I had a meeting in town at lunchtime on Friday 21st May with Clare Astle of the NHS city Asperger’s service, at the Homemade Café. It was really good, I’d previously only talked to Clare by email and we got to know each other’s activities really well. Clare is about to start a major project involving a “Community of Interest” of local people with a stake in Asperger’s, i.e. people with it, parents and carers, healthcare professionals who work with it, charity workers, volunteers, researchers etc. and she invited me to take part, which of course I am very happy to do. 🙂 As I remarked to her, it seems like opportunities and projects for people with Asperger’s are actually springing up all over the place now, where a few years ago the situation looked difficult and bleak. I’m actually becoming optimistic about the future of my activities in this area.