What do the Ugly Duckling, the Princess on the Pea, and the Little Child who announced that the Emperor has no clothes have in common? Not only are they all characters in Hans Christian Andersen tales, but it’s also been suggested that through his characters the author projected different facets of his own and others’ autistic experiences.

Russell James takes a hard look at the fighting with in the autistic community, calling for a truce and solidarity between people who have the same goals.