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?
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
Autism Pride Day in a Few Days
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 Music by Morgan Giosa
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 Is Anti-Bullying Month Again (October 2021)
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
New Music and Art by Morgan Giosa
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)
Take Care
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
Unlocking the Genius of Autism – New School in Riverhead
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


It Is Anti-Bullying Month Again

Hi everyone.
It is anti-bullying month again (I can’t believe it is already two years since we posted Marie’s and Morgan’s wonderful anti-bullying work),
It’s a month to show solidarity with those who have been or still are victims of bullies, but also a month to reflect on the reasons for bullying…, which are never ever a real problem with the bullied person, but rather personal problems of the bullies, dissatisfaction, and quite often also jealousy and the inability to be as good/gifted as those they bully.
I know it is difficult, but the best way to deal with bullies is to ignore them… because they do love attention and they do love to see that their goal (irritating or hurting others) is achieved. If we show that we are affected by their bullying or that we are hurt, of course they won’t stop but will bully us even more.

Why make them believe that their actions are relevant when they are not? Why make them believe that their opinion is more important than ours when it’s not? Why give them the attention they so desperately want?
Show them that you believe in yourself and that they cannot shake your beliefs. Show them that you are stronger than they are. You can do it!


Take Care

Some of us are not feeling very well at the moment, as COVID is back, and we don’t know when it will be over. We like to have plans, dates when this or that will happen, and it is hard for us to live in the current situation. It is hard for everyone, but for autistic people it is even harder.

Try to be more creative and express your feelings in your art, music, poetry or other writings. Go for a walk in nature if you can. Set yourself new goals. Try to focus on what you can do/achieve in the current situation, not on what you can’t do. Let us know your thoughts if you wish.

Stay safe and be creative. You can do it.


Unlocking the Genius of Autism – New School in Riverhead

This sounds very interesting. There have been other people who know that non-verbal autistic kids and adults can be very intelligent and who have developed activities and ways to communicate for them through computers, but it is still very interesting and I think it might indeed be the first program with real “classes”. If you know anybody who is participating or are going to participate yourself, let us know your impressions.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/unlocking-the-genius-of-autism-new-school-opens-in-riverhead-301310697.html


Autism Pride Day in a Few Days

Usually, on Autism Pride Day on the 18th, we post achievements of our members or other autistic people (we also published our anthology “We Can – We Will” on Autism Pride Day), and tell you we have many reasons to be proud of ourselves.

This year we are posting a bit early because we would like you to *actively* think of the reasons why you should be proud of yourself, and then either write them down in your diary or on a piece of paper you then pin to the wall, or tell your families, friends, etc. Let them know that you are proud of yourself, and tell them why.

Think about the many reasons why you should be proud of yourself, and show your pride by sharing it with others. Happy Autism Pride Day!


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!