in the community, opportunities with regards to careers and career development etc.
I mentioned bad science briefly and there is an unfortunate amount of it around. I discuss this frequently on my personal blog Left Brain/Right Brain so I may not discuss this as deeply but I will discuss key scientific papers, explain why they are maybe not so good and how a European political response to mandating quality science with regards to autism would be very desirable.
So thats what I intend to blog about. As for me personally, I'm a 39 year old married web developer with 3 kids of whom my middle child is severely autistic with accompanying learning difficulties. I live and work in the West Midlands of the UK.
So, welcome to Autism Talk. I hope to see you commenting!