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By Dr. Dan L. Edmunds I encountered a fellow lad who is Autistic. He told me he struggled with fitting in and sometimes prayed to be ‘normal’. He felt many judged him as weird or eccentric. He at times felt lonely and isolated. He was often lacking in confidence. We first began in our di…
09.03.2024 · From The Art of Autism
By Traci Neal Nature nourishes my body in waves before reaching my ebony surface. My countenance counts the sunshine’s rays each time I awaken. The world I compose in my consciousness witnesses the wind welcoming the trees as a treasure. Musical songs and delight ring throughout my cerebrum. Shelter…
06.12.2023 · From The Art of Autism
By S. Scott Sanderson It’s terrible to feel like you are less than That you are not the same, you know Eccentric, maybe even crazy That is ok But then they label you as less than That you do not like Measuring up as short Leaves you wondering why God would make you different than Those you wish you …
01.12.2023 · From The Art of Autism
by Dr. Dan L. Edmunds With the clipboard they stood and made demands They wrote, ‘Five times he flapped his hands’ They offered me a treat If I did not move my feet Echolalia is repeating your own phrase Progress is repeating according to our ways Look at everyone in the eye We do not w…
31.08.2023 · From The Art of Autism
by Daniel Antonsson As long as I can remember, I have always liked sports and being active. In school, I got the highest grade in physical education and I was prepared to do my best in every single class. Running, basketball, gymnastics, track and field and so on, it was all fun. But it was not unti…
22.08.2023 · From The Art of Autism
by Daniel Antonsson When I was a child, I cannot remember having much of a sleeping problem. I could relax and sleep through the night and woke up feeling well. When I became an adult, things changed for the worse and sleeping built up to a mountain of fear. Especially when there was a change in rou…
28.07.2023 · From The Art of Autism
by Joel Ashton-Fogle Waiting Room 1 Arriving in a state. Heart racing. Bracing self and pacing, chasing, facing wait with weight Afraid of light. Afraid of sound. Each breath exploding, foreboding Eroding ground Concrete ejection seat Might hurl me into obsolete. Confiscation, condemnation, Where is…
16.06.2023 · From The Art of Autism
By S. Scott Sanderson Sometimes I feel A bubbling coming up Inside me It cannot be contained When I was younger, I used to give in I would dance, a happy dance Limbs flailing wildly Dancing back and forth And in circles Sometimes, I’d clap Into the air No reason needed Just an unbridled enthusiasm O…
18.05.2023 · From The Art of Autism
by Emily Steinbach The restaurant biz is never easy, especially when you’re a waitress with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The atmosphere is generally chaotic and plenty of harsh customers can make things feel much more difficult. For those who are on the Autism Spectrum, working in the food …
08.05.2023 · From The Art of Autism
by Daniel Antonsson As a 43 year old Autistic male, I can honestly say that I have experienced both the highs and the lows of living with Autism. The super focus that I have for my special interests can move mountains and there is almost no limit to how much time I can invest. Thinking, talking, stu…
05.05.2023 · From The Art of Autism
By Andrew Moodie Most people would say that I have a fairly good life, but behind the fact that I come from a loving family, get three meals a day and go to a warm bed every night, I’ve always felt like there is another side of the story that has never really been talked about that much. Now I’m twe…
22.04.2023 · From The Art of Autism
by Nils Skudra Recently I had the opportunity to watch A Man Called Otto, a heartwarming comedy-drama starring Tom Hanks as Otto, a grumpy and bitter retiree who routinely insults his neighbors and enforces the traffic rules of his condominium neighborhood until he is befriended by an immigrant fami…
03.04.2023 · From The Art of Autism
Happy Autism Acceptance Month. World Autism Awareness Day is Saturday, April 2! This month The Art of Autism looks at #ActuallyAutistic Instagram influencers you may want to follow. Do you know someone we should follow? Place your suggestions in the comments below. 1. Greta Thunberg Environmen…
02.04.2022 · From The Art of Autism
By Ron Sandison When I was diagnosed with autism in 1982 only one in every 10,000 children in the United States had an autism diagnosis. As a teenager, I felt different, much like an endangered species. I was often excluded from social activities due to my outbursts and meltdowns. The neurodiversit…
09.01.2022 · From The Art of Autism
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