Lydia Andal, author of Am I Autistic? provides the next challenge in our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book series. Lydia an autistic British Journalist/Author and Advocate who works to promote a more balanced view of autism. She is founder and director of New Idealist Publishing.



Challenge 8: Pattern Poem

Lydia’s challenge dares you to create a poem from a random word pattern. We promise lot of fun with words in the creation of your very own poem from random words found in a favourite book!

One challenge from the book will be released here every few days. Look out for the next one soon!


Members can download the full 50 Challenges for 50 Years book free of charge (normally £7.50).

A hard copy of the full 50 Challenges for 50 Years is also available for £15.00 (including postage and packaging to UK addresses).

You can track your progress using the Challenge Chart. Once you’ve completed as many challenges as you can, send your chart and the answer to or result of the challenge you enjoyed the most to and we’ll send you a certificate!