I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in 2001 at the age of 40. My two sons, were diagnosed autistic at an early age. I have written this book to explain my experiences as a carer and someone who has an autistic spectrum condition. My aim is to help others think better of autistic people, to consider the way they are taught to belong to the world, and to suggest some possible solutions to problems facing them.

FROM THE FOREWORD:

"I enjoyed reading this book and have dipped back into it several times. I have found myself drawn back to it. I learnt more about the experience of autism and more ideas on how to solve problems. I also learnt that whilst life has its frightening times, one can succeed"

Dr Peter Carpenter F.R.C.Psych.

See my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/AtoZaspergers

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Sunday 19th January

My life has greatly improved since I went to a course to learn Reiki in 2008. I wanted to learn as I had heard that Reiki healing was beneficial for people with autism. I had always wanted to try Brynmor or Rhodri having a treatment, but wasn't prepared to pay £30 or so to a therapist when they wouldn't stay still for more than 5 mins, if that. 

I have since continued to become a Reiki Master/ Teacher, and love to pass on Reiki healing to other autistic people and carers. I am willing to give a treatment for free to autistic children/young people, if a parent pays for a treatment for themselves (I charge £20). I don't need to touch the child, or even be particularly near, I regularly give Rhodri a treatment from the other side of room.  I will come to your home.

I can also teach carers to use Reiki energy on themselves for a self-treatment (£25) or teach a Reiki level one course so you know how to use the energy on friends and family, which will come with a manual, cds, and certificate (£57) .


For more information see here: http://spiritcraftreiki.blogspot.co.uk/

Monday, 2 September 2013

I seem to have got a bit behind with my blogs. Sales of my book are going well, I've now sold about 80 copies. I have met another female aspie, and we have decided to start a group for Bristol Aspie Women (women with Asperger's Syndrome). It's here: http://www.meetup.com/Bristol-Aspie-Women/?scroll=true

Thursday, 25 April 2013

New Group

In the year 2000, I founded "Special Friends Club" that provided activities for children with learning difficulties.  Several times over the last couple of years, I have been asked if I could start a similar club for young adults.  I had always said "no", but at the Celebrating Carers event on Saturday, I was asked yet again, and thought "why not, give it a try".  So I have started a meetup group for young adults with an autistic spectrum disorder and/or learning difficulties called "Friends Out and About".  It's at : http://www.meetup.com/Friends-OutandAbout 

Monday, 25 March 2013

25th March 2013

Today Bryn, my mum and I went into the centre of Bristol.  My Mum was there to keep an eye on Bryn while I was talking to bookshop staff, and Bryn was there so I could go for free on the bus as his carer, plus it was an outing for him.  I had reissued my book with a new ISBN number, and paid £47 for 'global distribution' that the publishing company said would mean my book could be ordered from bookshops.  I was trying to find somewhere where people who didn't want to order online from Amazon could buy it, as some people don't like entering their credit or debit card information on the internet.  Then I could put the information in a press release to help with advertising.

I was beginning to think that the £47 was a con - I'd already asked at the local WHSmith, who said it wasn't on their list.  In Broadmead, I tried Waterstones - again "no" - although the manager said she would think about stocking it, if it got good publicity.  However, I have found that it can be ordered from Foyles bookshops, including the one in Cabot Circus, Bristol.  It is also on Blackwell's list on the internet, but Bryn was getting bored, so we didn't struggle up Park Street to ask at the Bristol store.  I was given an email address to contact to ask if Foyles will stock the book, but I don't hold out much hope at the moment.  I just need to get more publicity.

Amazon has it listed for £9.99 and free postage.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Second edition published

I have published the book as a second edition, in order to add global distribution.  This means a new ISBN number:
978-1-291-29411-8 .  Now available on Amazon.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Ebook to be published

I tried publishing an ebook version, but it wasn't very successful.  I have deleted it, and will try again soon.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Sales going well

I have sold 50 copies of the book !

I also have a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/AtoZaspergers


Thursday, 4 October 2012

Review of "My A to Z of living with Asperger's Syndrome and Autism"

"I have been the ILT Coordinator at an Independent Specialist College for the past seven years now and have recently regained contact with a past student ( Brynmor)  and his Mum ( Lynne Watkins)  through Oakwood’s new Facebook account.  My attention was bought to a new book that has been written by Lynne,  which was ordered, paid for and read within the week. The book is uniquely insightful into the World of Autism,  not just from a mother’s / carer’s point of view but from a lady who was also diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome at age 40.  Lynne’s ability to articulate her experiences is truly inspirational. As a teacher of ICT in a Specialist College for the past seven years, I would recommend this book not only to fellow teachers but to parents and or carers who come into contact with people who live with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) .  I have definitely got a better understanding of ASD and look forward to the next book."
MRS KC Kelly-Markwick

Sunday, 26 August 2012

AUTISM BADGES AND HATS AVAILABLE !


I have decided to start producing badges and hats for autistic people, as I used to do several years ago, as mentioned in my book.  I also have designs that say "I have ADHD Please have patience with me" and others including "Aspie & proud of it!".




AUTISM BADGES  (plastic with safety pin back approx 5cm across)   
 £1.50 + postage


AUTISM HATS  (one size - velcro adjustable on back)
Available in Red or Navy       £4.50 + postage

For Car Window -  £1.50 + postage