Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Appearing at Ways With Words literary festival July 16th

Ways With Words is an annual literary festival held in Dartington, Devon every summer in July. I am appearing this coming Sunday, July 16th, to give a talk about my life and book 'Born On A Blue Day'. You can find out more about the festival at http://www.wayswithwords.co.uk/dartington.html

3 comments:

Chen Gershuni said...

Hi Daniel,
I am autistic myself.
When I was a child, each day of the week had a colour in my mind too. Wednesday was indeed blue! (very bright, sky blue, like a lollipop).
I was born on a White day (Saturday).

In case you don't know it already, there is a wonderful
online community of autistics over here:
http://www.aspiesforfreedom.com/

Mike LaSalle said...

Hello Daniel -

My name is Mike LaSalle. I live in California, near the Pacific Ocean. I read about you recently, and would like to communicate with you.
I think I may have a form a autism myself, but it's rather different from yours in that I am more verbal than mathematical. I read that - in your mind - you are able to see mathematical images in Profound Detail. I can also "see" mathematical images in my mind, but I have no math to explain them. I have drawn pictures and written words. Perhaps we can help each other? mikeDOTlasalleATgmailDOTcom (please replace the "DOT" with "." and "AT" with @. Otherwise, please visit this page for details on my thoughts:
Fermions v. Bosons: Up Always Wins
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The Holy Grail is an Hour Glass
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Depardeux and Me
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The Bicameral Universe
)

Virginie Flament said...

Bonjour.

Je ne sais pas trop où je dois écrire mon message alors toutes mes excuses s'il n'est pas approprié à cet espace.

Je m'appelle Virginie et je suis étudiante en éducateur spécialisé. J'ai eu récemment l'occasion (la chance) d'effectuer mon stage de première année dans une classe avec des enfants autistes. Pour accompagner mon stage, j'ai du choisir un livre en rapport avec les personnes que je prenais en charge. J'ai choisi le votre et j'en suis très heureuse. Il m'a permis de confirmer l'espoir que j'ai en ce qui concerne l'évolution des enfants que j'ai pu accompagner durant 4 semaines.

Je trouve formidable le parcours que vous avez effectué et vous remercie de partager tout ça.
Votre livre est extrêmement enrichissant et émouvant. Bonne continuation et encore merci.

Virginie.