Wednesday 19 June: Living with Autism - Judith Visser and Erik Jan Harmens interviewed by Filemon Wesselink
How to live with autism? Dutch authors Judith Visser and Erik Jan Harmens investigate the impact on daily life when you have to deal with autism. In her book Zondagskind (Sunday Child), Judith draws from her own life. As a young adult she was diagnosed with Asperger, a form of autism.
In his novel Pauwl, Erik Jan Harmens tells of his adult autistic son. Harmens' son read the manuscript and gave his father very useful suggestions for the book.
Host Filemon Wesselink is well known in the Netherlands as a TV presentor. At a later age he found out that he had autism, when he hosted the TV programme Het is hier autistisch (It is autistic here). This programme is in Dutch. More info and tickets at www.b-unlimited.nl.