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By Ron Sandison Having autism has helped me write books, they are very detailed, they got crazy plotlines, and I am able to keep it all straight in my head and I know it’s because I am autistic. J.D. Barker J.D. Barker is an awarding-winning New York Times and international bestselling thriller wri…
2 days ago · From The Art of Autism
by Amy Potter I’m tired of being invisible. I’m not talking about my invisible disability – I am happy with that and don’t want to part with it. No, what I’m tired of is Disability itself being invisible. Even when I am working among allies, all of whom I know are dedicated to Equity, Diversi…
7 days ago · From The Art of Autism
by Daniel Antonsson When I was a child, I never walked around and thought that I was different. I was just me and people around me never consider that I could have a diagnosis of some kind. I was a calm and proper boy that always tried to be kind to people and behave well in school. I was a little a…
9 days ago · From The Art of Autism
By Aaron Bouma For many years I’ve had this dream. To build a military museum. But it wasn’t until later in my younger years that it was realized it could be achievable. How do you focus on your dreams? Are you satisfied with how you are pushing toward achieving your goals? Autistic persons often ar…
14 days ago · From The Art of Autism
By Sofia Mochon-Ciniglio Art education is a multifaceted and complicated endeavor. It involves the mastery of artistic and studio practice, yet also the maintenance of an integral mindset of patience, respect and (as I’ve come to realize in the course of my work with special needs children) boundari…
03.07.2024 · From The Art of Autism
by John Testore I just celebrated my birthday and wish I could sink. I see no purpose in Celebrating birthdays by stereotypes: cake, blowing candles as reminders of age, clinging glasses, and countless dreaded pictures. The bad news is that birthdays are normally social events organized by friends …
28.06.2024 · From The Art of Autism
By Ron Sandison “By understanding our emotions we are able to express and share them and this prevents us from being overwhelmed and controlled by them.” Ron Sandison Many people with Autism have difficulty expressing and sharing their emotions. Instead of managing our emotional level, we allow emot…
26.06.2024 · From The Art of Autism
by Christian Berman Before I was diagnosed with Autism, this was how I related to my dear maternal Grandpa Jules. I had a few years with him, not even knowing that our time was limited. I was just coming into this big beautiful world full of love & My Grandpa Jules David Cohen had just 6 years…
19.06.2024 · From The Art of Autism
By Nils Skudra This week I had the opportunity to watch “I Can”, a faith-based film based on the true story of Katelyn Pavey, a young girl born with only one fully formed arm who pursues her passion for softball in the face of adversity, with the encouragement of her parents. As a disabi…
12.06.2024 · From The Art of Autism
By Kadin McElwain Picture this situation: you’re leaving the hospital after a checkup for some simple blood work. You fasted the day before and now you’re ready to head home, put your feet up, and have a lovely steak dinner. You earned it for having an amazing appointment, after all. As …
07.06.2024 · From The Art of Autism