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Leaders spoke who listened to their hearts, their intuition, and to the children. These bold parents and professionals radically and gently attuned to the truth of the children and saw them differently. By Marisa Leon I arrived an hour early both days to the Mozart and the Mind symposium in San Dieg…
27.06.2019 · From The Art of Autism
Autism is not a disease… it is a difference. My ribbon celebrates these differences by including words that I associate with who I am. Wen of Zen, cover image title “Autism Talking” Started in 2005 in an online forum for autistic people, Autistic Pride Day, June 18, is a day to cel…
19.06.2019 · From The Art of Autism
What I learned from watching The Dating Game, The Bachelor, and Beauty and the Geek By Tom Iland Do you watch reality TV shows?  How about reality TV dating shows?  Growing up with autism, ever since elementary school, I wanted to have a girlfriend.  I usually relied on movies or TV s…
02.11.2018 · From The Art of Autism
By Tom Iland I received some questions this morning from a mother whose son with autism didn’t want to be called “high-functioning” and suggested she use another term. She asked me if I’ve ever felt this way – is it possible many kids feel this way and we don’t know it? and what other terms ca…
28.09.2018 · From The Art of Autism
Tom visits Autsit in Lake Tahoe Tom Iland It feels great to get back into blogging again! I recently had one of the most enlightening and empowering experiences of my life and I want to tell YOU all about it so you might be enlightened and empowered, too! For the past three years, I’ve been attendin…
26.06.2018 · From The Art of Autism
“Empowering your young person is the key to giving them the skills they need to live an independent life. If you do things for them that they could learn or even do for themselves by themselves, then you are DISEMPOWERING your young person,” Tom Iland By Debra Muzikar What is your first…
18.07.2017 · From The Art of Autism
The Va-J-J House, a Tapestry of Life Written from the Heart of Aunt Lea Lance As a friend of The Art of Autism, Aunt Lea has shared in blogs and discussions on this forum. This time, to protect the privacy of fictionalized characters in her novel, she is using her pseudonym: Aunt Lea Lance –…
23.04.2017 · From The Art of Autism
Art of Autism board member Tom Iland will test his knowledge on Wheel of Fortune this Tuesday. Tom has been hooked on the show for 30 years since he was a toddler. “It was quite a shock when Tom put down his Legos, stood in front of the TV and solved the Wheel of Fortune bonus round puzzle, &#…
17.04.2017 · From The Art of Autism
Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t seen the movie you may not want to read this review. By Tom Iland If you have not yet seen the Ben Affleck movie, The Accountant, I suggest you see it or research it in order to better understand the context and the lessons being conveyed in this blog. As a certif…
19.02.2017 · From The Art of Autism
The Art of Autism is taking nominations for your favorite informative blogs in a number of categories. Here are our nominations so far for favorite blog – autistic male perspective. To vote click on who you want to vote for and hit the vote button at the bottom. Voting ends March 15, 2017. We …
23.01.2017 · From The Art of Autism
Part of loving yourself is letting go of those grudges you hold that ultimately hurt you more than the person you hate.  Forgiving others as well as yourself will begin the healing process and allow you to move forward with your life.  The Art of Becoming A Man By Tom Iland Current statistics tell u…
16.09.2016 · From The Art of Autism
By Tom Iland When you have autism, social interactions can be one of the most difficult aspects of life. Uncertainty and an underlying fear of rejection may cause people with autism to avoid interacting with others rather than seizing the opportunity to get to know people. People like me on the au…
02.06.2016 · From The Art of Autism
Maybe you are also looking for answers, hoping to find meaningful work or feel happier.  I found that it has been helpful to ask and answer certain questions to make decisions and put my life on the path that’s right for me. By Tom Iland Anyone who has seen the movie Flashdance or heard the song ‘Wh…
22.11.2015 · From The Art of Autism