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By joining autism and neurodivergent communities, I’ve gained such a stronger and more confident sense of self! Amy Gaeta An interview with Amy Gaeta by Ron Sandison. Understanding neurodivergence was key to my success. As I discovered how my mind processed information and became an expert on auti…
6 days ago · From The Art of Autism
I was diagnosed with Autism, Asperger’s at the age of 44 but it wasn’t a surprise just a relief. What led to my diagnoses though was a lifetime of anxiety, a real feeling I did “not fit in” and I suffered from episodes of depression as a result. I was unable to do anything …
10 days ago · From The Art of Autism
By Connor Long-Johnson My story begins when I was first diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in early 2017. I naturally both needed and wanted to share my diagnosis with friends, family and co-workers. Thankfully, most of those who I told were understanding and showed me the compassion I desper…
13 days ago · From The Art of Autism
It feels so good to write 2021 and put 2020 behind us. Though the last year was dark with fires, COVID, and economic uncertainty there were times of light and laughter. Autistry ended the year with stunning success stories. We supported 20 students taking several different courses at College of Mar…
07.01.2021 · From Autistry Studios
Following rules and rituals I create unique compositions. By Roland Bühlmann My music follows certain, partly unconscious rules. Following rules and rituals is typical for autistic people. My music is linear, made up of individual voices, all are more or less melodic. A kind of polyphony without con…
06.01.2021 · From The Art of Autism
It’s not weird that I’m not so good at letting go, because holding on is what I’ve always done. Letting go is new. And growing hurts. By Martine Mussies Let it Go! Let it Go! People with autism are notorious for their inability to let go – and I am no exception to this. Last…
03.01.2021 · From The Art of Autism
By Joel Ashton-Fogle Duel Diagnosis No, this is not a miss-spelling! For every day is a battle; a combat between symptoms, treatments for them, side-effects of the treatments and subsequent treatments to alleviate the side-effects, leading to more side-effects and more treatments. And so it goes o…
23.12.2020 · From The Art of Autism
By Alice Farion It’s going to be ok. I’m going to be ok. It’s just 8 hours. I’m going to be normal. But I’m not. I am faking it, I am not ok. I am not normal. Everyday, I play an act. I have been an actress my whole life. I am a researcher too. Everyday, I observe other people, list facts, organise …
21.12.2020 · From The Art of Autism
Rudy reminds me of the simple things in life like a good meal. No matter what we have for dinner, Rudy is under the table begging for his scraps. By Ron Sandison In December 2018 I was experiencing severe anxiety and depression. I felt overwhelm by traveling and speaking at over 70 events a year an…
19.12.2020 · From The Art of Autism
By Kevin Degidon https://kevindegidonspectrumart.weebly.com Kevin is a versatile artist who works in various art forms including: • Acrylic painting • Book illustration • Sculpture • Interactive art • Installation artwork • Writing Source: The Art of Autism
15.12.2020 · From The Art of Autism
By Roland Bühlmann About pinhole photography Pinhole photography is one of my favorite interests; the other is music. I play guitar and several other instruments and I record and produce my own music. I learned both special interests an an autodidactic. A third interest is reading books (criminal st…
13.12.2020 · From The Art of Autism
By Kris McElroy The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year while also being one of the most difficult for me. I love the decorations, music, and lights of the holiday season, but I struggle with sensory overload, crowds, and the social expectations and requirements of holiday gatheri…
11.12.2020 · From The Art of Autism
By Nera Birch Knitting is one of my special interests. I learned to knit when I was in second grade, but due to abusive situations all of my life, I wasn’t allowed to pursue it the way I wanted, until now. I have very quickly become obsessed with it, as one tends to do with an autistic special inter…
09.12.2020 · From The Art of Autism
Lotta Wadsten Bynert reflects on her search for God and meaning in her life. Thank you for this beautiful site and letting me share my thoughts with you about life on the autism spectrum, recovery from mental illness, drawing and doing so together with God. This combination is not a problem for God,…
03.12.2020 · From The Art of Autism
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