And do you live with your family or… on your own?
I alternate. I live with my family a lot of the time, but more of the time I’m with the folk at this supported living house that I live at, which is within walking distance from my own house.
And which folk do you live with then?
A lot of folk with less functioning autism than me.
So what’s that like, living with them?
Not too bad, but they can be a bit annoying at times.
Can you give me some examples of that?
One resident only ever talks about being sick. I find that rather annoying. There’s this other resident who’s overly obsessed with transport and that’s seemingly to be the only thing he ever really wants to talk about. Some of the folk are pretty high functioning, but not as high as me. [name]’s a good guy, although he has trouble understanding things. I’ve also got a flatmate called [name] who lives in the upper flats with me. He’s a decent guy, he’s pretty quiet and a pretty fussy eater. Well more of a fussy eater than I am.