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Name: Donna Williams. with many nicknames, the one with me longest being 'Polly'
Interests, hobbies, obsessions, perseverations etc: sculpture, painting, composing, writing, having a buzz, being in nature, pink street lights, opaque fluorescent green plastic, red colophane, anything representing apples, unusual paper clips, glossy pale pink patent leather, the smell of new carpet, wallpaper books, rolls of carpet and linoleum, swimming pool liners, old red telephone boxes, white quartz gravel, moonlight on leaves, red light bulbs, Peter Rabbit, music boxes, toboganing, swing seats, anything under glass or imbedded objects, fluff sculptures, happy dancing string, chinese lanterns, Japanese laquerware, Japanese screens, exploring ancient ruined castles, being in a massage chair, wooden sounds, tinkling sounds, doorbells, textural pictures I can see through my hands, connecting with the beingness of wonderful souls and real people, sense of home with Chris.
NB: My OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) is NOT an interest. My tics are NOT stims. So I don't list these!
Year of birth: 1963
Profession, area of study, etc: Professions: Autism Consultant/Author/Public Speaker/Artist/Composer
Areas of professional interest: split brain development, sensing and sensuality, Autism vs Asperger's, gut/immune dysfunction, exposure anxiety, meaning deafness and gestural signing, meaning blindness and visual fragmentation, artism, 'Autistic' language, identity and personality, environmental adaptations.
Where you live in the world: Australia
Marital status, # of kids etc.: very happily married in an utterly autie-friendly marriage
Personal webpage url: http://www.donnawilliams.net