Why mythology and autism?

Why mythology and autism?

The idea for this project started to take shape at a meeting in 2008 with a special needs teacher, who mentioned that, in her experience and those of her colleagues, autistic children often enjoy classical myth. I began to wonder why this might be the case, and whether – as a classicist who researches, and loves, classical myth – there was anything I could contribute. I started this blog to report on my progress which was often sporadic until the launch of the Warsaw-based European Research Council-funded project Our Mythical Childhood (2016-21) to trace the role of classics in children’s culture. My key contribution to the project is an exploration of classics in autistic children’s culture, above all by producing myth-themed activities for autistic children. This blog shares my progress, often along Herculean paths.





Wednesday, 11 June 2014

"It's all Greek to me": Why every Jack needs a giant - poster


The HEA's Monsters conference at which I presented the poster whose inception I've discussed previously in this blog has now taken place.  The pdf is available here.  Let me know via s.deacy@roehampton.ac.uk if you have problems opening the document.