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)”*

*(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/strong>
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 and Her Critics
*Guidelines/Criteria for Inclusion in the Autism (Awetism) Hall of Fame
Happy Holidays
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?
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
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


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.


Happy Holidays

We would like to wish you all happy holidays and above all a wonderful new year 2021.

2020 has been really bad, and it is great that it will soon be over.

Relax and do what you love during the holidays. Don’t force yourself to do anything that might put your mental health at risk. Your feelings count. You are wonderful.


Autistic Lives Matter!

Not enough is done to prevent self-harm in autistic people or also harm at the hands of others. Every time something happens, people talk about it, but then nothing happens.

This really has to change. Autistic lives matter! We have much more to give than neurotypical people can imagine.


Bullying Prevention Month 2020

In a few hours it will be October again, Bullying Prevention Month.

We would like to start by sharing last year’s post because it touched so many hearts with its beautiful art and music:

https://autismhalloffameblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/01/anti-bullying-month-with-art-and-music/

Every year in October there are events and people talk about bullying, and how bad it is, but the only ones who truly understand how horrible it is are probably those who have been bullied themselves. It hurts, it really hurts, and bullies are so vile that they always target the most vulnerable, not people who can fight back.

A couple of years ago Paul shared with us a very sad story from Australia.

This is Dolly when she was a young child, and a model for Akubra hats.

Just a few years later, at 14, she committed suicide because of bullying.

A couple of days later her best friend was mourning her loss when she started being bullied too, and those who had killed Dolly (that’s what it was – murder) told her that she should kill herself too. Murder, really. Not a mistake, not being unaware of the consequences – murder. They not only didn’t feel anything for murdering Dolly; they even tried to drive her mourning friend to kill herself too. Luckily instead of killing herself she told her parents, but not everybody has the strength to talk.

Bullying is evil, just evil. Even when people survive a suicide attempt, they are crippled inside, often dead. Why should bullies get away with it? For some, it seems to be OK to do anything to us – sexual abuse, mockery, torture, isolation. IT IS NOT OK!!!!!!!! Who the heck do bullies and those who support or ignore them think they are???

It’s time that authorities actually start doing something about it. There should be jail for serious bullying that results in self-harm. Talking is not enough and probably even makes bullies feel important and the center of attention.

Love instead of bullying!


Where Is Carly?

We were asking ourselves this question earlier today, when we found this relatively recent article: https://celebrationgeneration.com/wheres-carly/

So it appears nobody really knows where or how she is, at least publicly, and that there has been no verified post by her for over 2 1/2 years.

Does anybody here live near her and know how she is? Has anybody actually “seen” her after the incident?

Please let us know if you know how she is… Our email address is at the bottom of the main page of our main website.

She was actually quite sociable in spite of autism, and it is quite concerning that she disappeared… 😦


ECT

We have been asked to ask this question…

Has anybody here ever undergone ECT and was it of any benefit to you?

What were the side effects and how long did they last?

Please let us know at our email address.

Thank you,

Jane


An Old Post about Creativity

This is an old post, but still very relevant. Autistic people can be so amazingly creative!

The reason why we are sharing it again is that these days many people cannot go out, which can be challenging for everybody, and even more for autistic people who have to change plans, routines etc. and who might suffer more serious sensory overload than usual if they have to live with other people/family members etc. 24/7.

Even if you have never tried to be creative, give it a go. It will help you in many ways… We believe that the results of creativity are always great. You don’t have to be Shakespeare or Michelangelo in order to be great. What you express is always unique and as such extraordinary!