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)
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
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)
Pets Good for Autism
*Poetry by Our Members
Positive Aspects of Autism for Education
Prodigy or Savant?
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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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.


Deadline for Contributions to Our Book

We now have a deadline for contributions to our book. It will be May 18 and the book will be published on June 18 (Autistic Pride Day).

We have also changed the rules a bit. Our goal is to help the world, as you know. We initially intended to ask those who download the book to donate directly to a charity of their choice (the book itself will be free to download). However, we now thought that there are other ways of helping. If you download the book, please just do something for someone – a random act of kindness, a kind email, letting an elderly person behind you be served first, volunteering to help those who are unwell, or of course also donating to a charity of your choice, even 50 cents (this is still valid of course). Anyway, there are many way of helping!

We already have WONDERFUL contributions by the way. 🙂

Any suggestions where we can upload the book?

PS: Please also don’t forget to send in nominations for our yearly awards (past winners are not eligible).

 


Nominations for 2019 Awards

Nominations for the 2019 awards (both the Genius Award and the Bravery Award) are now open. Previous winners are not eligible, but we will list them as previous winners, so they will also have the recognition they deserve.

While in the first two years we had more than one winner for every award, starting this year we will normally have only one or two winners.

Thank you for your nominations!


Our Book (More Details)

We have started working on our book and already have some great contributions! As we said before, there will be no deadline at first so that nobody feels under pressure. However, we will set a deadline in a couple of months, probably around the beginning of spring or earlier, maybe as early as mid February, because some people prefer to have a deadline. In this way, we hope to make everybody happy. The book should be ready for sure by the end of the year, probably earlier.

We looked into embedding online videos and while it is now possible with newer versions of Word and Acrobat, it is not possible with our versions. We can only add videos from our hard drive, but as you can imagine it would make the file huge with many videos, so the best option for now is to embed an image of the videos how they appear online (a screenshot) and then under them a link which will take you to the page where the videos are.

If you know of a free program that would allow us to embed online videos in old versions of Word or Acrobat please let us know.

Anyway, we think it will really be a great book and are very excited! As we said before, it will be free to download, but we ask you to make a small donation directly to a charity of your choice, so that we can truly say that we autistic people are helping the world. The title of our book will be “We Can – We Will” and then as a subtitle “Autistic People Help the World”.

Please let other members know in case they have not heard about this project yet! Our contact email is ahof_ceos at aol.com.

Thank you, and Happy New Year!

PS: We are also already accepting nominations for our yearly awards.