Author Dean McIntosh is an autistic male who was born in the last week of October during the year 1978. As anyone who knows enough about life on the autistic spectrum can imagine, this entailed a lot of abuse and mistreatment.
But it gets worse. Outcomes in life, we are told, are heavily influenced by a number of factors, the most relevant of which here is the age of the mother at the time of birth. Dean McIntosh‘s mother was a few months past her twenty-first birthday at the time of his birth. Growing up autistic in a household, a school system, and a social service system these details entail, has had effects that continue to show themselves even now that middle age has come to pet his face.
In this journal, you will find his musings about why he is what he is, why he cannot help it, and his desperate hope that no other child is forced to become what he is. More than anything, Dean hopes that you will find what he has to say here enlightening.