Autism Hall of Fame (Awetism Hall of Fame)'s Blog

This is the official blog of the Autism Hall of Fame (Awetism Hall of Fame)


Selected Blog Posts

The list of our selected blog posts is constantly updated and most old posts will be periodically moved to the list of complete blog posts in order to keep the list of selected blog posts relatively short (or at least not too long). *For a complete list of our blog posts please go here.* We encourage you to visit our complete list, as it has many interesting old posts not listed here.

*Our Book “We Can – We Will (Autistic People Help the World)”*

21 Autistic Geniuses of the 21st Century
200 Pages on the Genius of Autism Wiki
*(Contemporary) Autistic Geniuses
A Brilliant Madness (John Nash)
A Life Inspired by an Unexpected Genius
*Abstract Art by Our Members
Accidental Genius (by Darold Treffert)
Acquired Savant Syndrome
Actors for Autism
Actually Autistic
*Amazing Autistic Ladies
Amazing Contemporary Autistic Artists
An Old Post about Creativity
Anthony Hopkins and the Suffering Caused by Unrecognized Asperger’s
Anti-Bullying Month (with Art and Music)
Archery and Autism
Are Autistic Individuals the Best Workers Around?
*Art against Bullying
Asperger’s and IT
*Autism Hall of Fame (Awetism Hall of Fame)
*Autism Hall of Fame Art Gallery
*Autism Hall of Fame Awards
Autism’s Hidden Gifts
Autism and Mathematics
Autistic Athletes
Autistic Lives Matter
Autistic People Are More Creative Than You Might Think
Autistic Savants
Autistic Scientists/Researchers
Awkward in Person, Graceful on the Page
Be Proud of Yourself
Beautiful Poems about Inclusion
Beware of Those Who…
Bradley Turner (Autistic Opera Singer)
Bright, Imaginative and Autistic
Bullying Prevention Month 2020
Cameron Thompson
Carly
Child Prodigies and the Assault on Creativity
College Internship Program (CIP)
Dandelions and Orchids
Daniel Tammet
*Donna Williams Bravery Award (Autism Heroes)
Dylan Pierce
Einstein and Autism
Fake News Band (Featuring Our Member Morgan Giosa)
*Famous Artists with Asperger’s
*Fifty Important Facts about Asperger’s or Other Forms of Mild Autism
Frank Ludwig’s Autism Appreciation
*Friendship Project*
From Autism to Artism (by Donna Williams)
*Future Projects
Genius Genes
Genius Program (Autism Academy)
Genius, Creativity and Savantism
*Great Women of Our Time
Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World
Greta Thunberg and Her Critics
*Guidelines/Criteria for Inclusion in the Autism (Awetism) Hall of Fame
Henriett Seth F. (Rain Girl)
How Autism Helped Mahatma Gandhi Free India (by Frank Ludwig)
How to Nurture the Creative Minds of People on the Spectrum
“I Am Greta”
Intense World Theory
Islands of Genius
It’s a Superpower
It’s OK Not to Be OK
It Should Be Obvious
Jake Barnett
James Hobley
Jedediah Buxton
Kim Peek (The Real Rain Man)
Let’s Talk about Autism (by Beth Hiatt)
Luis Ignacio
Maja’s Videos about Autism
Marie Faverio
Meltdowns
Michael Tolleson
Motivating Autistic Students
Movies and TV Series about Autism
Normality
Outside the Box (Documentary Film about Morgan Giosa)
Oxford University at 6 (Joshua Beckford)
Pets Good for Autism
*Poetry by Our Members
Positive Aspects of Autism for Education
Prodigy or Savant?
Random Acts of Kindness
Remrov’s Book
Rethinking Autism: from Social Awkwardness to Social Creativity
Running with Autism: the Anthony Crudale Story
Scholarships for Autistic Students
Selective Mutism
Sleep Problems in Autism
Stephen Wiltshire
Surreal
Taekwondo Black Belt (CJ Moore)
Temple Grandin’s Advice on Coronavirus Quarantine and How to Help Autistic Children
Temple Grandin on the Connection between Autism and Genius
*Thank You!
The Autistic Detective
The Autism of Asceticism and the Genius of the Monasteries
The Beautiful Otherness of the Autistic Mind
The Complexity of Greatness
The Curse of Genius
The Genesis of Artistic Creativity
The Good Doctor (TV Series Reviewed by Remrov)
The Hidden Danger of Suicide in Autism
The Mind of the Prodigy
The Power of Different: The Link between Disorder and Genius
The Power of Introverts
The Prodigy’s Cousin
The Truth about Haters
The Twilight Zone
The Upside of Thinking Different: Asperger’s, ADHD and Enhanced Creativity
Top 10 Autistic Geniuses in History
Was Michelangelo’s Artistic Genius a Symptom of Autism?
Wasted Beautiful Minds
*We Are Here for YOU
Why High-Functioning Autism Is So Challenging
Women Who Don’t Know They Are Autistic
Wonderful Story
*Your News

 


Donna Williams Bravery Award 2021

This year the Donna Williams Bravery Award goes to Anthony Crudale.

Although his story is not new, it is a story that has really inspired many over the years. When we first published it on our blog, many wrote to express how touched they were by Anthony’s story, and we have also received at least a nomination every year since we started the Donna Williams Bravery Award.

A great story of courage and determination! Congratulations, Anthony! We hope that you still enjoy running. You are a great inspiration.

Please also have a look at past winners here, as this award (like the Genius Award) can only be won once.


Autism Hall of Fame 2021 Genius Award

Hi, everyone.
We have a winner for this year’s Genius Award – Amanda LaMunyon!

Amanda is not new to winning awards, as she has been well-known and appreciated for her fabulous impressionistic art since her childhood. You can enjoy her beautiful paintings here https://amandalamunyon.com/portfolio/ :and read her bio here https://amandalamunyon.com/bio/.

Don’t forget to have a look at our past winners too, as they were not eligible (our award can only be won once): https://autismhalloffameblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/autism-hall-of-fame-awards/

Congratulations, Amanda! You truly deserve this award for your wonderful art. Please contact us by email if you would like a certificate (ahof_ceos at aol.com). We did try to contact you through the contact form, but we got an error message that the mail server was unavailable (probably down?).

Enjoy the rest of Autism Love and Appreciation Day!


Happy International Women’s Day 2021

Happy International Women’s Day to both neurodivergent and neurotypical ladies worldwide!

Like every year, we would like to share with you our list of amazing autistic ladies, although of course there are many more. Our list, like all lists, is just representative.

https://autismhalloffameblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/outstanding-autistic-ladies/

It is important to look at our ladies and their achievements because until a couple of decades ago only autistic men were believed to be geniuses, while in reality, as you can see, there are plenty of ladies, and although we haven’t counted ladies and gentlemen in our Hall of Fame, they are definitely equally represented.

Well done, ladies!


About Our Nominations This Year

Hi, everyone.

We just wanted to point out that while of course if you nominate someone for our Genius Award this year (see our previous blog post) you will have to explain why and provide proofs, links etc., because of COVID we are less strict this year concerning recent achievements, exhibitions etc. Just explain your reasons, and we will certainly take your reasons into consideration.

Thank you!


Islands of Genius

Almost a month after Dr. Darold Treffert’s sad passing, we would like to remind you of his book “Islands of Genius”: https://www.amazon.com/Islands-Genius-Bountiful-Autistic-Acquired/dp/1849058733

Many of the geniuses featured in his books are also in our Hall of Fame of course.

It is a great book we recommend to everybody who is interested in the genius of autism, and reading it is a great way to cope with lockdowns.