Starting therapy on the very first day of my university classes in August didn’t seem like a bad idea. No real crisis was happening, as I’ve experienced many times before (you know, like the catastrophic consequences of active alcoholism, an eating

Read more “Coming to Terms with my Diagnosis: Revelation not Resolution”

My name is Hugh Willis. I am autistic.

Having an autism spectrum diagnosis and changing my life narrative has been a difficult journey of self-discovery. Acceptance of my neurodiversity allows me to view my personality traits of seeking knowledge, demonstrating an unconventional sense

Read more “A Life Illuminated”

The wires in my brain seem to be configured by some elaborate practical joke.  There are either way too many or too few connecting this input to the corresponding cortex, or they are just connected to the wrong places.  It’s
Read more “A Funhouse of Horrors: 8 Ways Autism, OCD, Dyslexia, Sensory Processing Disorder, & Synesthesia Intersect”