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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
By Kathy Crabbe I’ve been an artist forever! I try to paint every day because it brings me richness; of experience, emotion, intuition and yes, income too! I don’t necessarily choose what I’ll be painting, it chooses me! During Covid I only painted cute, cozy kittens on wood. Now I’m painting nude…
02.06.2021 · From The Art of Autism
“The tables have turned I am now the stud that wrestlers are afraid to face on the mat.” Caiden Hooks By Ron Sandison Caiden Hooks finds motivation to overcome every challenge by his favorite Scripture 2 Corinthians 5:7, “For we live by faith, not by sight.” Multi-talented Caiden qualified for the …
25.05.2021 · 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
By Tyler Cordeiro A poem about having to leave college because of my improperly accommodated disabilities. Wanderlust of the Solo-cup Beer Droplet Just like you expected, you Leave pirate themed college party Early First day Bathroom stall. Knees to chin. Voice echo soundwave Of friendly frat boys …
03.05.2021 · From The Art of Autism
Ron Sandison interviews child musical prodigy Jacob Velazquez For those who missed Jacob Velazquez on America’s Got Talent here’s a video of his appearance: I had the opportunity to ask Jacob a few questions about his autism and his music. 1. How did PDD-NOS effect you as a child and at…
21.04.2021 · 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
Angela Demo Casting is currently casting the independent feature film Cha Cha Real Smooth. They are searching for a young actress (10-15 years old) on the autism spectrum to portray the lead role of LOLA. The character description for LOLA is below and you can find further details about the film he…
06.04.2021 · 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
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
Northern Pictures is looking for single autistic people and couples for a new U.S. documentary about autism and dating. Email production@northernpictures.com.au See flyer below. Source: The Art of Autism
18.03.2021 · From The Art of Autism
By Nils Skudra This week I had the opportunity to watch Jerry Rothwell’s documentary The Reason I Jump, a profoundly compelling commentary on the lives of several young nonspeaking adults on the autism spectrum. Based on the book of the same title by Naoki Higashida, this documentary explores the u…
13.03.2021 · From The Art of Autism
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