Yesterday, I attended my first ever autism conference and it was easily one of the most heartening, uplifting experiences of my life! Being the inaugural year of the ‘AUsome Conference’ the wonderful Evaleen Whelton has worked tirelessly to ensure this landmark occasion will be remembered for years to come, and I congratulate her most heartily on the incredible success that was the finished product. From the delightfully rich array of guest speakers to the incorruptible sense of optimism, pride and solidarity that impregnated the air from start to finish, I wish I could bottle the entire thing and relive it over and over. I cried a little, laughed a lot and loved it all.
Here, all self-consciousness went out the window.
I could take off my shoes and walk around in my tights if I felt like it without anyone so much as batting an eyelid – in fact, I…
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