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.

*(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
Anthony Hopkins and the Suffering Caused by Unrecognized Asperger’s
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
Autism and Mathematics
Autistic Athletes
Autistic People Are More Creative Than You Might Think
Autistic Savants
Autistic Scientists/Researchers
Awkward in Person, Graceful on the Page
Beautiful Poems about Inclusion
Beware of Those Who…
Bradley Turner (Autistic Opera Singer)
Bright, Imaginative and Autistic
Cameron Thompson
Carly
Child Prodigies and the Assault on Creativity
College Internship Program (CIP)
Concerns about Carly
Congratulations to…
Dandelions and Orchids
Daniel Tammet
*Deadline for Contributions to Our Book
*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
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
*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
Intense World Theory
International Asperger’s Day 2019
International Women’s Day 2019
Islands of Genius
Jake Barnett
James Hobley
Kim Peek (The Real Rain Man)
Maja’s Videos about Autism
Marie Faverio
Meltdowns
Michael Tolleson
Motivating Autistic Students
Movies and TV Series about Autism
Nominations for 2019 Awards
Normality
*Our Book Planned for 2019 (More Details)*
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?
Quick Announcement about Our Wiki
Random Acts of Kindness
Rethinking Autism: from Social Awkwardness to Social Creativity
Running with Autism: the Anthony Crudale Story
Scholarships for Autistic Students
Stephen Wiltshire
Taekwondo Black Belt (CJ Moore)
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 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 Power of Introverts
The Prodigy’s Cousin
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
*Your News

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Congratulations to…

Congratulations to Morgan Giosa, the winner of this year’s Autism Hall of Fame Genius Award!!! You will receive your well-deserved certificate within 24 hours, Morgan. 🙂

Everyone, please also take the time to have a look at past winners, as this award can only be won once, but of course we should not forget past winners: https://autismhalloffameblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/autism-hall-of-fame-awards/

And this month, please, give autistic people even more love than usual. Events organized by big organizations led by neurotypicals don’t help autistic people and we will not participate in any such event. Love helps. Friendship helps. And they are something that should happen every day, not only in April. If you visit Frank Ludwig’s Autism Appreciation page, you will see that there is a date on the right for “Autism Appreciation Day”, and the day changes every day with the actual date, meaning of course that we should appreciate autism every day, and we certainly should: http://franklludwig.com/autismappreciation.html


International Women’s Day 2019

Every year on International Women’s Day (it is past midnight) we would like to call the attention on our fantastic ladies, and of course all autistic ladies in general.
https://amazingautisticladies.wordpress.com/ or https://exceptionalautisticladies.wordpress.com/ (just a different background)

We do this because until not too long ago it was believed that only autistic males were blessed with extraordinary gifts, so it is very important to point out that this is not the case, and that autistic ladies are just as gifted as autistic gentlemen. Of course statistically there are more men than women on the spectrum, but they are equally blessed with gifts.

A big thank-you to all our ladies for having enriched the autistic community and the world at large with their gifts!


Concerns about Carly

We don’t follow social media much because we are very busy, but we just checked Carly’s page to see if she was back because she had been away for so long and are very concerned because apparently she had recently (at the beginning of February) posted about being sexually abused by a friend of her father’s, but the post was then deleted and “someone” who claims to be an administrator said her account was hacked and that she is safe.

If you know how to contact the real Carly please send her all our love and support and please let us know if you know what is really going on. We are concerned. Maybe a social worker should check on her. If you live in the area and can organize someone (like a social worker or autism advocate) to check on her please do something. Someone who can confirm that “she” said she is safe. We just want to be sure she is really safe because social media are unreliable.


Quick Announcement about Our Wiki

Hi, everyone.

We just wanted to let you know that our Wiki has been migrated to Fandom.com. All wikis will be migrated to Fandom.com within the next few weeks, and ours was one of the first to be migrated.

Our new url is https://the-genius-of-autism.fandom.com/wiki/The_Genius_of_Autism_Wiki, but the old url is still functional and automatically redirects to the new url.

It already has 179 pages, but is not complete yet. Please remember that if you wish you can update it yourself, as anybody can create a page. Thank you!

 

 


International Asperger’s Day 2019

It is just after midnight and International Asperger’s Day, a day to think of the many accomplishments performed by those with Asperger’s Syndrome, but also the many challenges they have to face on a daily basis. We posted a link to a very interesting article some time ago, but today we would like to post it again because it highlights some very important points about Asperger’s: http://autisticnotweird.com/asperger-syndrome-50-facts-about-having-mild-autism/ Of course Asperger’s is autism and not a different diagnosis, but because of the fact that many of us look normal at first sight, we are confronted with more problems in the interaction with other people (because – as the author of that article says – it is always our fault in the eyes of NTs).

Autistic, not weird, and weird is awesome anyway, and originally meant “having the power to control destiny”. It is just how it is interpreted today that has a negative connotation, but originally it was something positive and ideally it should still be something positive because being oneself is always good. Everybody can be a boring copycat, but not everybody can be an original thinker.