Friday, 14 October 2011

Meeting Grace Again!


On Wednesday 12 October I made a second visit to Birmingham, courtesy of Autism West Midlands, to talk to parents of children with Asperger's syndrome at the Four Dwellings unit in Quinton supervised by Max Tolley.
I regaled them with my own experience of growing up on the spectrum, read some excerpts from The Feeling's Unmutual as well as some of my song lyrics. I also got to meet young Grace again, who is now a big fan of Anne Droyd.
I was told afterwards that my presentation had been "inspirational" and that the parents were raving about it.
I'm glad I've done some good.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Ladybridge High School


Above is the interview I did last month for Ladybridge High School and Sports College in Bolton. Under the supervision of Mrs Peachman, I chatted to students Mithun Kerai and Saeed Atcha and they made extensive notes. The piece has been written up from those notes and from memory. I think we have two promising journalists in the making!