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 Blogs

The list of our selected blogs is constantly updated and old blogs will be periodically moved to the list of complete blogs in order to keep the list of selected blogs relatively short (or at least not too long). For a complete list of our blogs please go here. We encourage you to visit our complete list, as it has many interesting old blogs not listed here.

*(Contemporary) Autistic Geniuses
100 Pages on the Genius of Autism Wiki!
A Life Inspired by an Unexpected Genius
*Abstract Art by Our Members
Actors for Autism
*Amazing Autistic Ladies
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 People Are More Creative Than You Might Think
Autistic Savants
Beautiful Poems about Inclusion
Beautiful Rendition of “Reflections of Passion” by Jacob Velazquez
Being Socially Awkward Is Actually Awesome According to Science
Bekah Cook
Breaking Barriers of Autism: the Power of Kindness and Friendship (by Benjamin Tarasewicz)
Cameron Thompson
Child Prodigies and the Assault on Creativity
Daniel Tammet
Derek Paravicini
Dylan Pierce
Einstein and Autism
*Fifty Important Facts about Asperger’s or Other Forms of Mild Autism
*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 Autistic Pride Day!
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
“I saw being autistic as an opportunity, not a weakness” (Jonathan Andrews)
Intense World Theory
Islands of Genius
Jake Barnett
James Hobley
Kim Peek (The Real Rain Man)
Lovely Song about Being Different (Colin Brennan, Autism’s Got Talent 2013)
Maja’s Videos about Autism
Marie Faverio
Michael Tolleson
Motivating Autistic Students
Nick Bair
No Bully(ing)
Normality
Our First Birthday!
Our Violinist Laura Nadine
Paul Fulton’s Abstract Art
Pets Good for Autism
*Poetry by Our Members
Positive Aspects of Autism for Education
Prodigy or Savant?
Remrov and Pilaf
Running with Autism: the Anthony Crudale Story
Scholarships for Autistic Adults
Stephen Wiltshire
Susan Boyle’s Transformation
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 Mind of the Prodigy
The Prodigy’s Cousin
The Spark Method
The Twilight Zone
Wasted Beautiful Minds
What Makes a Prodigy?
*We Are Here for YOU
Wearable Social Coach for Aspies


Summer Break

Hello,

We hope you are all enjoying summer!

We are on holiday too at the moment and don’t always have Internet access (we don’t quite trust WiFi in hotels).

We will definitely still keep in touch though and try to post, although not as frequently as usual.

You are always in our thoughts.

 

 


Our First Birthday!

We have been around for exactly one year today! It has been intense and it feels like so much longer. You have been wonderful members and a wonderful audience and we would like to thank you for your support and your great emails.

We started last year with our Autism Hall of Fame (Awetism Hall of Fame) (which has of course been expanded since last year as we added many new members and are still adding people) and we now also have our own The Genius of Autism Wiki with 112 pages (there are still many beautiful minds to be added) and our Amazing Autistic Ladies website which we started on International Women’s Day. The reason why we created a website for ladies (the idea came from one of our gentlemen!) is that in the past it was believed that autistic genius only existed in men and we wanted to prove such assumptions wrong.

We also have yearly awards: Autism Hall of Fame Awards. The Autism Hall of Fame Award can only be won once because with so much talent we obviously want to give everybody a chance. The list of winners will be updated every year (with the specific year next to the names of the winners).

We also have projects for the future, for example an anthology with the work of our members, but we first have to complete the pages above, so we probably won’t get started with the anthology until 2018 or 2019.

Thank you-all for being so wonderful!

PS: This is also our 200th blog post!


Shameful Comments about Autistic Children (Pauline Hanson, Australia)

So after reading and posting about the murder of autistic children in Australia some time ago and being informed of Woolworths (a supermarket) that refused to deliver food to an autistic person who can’t answer the phone just the other day, a few hours ago we read about this Australian politician who wants to “segregate” autistic children and remove them from mainstream and who refuses to apologize for what she said: Australian Politician Pauline Hanson Wants to Segregate Autistic Children. Apparently from what we read she didn’t even finish school and had a fish-and-chips shop before she became a politician. Excerpt from her Wikipedia entry: “Hanson first received schooling in her hometown of Wooloongabba, at Buranda Girls’ School. She attended Coorparoo State School in Coorparoo until she ended her education at age 15, shortly before her first marriage and pregnancy”. It appears that she found mainstream education a bit challenging. Did you know what they do to autistic children in “special” schools, Ms Hanson? We have just been told about this story: Autistic Boy Locked in Cage (Aspect Australia)

This is what autistic children have to say about her comments. Well said, kids! My kid is not in Australia, but he is also autistic like me and does VERY WELL in school. And for the record, we have honors students and graduates in our Wikia, and we are actually sure there are many more we might not know of.

It is a shame, as Australia has some of our best members. Now I admire them even more, trying to imagine what they have to go through on a daily basis. I think we are a bit more advanced here in the field of autism and doing something for autistic people.