Alyssa of Yes, That Too (a blog which gets mentioned fairly often around here, because it's awesome) has republished a piece on managing sensory sensitivity. It's full of good ideas, and even if the particular sensitivities and management techniques don't directly relate to you or yours it's a great inspiration to get thinking about how to sort out your own specific needs. You'll find it here.
If you'd like to be part of the autism art journal, get your skates on - I'll be closing submissions and shutting the form down at the end of this week. I've decided to create a separate ebook version, rather than the original plan which was to just scan the physical journal before I send it off for the exhibitions. The wonderful contributors gave so generously of information that most people had way, way more than I could fit on the pages of the small notebook issued by the project organisers, so rather than just lose all that information I'll create a bigger, more detailed digital version with plenty of room for everything.
I'm also planning a name change - I was never particularly fond of Faces of Autism, and as it's turned out quite a few of the participants have other neuro issues at play as well as ASD. So, unless I can think of something better by July, it'll simply be called Neurodiversity.
Speaking of stuff I'm up to, one of my ongoing special interests is public domain works. Now, I've put together two short ebooks, panic projects brought about by my recent unemployment and general sense of what the heck am I doing with my life. They are A Little Treasury of Owls and A Little Treasury of Tentacles, and they're both collections of short stories, poetry, and factual accounts.
In closing, here's James May. I'm still loving Headsqueeze, even though I don't entirely understand what it is: