Donna Williams





Donna Williams


Born
Australia
Died
April 22, 2017

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Donna Williams is the author of Nobody Nowhere: The Extraordinary Autobiography of an Autistic, in which she tells of her lifelong battle with autism -- a developmental disorder originating in infancy and characterized by self-absorption, repetitive and rigidly structured behavior, language dysfunction, and an inability to interact socially. Williams depicts in her book a world of disembodied color, pattern, and sound. At times she would madly rub her eyes and withdraw into "bright spots of fluffy color," attempting to escape what she called the "intrusive gabble" of other people. Torn between a dread of physical contact and a desire for emotional connection, Williams would often beat herself then assume a fetal position. "Hurting herself," ...more

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This is the tribute that I, Chris Samuel, read at my wife Polly’s memorial recently.



Do not go gentle into that good night.

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


So ends the poem by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.  That was not Polly’s style.  She most definitely did want to go gently, and on the night of Saturday 22nd April she stole away quietly, whilst sleeping.


It was the Thursday night before...

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Nobody Nowhere: The Extraor...

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The Jumbled Jigsaw: An Insi...

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