Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Kathy Lette's son Jules on beating the bullies

When the heavenly author Kathy Lette emailed me an animation created by her son Jules on how he overcame bullies, I knew it deserved being shared on here.

Jules has Asperger's, which is on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum. "It's a life long neurological disorder and its chief characteristics are the inability to communicate socialise", writes Kathy in the Sunday Times (August, 2013). Whilst there are things he finds hard, there are plenty of things he can do that he is quite brilliant at.... Kathy says he is so poetic. And now he's an actor - and has made the above animation which will hopefully help many others. 

I adore Kathy and have met her several times. She is described as Ruby Wax's doppelganger and has a way with words that is in a league of its own... Her most recent novel Courting Trouble had me gripped for three solid days. You'd be mad not to read it. 

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