Rebecca was invited to present work on the role of alexithymia in emotional understanding in autism at a conference in Moscow in April. She spoke about the huge variation in emotional understanding strengths and weaknesses among autistic individuals, and how emotional abilities may relate to alexithymia severity, rather than autism itself. Presenters and attendees included researchers, clinicians, autistic adults, and parents of autistic children, leading to really interesting discussions about recent research findings. It was great to hear a range of perspectives on the way alexithymia may affect different emotional skills. It was also a great opportunity to do some exploring!