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 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.

*(Contemporary) Autistic Geniuses
100 Pages on the Genius of Autism Wiki!
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
Another Case of Disgraceful Discrimination
Archery and Autism
Are Autistic Individuals the Best Workers Around?
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
Autistic and Gifted
Autistic Athletes
Autistic People Are More Creative Than You Might Think
Autistic Savants
Beautiful Poems about Inclusion
Beautiful Rendition of “Reflections of Passion” by Jacob Velazquez
Bullying Awareness Week
Cameron Thompson
Child Prodigies and the Assault on Creativity
Dandelions and Orchids
Daniel Tammet
*Donna Williams Bravery Award
Dylan Pierce
Einstein and Autism
Famous Artists with Asperger’s
*Fifty Important Facts about Asperger’s or Other Forms of Mild Autism
Friends
*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
*Guidelines/Criteria for Inclusion in the Autism (Awetism) Hall of Fame
Happy Human Rights Day!
Happy New Year!
Henriett Seth F. (Rain Girl)
Horse Who Helped Autistic Boy
How Digital Art Is Created (Angela Weddle)
How to Nurture the Creative Minds of People on the Spectrum
How the System Often Fails Us
“I saw being autistic as an opportunity, not a weakness” (Jonathan Andrews)
If You Really Want to See What People Are…
Intense World Theory
Islands of Genius
Jake Barnett
James Hobley
Just Listen (by Kyle Coleman)
Kim Peek (The Real Rain Man)
Maja’s Videos about Autism
Marie Faverio
Max and the Whale (by Steve Selpal)
Michael Tolleson
Moontain
Motivating Autistic Students
Movies and TV Series about Autism
Munch’s “The Scream”
Nick Bair
No Bully(ing)
Nominations
Normality
*Our Future Book
Our Violinist Laura Nadine
Paul Fulton’s Abstract Art
Pets Good for Autism
Please Stand By
*Poetry by Our Members
Positive Aspects of Autism for Education
Prodigy or Savant?
Rethinking Autism: from Social Awkwardness to Social Creativity
Running with Autism: the Anthony Crudale Story
Scholarships for Autistic Adults
Seven Things You Can Learn from Autistic Geniuses
Stephen Wiltshire
Sydney Edmond
Taekwondo Black Belt (CJ Moore)
Temple Grandin on the Connection between Autism and Genius
*Thank You!
The Autistic Detective
The Beautiful Otherness of the Autistic Mind
The Boy Whose Brain Could Unlock Autism
The Complexity of Greatness
The Genesis of Artistic Creativity
The Good Doctor (TV Series Reviewed by Remrov)
The Mind of the Prodigy
The Power of Different: The Link between Disorder and Genius
The Prodigy’s Cousin
The Twilight Zone
The Upside of Thinking Different: Asperger’s, ADHD and Enhanced Creativity
Top Model (Nina Marker) Wants to Change the Way We Think about Asperger’s Syndrome
Wasted Beautiful Minds
What Makes a Prodigy?
*We Are Here for YOU
Wearable Social Coach for Aspies
*Your News

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Our Future Book

Next year (2019) we would like to start collecting material for our book (the one mentioned here). We have been thinking what to do with it once it’s ready and the best option is probably donating it to an autism advocacy group led by autistic people (this is important!) and they could possibly put it on their website and ask for a donation to download it and whatever money they make with it could be put towards autism advocacy.

Any suggestions? Which group led exclusively by autistic people should have our book?

Of course we would need the approval of our contributors too, but we think they will be happy to help an autism advocacy group.

Please send suggestions to ahof_ceos at aol.com.

Thank you!


Another Case of Disgraceful Discrimination

This story is not quite new, but still shocking. Luckily the passengers sided with the autistic girl and her family, but the captain should be ashamed of himself. We hope he was fired. His behavior was a real disgrace. She only wanted a warm meal, not the moon! The lack of solidarity and understanding of certain people sometimes is absolutely disgusting.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/mom-autistic-girl-kicked-off-plane-speaks/story?id=30965376


Acquired Savant Syndrome

This does not directly have to do with autism, but it is fascinating (although rare):

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180116-the-mystery-of-why-some-people-become-sudden-geniuses

A few months ago we had posted about The Power of Different, a book about the link between disorder and genius, so it appears that having a brain that is not what is commonly called “normal” can really be an advantage sometimes.

Please also see Accidental Genius.

Different is not only not less, but quite often even more.


Sydney Edmond

Sydney Edmond is a very talented and determined autistic young lady. She first wrote how it felt to be trapped inside a body that doesn’t obey in her early teens and then bravely fought for her dreams and what she loved and is now a great painter as well as a dancer. Congratulations to her and to her supportive family and friends! It is so important for us autistic people to find support around us because otherwise in most cases we will become more and more isolated and withdrawn. Support and love are so important for us.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/SydneysArtWithAnAutisticTwist/posts/?ref=page_internal


Movies and TV Series about Autism

Well, we don’t quite agree with this article according to which series like The Good Doctor don’t have a positive effect on autism. It is also not true that there are only movies about the positive effects of autism and autitic geniuses. As a matter of fact there are many movies about autism and about different autistic people. We agree that it is important to feature different kinds of autistic people and give them all respect, but this is already done so there is no need to exclude autistic geniuses or call movies or TV series about autistic geniuses and savants “fantasies”. Here is a list of movies on autism and autistic people. Quite varied as you can see, and most of them quite good.

Oh, don’t forget that Please Stand By starring Dakota Fanning will be out very soon.