I have blogged about a lot of topics, autism related and not autism related, on this blog over the last 7 years. After much thought, I have decided to end this blog, at least for the time being. Presently, at least, I feel that I have said everything that needs to be said about how having high-functioning autism has impacted my life in both positive and negative ways. I’m also at a very stable point in my life right now both socially and career-wise. I have just completed my PhD in pure mathematics from the University of Waterloo and will be pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel funded by the Azrieli Foundation (an organisation that, among various other initiatives, gives funding to Canadian citizens/phds in a wide variety of fields to pursue a postdoc in Israel) starting this fall. I’ve also left behind a good group of friends in Waterloo as I have blogged much about and am most certain that I have a new group of friends in Israel soon enough.
All of this doesn’t mean, however, that I believe my advocacy for autism is over or that I won’t have any new experiences that will add new dimensions to my advocacy. When such new experiences come up and I feel I have something to add, I will most likely include them in my advocacy whether that be coming back to this blog or through some other means. I will be leaving this blog up to help others with autism or knows someone who does. Moreover, for anyone who wishes to leave comments or discuss anything on any post or aspect of my blog at any time, I am more than happy to respond and discuss.