Rebecca Sharrock

I'm an autistic person who is making a career from writing, public speaking and advocacy work. 

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Through the Eyes of a Toddler
a month ago
I’ve previously written a blog called “Through the Eyes of a Newborn.” Now I’ll do the same kind of thing, except for it being about the next phase of my life, which was my toddler years. I’ll begin w...
Us Humans Are Too Curious for Our Own Good
2 months ago
When the New Horizons space probe launched in 2007 I couldn’t wait for it to reach Pluto in 2015 and finally reveal many secrets of that mysterious dwarf planet. Once that time came I was fascinated t...
Being A Writer And Speaker
2 months ago
As a career I write blogs and books (currently I’m working on a book called My Life is a Puzzle), as well as doing public talks at schools and in the community. When I tell people that I do this as a ...
Learning to Walk
3 months ago
Developing the ability to walk and talk were two of the biggest milestones of my life. As I mentioned in a recent blog I recall practicing vocal sounds almost from the moment I left the womb. Yet the ...
Autism Isn't a Life Sentence
3 months ago
Quite often when a person (or a parent’s son or daughter) is diagnosed with autism or anything else that’s medically termed a disability, sympathy is expressed as to how hard it must be for the parent...
We All Possess Different Kinds of Memory
3 months ago
Our memories are a very important part of our life because they make up our entire experience of living. Without our memories, we would have no sense of self or any other sense of being alive. There a...