>Warning: I need your opinion.
I’ve read every book on autism available through my local public library. Then, I had the public library order the books available through all the other city libraries. At this point, I’ve read everything in my city. What I really want to read is books by other people with autim, like Temple Grandin’s books, but when I ran out of those I start stretching…
So I turned to online. There are a few active online communities, but the only one that caters to people with autism is Wrongplanet, and I find it frustratingly negative and often very, very confusing. The people on there can be terrible toward one another. I stay away from that site, for the most people.
I’m wondering, are there are people out there like me? Do other people feel that need for community but just can’t find it? I find that community with others when I read about them. Reading Temple Grandin’s books, then, is right up my alley. Would that help someone else?
Should I write a book?
I have some (uh, massive) organizational problems, so I would not be able to set out from the start and write the book. I would need help with the structure. Leigh and I were talking a while back, and we think the best way to do that is to do question/answer style. If someone else writes the questions, I can answer them. Anyway, the other day, she wrote 30-some questions down for me.
Now that you’ve read my post, your task is 3-fold.
1. Leave a comment: what do you think?
2. What is one question about autism (autism and me specifically, or autism in general, or something very specific about autism… or “why do you do x”… up to you) that you have?
3. Tell someone you know to read this post so that they have to leave a question. I need questions from all kinds of people for my book!