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By Ron Sandison Father’s Day is especially meaningful to me as a dad with autism, I try not to take the responsibility for granted with my hectic schedule of writing and speaking. When I was diagnosed with autism at age seven the experts informed my parents I would probably never get married and ha…
5 days ago · From The Art of Autism
Until I began my career in creative chemistry, I hadn’t considered my characteristics of my autism as evolutionary advantages. By Burnett Grant In recent years, it has become clear to me that higher education is viewed by many people as a means to get a job, something that hadn’t occurred to me whe…
28.05.2021 · From The Art of Autism
A humorous look at autism. By Englebert Lau 1.) Repetitive habits that only make sense to you Girl: “That’s weird.” Guy: “What’s weird?” Girl: “You always eat food in the same order. Steak, then potatoes, then vegetables.” Guy: “That makes perfect sense. You have to eat steak when it’s warm. P…
19.05.2021 · From The Art of Autism
By Nils Skudra This afternoon I had the opportunity to watch Here We Are, a recent Israeli film directed by Nir Bergman which focuses on the relationship between Uri, a young man on the autism spectrum, and his father Aharon, who is resistant to letting him live in a specialized group home. The film…
14.05.2021 · From The Art of Autism
By Essmaa Litim Happy Mother’s Day. To every mother out there who continues to fight for her babies. Who works endless hours to make sure they are fed. Who flies halfway across the world for opportunity. Who sacrifices it all so that those babies can live the life she couldn’t have. For her life is…
09.05.2021 · From The Art of Autism
The Art of Autism thanks Bob DeMarco and Keri Bowers for creating a short film documenting the history of The Art of Autism that was shared for the first time in April on the big screen at San Diego Autism Society Autism’s Got Talent event at Del Mar.  The film highlighted some of our many pro…
07.05.2021 · From The Art of Autism
Sic years ago The Art of Autism solicited Dear Me letters from our readers. We received this submission last month from Dana Trick. If you have a Dear Me letter please email info@artautism.com. Include a photograph and a bio. We’d like to revive this wonderful project. Here’s more ab…
06.05.2021 · From The Art of Autism
The Art of Autism thanks all the artists who contributed to our 3rd Annual Women’s History Month Art Contest in March 2021. This year we had more submissions than ever. Thirty-five artists participated, some with many entries. Thank you curator Kimberly Gerry-Tucker for curating this exhibi…
12.04.2021 · From The Art of Autism
By Austin John Jones Some people say that people on the spectrum are not capable of love. This is not true. People on the spectrum are very capable of love. Even more challenged men and women on the autism spectrum are capable of love and can be very affectionate towards the people they love and car…
10.04.2021 · From The Art of Autism
Acceptance By Rachel Pretlow Let the waves be open! Let the light shine in! Let us embrace parts of us Where we have never been! The wind picks up and lofts me On coast and sea and shore To desert fruits and poppy seeds And to the Mother’s core I am a pollinator I fly with birds and bees I feel the …
05.04.2021 · From The Art of Autism
Today Greta Thunberg posted the following on her Facebook page. Today is ‪#AutismAwarenessDay‬. At the age of 12 I was diagnosed with Asperger, a form of autism. At that time I had no idea what it meant. When I and my parents told people I was autistic, they always reacted with shock since I didn’…
03.04.2021 · From The Art of Autism
By Matt Valente Orangutan means man of the forest, But man is busy destroying their forest. Oh the Irony! You ask why? Mainly in search of palm oil, We ruin the orangutan’s native soil. These noble beasts are left to die; It’s enough to make your blood boil. Save the orangutans; that’s what I say: …
24.03.2021 · From The Art of Autism
Is it break-up, make-up or wake-up? by Joel Ashton-Fogle Love is confusing at the best of times. This accounts for the huge industry of self-help books, relationship counsellors and literature written over the centuries. Love seems to be an enigma to even the most typical neurotypical. How do we fin…
23.03.2021 · From The Art of Autism
By Scott Norman Rosenthal “The Malingerer Goes to the Movies,” (a Dis-Ability Coming-Out poem, for Colin Kempner, and Judith Wright) 1. You’re sitting there, and it’s getting harder to breathe. It feels as if a little man, like a gnome, has crept up the back of your seat, and dropped a net in…
20.03.2021 · From The Art of Autism
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