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Alumnus Dr Ian Hale graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 1978 with a Master’s in Cultural Studies and has had his book published: 'Asperger’s, Autism & You: Is the epidemic real and are vaccines the cause?'

About the author

Dr Hale is a member of British Mensa, the Accademia Costantiniana, The Athenian Society and a graduate of Portsmouth, Bristol and Bath Spa Universities.

His professional background is in further and higher education, special education needs and genetics. He lives in the historic city of Bristol with his four cats; Tisha, George, Pearl and Thor.

About the book

Being a writer and practitioner specialising in autism is one thing, but I hope that by actually being one to bring a new dimension to its understanding and implications, which is another principle reason for writing this book – only someone who lives it truly knows what it’s like. This isn't academic theory or clinical observation - this is how it is and how it lives, good and bad.

Because of the family experience, autism was always a part of everyday, normal life for me. This understanding lends a uniquely powerful and sharply different perspective to both assessing and then providing a high quality of educational and life experience for affected people, whether children or adults – as each has their own particular viewpoint and set of needs.