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By Kaelynn Partlow Often those of us on the autism spectrum do things that neurotypical people have difficulty understanding. To outsiders, autistic behavior can look “odd” or seem “not to make sense.” Sometimes a person’s behavior can even be frightening. It’s not uncommon for autistic…
27.03.2019 · From The Art of Autism
Wendy describes the challenges for someone on the autism spectrum for what many would call a simple outing. By Wendi E. Powers Going out in public is always an adventure for those of us on the autism spectrum.  While I can’t speak for the others, I can share a personal example.  Just…
28.08.2018 · From The Art of Autism
why I’m no longer employed By an anonymous female on the autism spectrum Sorry, I had to title my first AOA blog with my favorite saying from the King’s Quest video game series. In game VII a very ugly (to some) troll asks the beautiful Princess Rosella for a kiss. Upon rejection his rep…
24.07.2018 · From The Art of Autism
My name is Syance Wilson. I want to share my dream with you. When I watch YouTube and Facebook videos about people including the members of  One Direction or Justin Bieber visiting sick children at hospitals, or when the cast of Extreme Makeover Home Edition renovates the homes of the most deserving…
06.02.2017 · From The Art of Autism
By S. Scott Sanderson Everywhere I go there is noise. From my pocket I pull out earplugs. Alone I want to sit and read. But here I am in the midst of people working, moving and busy. Like the eye in the center of a storm, I want to be calm and still. To my right, up high and loud a television blares…
07.09.2016 · From The Art of Autism
Tell me about the colors only you can see. Scarlett was diagnosed with autism today. They say a diagnosis of autism is given every 20 minutes… By Alyssa Adamson Sweet child, light of my life, I promise to never allow any fear to stop me from unlocking all of the universes that exist in your br…
30.06.2016 · From The Art of Autism
By Katherine Lockhead That day was overwhelming for me. I woke up that morning, feeling excited and ready for the event that every student looks forward to from Grade 1. I called salons to get my hair and makeup done. It came as a shock to me that most of these places did not have any slots availabl…
14.06.2016 · From The Art of Autism
Autism self-advocacy is an art form aimed at accentuating the beauty found in our humanity. Autism awareness and acceptance should be about expanding people’s exposure to the life of autistic people. That can’t be done with statistics; it can only be done with stories and story telling is an art. B…
31.05.2016 · From The Art of Autism
We dream of travelling through the universe – but is not the universe within ourselves? (Novalis, from ‘Miscellaneous Observations’, 1798)  By Marie Faverio I am an Aussie advocate for Asperger’s Syndrome, and an aspie myself. I know I am different, but I am happy to be different because I wan…
29.04.2016 · From The Art of Autism