In this issue we explore what it means to be ‘connected’ – person to person, community to community, locally and internationally. In our Letters to the Editor we find expressions of friendship and collaborations nurtured via the myriad online and in person connections of the ANCA® community. James’s Wagner’s poem ‘The Playground’ revels in the simple joy of childhood play while his article ‘Commentary on the Cure Mentality’ provides a deft examination of the myths and illogic that still beleaguer the general population’s understanding of autism. Leonora Gregory-Collura sums up her connection-intensive tour of the UK while Dr. Ben Schogler discusses how technology helps level the playing field for so many who have traditionally been excluded from the joys of music making…

We hope you enjoy this issue of
Naturally AUTISTIC.