INTRODUCTION



Hello, my name is Derek Rogers, I was born on the 30th of May 1987 and I have High Functioning Autism. This website is about how I look at the world from my perspective, about my autism, and about helping people to understand others on the autistic spectrum so that they can help them more. It also shares my interests with other people and many other things that I want to share with anyone who has a look at this website. You can think of it as being like a book that you could dip into now and again. As there is a lot to read, you can come back to read different sections whenever you want to, and unlike a printed book, I do update it from time to time, hence the date on my home page will change so that you can see when it’s been updated.


There are seventeen sections on this website including this one, and some of them have got colour-coded links that take you to Wikipedia, YouTube, and Amazon if you click on them. The links that take you to Wikipedia are in blue, the links that take you to YouTube are in red, and the links that take you to Amazon are in green. As of January 2015, I’ve done all of them so that they’re not underlined, but will be underlined while you’ve got your curser on any one of them. You will need an Amazon account if you want to order any item that gets mentioned, although depending wherever you are in the world, it probably wouldn’t be possible for anyone who lives outside Europe to order some of the items that get mentioned on this website as probably some of them may not be viewable outside Europe.


I have a great many links on my website, and I wouldn’t expect anyone to click on every single one of them, and some of them that you may want to click on, you can do so after you’ve read my website. You may not want to visit most of the Wikipedia ones that are in blue as you may have already heard of some of those things, and there are a lot of YouTube ones that are in red. They give you a chance to watch the clips if you are interested in doing so, though you probably won’t want to watch all of them. Also, I can’t give everything that is mentioned on this website blue Wikipedia links because in the past, when I tried to give something mentioned on it a blue Wikipedia link and it has an apostrophe in the name, when I uploaded it and I clicked on it, it came up with ‘bad title’ on the Wikipedia page because there was the percent symbol in the address where the apostrophes were supposed to be.


Also, I would encourage everyone who views this website to read the whole of the next section called ‘An Important Story’ because it’s about something I had gone through for a long time until it led to a very frightening experience I had on the 12th of October 2014, and it’s written with a view to enabling people to understand what I went through for a long time and how the incident had a major impact on me. Also, the third and fourth sections feature some of my art work, and I know that some people are interested in art work, so should you want to visit those sections as well as having read this section and the next one, you may want to save other sections for future visits to read.


And lastly, if you’re on Facebook, and I know that not everyone who views this site is on Facebook, and also you don’t have to be on my friends list to do this, if you’ve very much enjoyed looking at my website, then after you have had a look at it, put a link to it on your home page and get your friends to have a look at it, and then get them to put a link to it on their home pages and get their friends to have a look at it, and so on, and let it spread throughout, that way I get more hits, but only if you want to. I don’t want to put pressure on anyone to do that, it just means a lot to me if I have as many hits a possible. Anyway I hope you enjoy reading my website as much as I enjoy working on it, however I wouldn’t expect anyone to read all of it in one go.



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