Autism can be a real struggle for those on that particular spectrum, as their brain in essence works in a different way to other people’s and this can cause great frustration when attempting to put a point across.

However, assistance for many comes in the form of poetry as it allows them to portray their thoughts in the written form, free from the uncomfortable feelings they often experience in the company of others. Like most people they have a devoted passion in their lives, but can sometimes find it difficult to express it, so this art form allows the opportunity to feel more relaxed and able to open up.

Autism and poetry is inspirational to not only those with the condition, who can use it as a means of communication and exploration; but also to the non-autistic who can acquire a greater understanding of the difficulties they face.