The Sprinter Called Road Runner

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..and her claim to fame ! A quick story for you on this week’s blog. As well as writing about Autism and living with it; I also have a job as a delivery driver, with my very mighty and legendary van, Road Runner. Known as Firebird 2 in my book Wheels of Thunder. Up until now, I was under the impression that my book wasn’t well known about in the wider world, and certainly didn’t have a huge fan base. I got the shock of my life though, when I was told to do a delivery to a company in the town of Sudbury, Suffolk, UK. And this chap came out to take in the delivery I had brought him.   For the sake of the record, as the chap in question wishes to remain confidential. We shall call this man ‘Mike’. Mike was the man who came out to me, to see what I had. I climbed down from the cab, and told him what I had. When I finished offloaded my products, I came around the front to see where Mike had gone, as he had disappeared whilst offloading. I eventually found him staring at the front of…

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Stuart Parish announces – ‘New book on the way’

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I have been suppressing this for some time, but I now feel it’s time that I reveal to you the news I’ve been holding back. Wheels of Thunder is not my only project. I can reveal that work has started on the next book in the series I have dubbed ‘the Robson Saga’. The new book will be a prequel to Wheels of Thunder, going back before Stuart Robson’s racing success with his latest racing machine, known as ‘Thunderbolt’. As normal, the main theme for the book is Stuart’s Asperger’s, and how he tries to deal with it in his final school days and going forward out into the world of work. In the background however, another story is taking place. That which shares the title of the book; FIREBIRDS.   But what are the Firebirds you may ask. Well most of you who grew up in the 60s and 90s will think back to the Thunderbirds and their top-secret island base, from which they launched and attempted daring rescues in each episode; usually on a Wednesday night on BBC Two. The Firebird machines however are not as impressive sadly, but they are still practical and unique to their designs…

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A pleasant surprise !

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Up until now, I’ve never done public speaking. I guess it was always something left to the people with Doctor, Professor or another title to their name. I unfortunately don’t have a rank like that. But I was still surprised when I was contacted by a lady who ran a charity to do with help those with Autism, who asked me if I could do a talk on the daily struggles of life with Autism. I said yes almost straight away, I guess I wasn’t really thinking when I said it. I suppose that is what happens when you’re on the spur of the moment. At least I’ve got some time to prepare a good presentation for everything, all 150 of them. THE EVENT The event has been labelled as the Extraordindary Lives conference, aimed at celebrating the success and motivational goals behind 6 individuals diagnosed with ASD, one being myself. It will take place on December the 10th, 2017 at the Kettering Park Hotel and Spa, which is located at Kettering Park Way, Kettering, NN15 6XT.   A BIT ABOUT THE CHARITY  Action for Asperger’s utilises the skills of a number of qualified counsellors who also specialise academically and/or…

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Living .. The A Word

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Having been a writer, I can tell why people would want another book or series. If the first was a complete success. For example, when I heard the news the BBC’s drama series ‘the A word’ was going to be making a comeback for a second series. I was keen to finish my days’ work to get home and watch it. Having seen the first series, and how well explained the condition of Autism was. I was rather looking forward to seeing the next one. Set two years after the first series. Life for Joe, the young lad in the drama who has Autism, and his family. Life has adjusted slowly; but as with all forms of Autistic life, trouble is never usually far away. In the first episode of series two of ‘the A word’, Joe has managed to find his way onto the school roof. Of course, all the teachers are in panic mode, in case he falls off, and the kids in the playground are at a loss of what to think of it all.    As a young child myself living with ASD, I certainly never climbed onto any roofs to get away from anything. But…

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Walk in our shoes

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This is the chance for you as the reader, to get a chance to read and feel what day to day life is like on the Autistic spectrum. It’s also a chance for you to send me any questions you may have. I may not be a medical expert, but I do have at least 25 years’ worth of experience living with Asperger’s Syndrome; so, I do have memory’s and knowledge that may help you. Whether you’re a parent with a child with Autism, living with the condition yourself; maybe even an employer who works with someone on the spectrum, feel free to message me with any questions or problems you may have; and I shall try and answer them as best as I can. Do not hesitate to contact me, click here to arrange a meeting, send me an email at Author@StuartParish.com or Follow me below on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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