It is World Autism Awareness Week 2019 from Monday 1st April. As a pre-WAAW2019 I wanted to tell you some exciting news. This is so new it isn’t even on my site on the courses page yet. I wanted you to be among the first to know about a new course I have created ‘Understanding and … More New Autism Course For Therapists, Coaches & Those Interested In Understanding What It Is Like To Be Autistic
This week Anne Hegerty from the TV quiz show The Chase entered the jungle in I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Anne is autistic, she was diagnosed in her 40’s. Having Anne in I’m a Celebrity is great for raising awareness of autism and how autism doesn’t have to hold people back from stepping out of their comfort zones and achieving things. … More Autism Awareness: Anne Hegerty In The Jungle
I haven’t blogged in about a month because I have been busy finishing my latest two books. The first of these books is my 30th book which is a milestone I’m proud to have reached. As readers of my blog will know, my main focus is as an autism advocate sharing my experiences as an … More Published My 30th Book!
Extract From Dan Jones book ‘Look Into My Eyes: Asperger’s, Hypnosis & Me’ The event that transformed my life happened in 1993. The ITV television channel aired a programme called The Hypnotic World of Paul McKenna. The show was essentially a televised version of stage hypnosis. I had never seen hypnosis before and watching the show … More How Hypnosis Has Helped Me – Extract from ‘Look Into My Eyes’
The biggest influence in my life has been my wife. A clear sign of this was when I gave my speech at our wedding. I wasn’t nervous through the wedding, as everything was planned and should have carried out as planned. Some bits that were likely to ruin the plans were getting me frustrated and … More Influence of My Wife & Best Friend – Extract from ‘Look Into My Eyes’
I think I am like most others with Asperger’s, in that I see it as something that is a part of me, not as something to be cured. It doesn’t mean I don’t wish I could change some aspects of myself, and I am aware that parents of children with low functioning autism often say … More The Value of Autism & My Views on a ‘Cure’ – Extract from ‘Look Into My Eyes’
Although during my primary years, I had poor emotional connection. I didn’t really notice it. From my perspective, I was living in my own world. My dad had written about my poor emotional connection, and mum has mentioned my difficulties with emotional connection, but to me, I was more interested in doing things on my … More Primary School Years: Developing Influence Skills – Extract from ‘Look Into My Eyes’
Many of my earliest memories are from my primary years. I don’t really remember much before that, and what I think I remember, I can’t be confident about – are they my memories, or just memories based on photographs I have seen? In this chapter, I will share my experience of my primary school years … More Primary School Years: Friendships – Extract from ‘Look Into My Eyes’
At about eight years of age, I found a book that had a profound influence on me – The Magic of Thinking Big. This was a book I found lying around the house one day, and as a small child who loved magic, seeing a book with ‘Big’ and ‘Magic’ both written in the title … More Primary School Years: Meditation, Animals & Developing Interests – Extract from ‘Look Into My Eyes’
I received an adult diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) a few years ago. I suspected I had autism for many years, but I didn’t want to be labelled, so never sought diagnosis until my life hit a point where I felt it was the only way I would get the help and support I … More My Autism Journey