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.

*How to Survive the Holidays*

*(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
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
Beautiful Rendition of “Reflections of Passion” by Jacob Velazquez
Beware of Those Who…
Bradley Turner (Autistic Opera Singer)
Bright, Imaginative and Autistic
Cameron Thompson
Child Prodigies and the Assault on Creativity
College Internship Program (CIP)
Dandelions and Orchids
Daniel Tammet
*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 to Nurture the Creative Minds of People on the Spectrum
Intense World Theory
Islands of Genius
Jake Barnett
James Hobley
Kim Peek (The Real Rain Man)
Maja’s Videos about Autism
Marie Faverio
Michael Tolleson
Motivating Autistic Students
Movies and TV Series about Autism
Nothing but Greed (Autism Spectrum Australia and Other Special Needs Schools)
*Our Book Planned for 2019*
Our Violinist Laura Nadine
Pets Good for Autism
*Poetry by Our Members
Positive Aspects of Autism for Education
Prodigy or Savant?
Pros and Cons of Video Games for Autism
Random Acts of Kindness
Rethinking Autism: from Social Awkwardness to Social Creativity
Robots for Autism
Ron Sandison and “Fierce, Love… and Art”
Running with Autism: the Anthony Crudale Story
Scholarships for Autistic Students
Stephen Wiltshire
Sydney Edmond
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
Title for Our Future Book
Top 10 Autistic Geniuses in History
Triple T and ASD
Was Michelangelo’s Artistic Genius a Symptom of Autism?
Wasted Beautiful Minds
*We Are Here for YOU
Women Who Don’t Know They Are Autistic
*Your News


Title for Our Future Book

One of the titles we have been thinking of for our future book is “We Can – We Will”, and then as a subtitle “Autistic People Help the World” (because, as we said, the book will be free to download, but we ask you to make a small donation directly to a charity of your choice, so we will indeed help the world).

We are still thinking about it though and of course we welcome suggestions.

How to Survive the Holidays

We post this every year because we know how stressful the holidays can be for some of us:

How to Survive Christmas

The holidays can be stressful for both those of us who don’t have anybody and who feel unloved and those who have to meet relatives they only rarely see and who have to endure a lot of noise and fuss in family meetings.

Stay strong; be creative; be yourself. And remember: there is nothing wrong with feeling unwell because we are all human and we all have our weaknesses, so if you feel unwell let somebody who can help you know.

*Our Book Planned for 2019*

We are excited to let you know that we plan to publish our book in 2019, or at least we will start working on it.

We will accept all kinds of contributions from our members: art, poetry, articles, short stories, even music (we can post a link). A short biography will be required (half a page to 4-5 pages maximum). After this book we might publish another one accepting contributions from all autistic people.

The book will be free to download, as we are not interested in money. However, we ask you to donate directly to a charity of your choice. We can very well contribute to the world, and even help neurotypical people. It will be like an “honesty box”. You don’t have to donate much to whatever charity you choose, but please do donate something if you download the book, even 50 cents.

You can start thinking about what you would like to contribute now. You can also start sending contributions to ahof_ceos at aol dot com now (you are more than welcome to do so), although we will probably start working on the book next year, as the holidays are a bit challenging. We always love to hear from you though! We will also contact some members directly in the near future (probably in January), although of course if you don’t feel like contributing you don’t have to.

We will not have a deadline at the beginning, but we will probably set one later on.

We haven’t thought of a title for our book yet. Any suggestions?

Speaking of holidays, please do not succumb to the buying madness. Society is trying to manipulate you into believing that Christmas = spending money and that if you don’t spend money you are bad. In reality they just want your money. Try to find the true spirit of Christmas and give love and friendship to someone who does not have anybody. There are many people, in particular isolated autistic people, who are very, very sad around this time of the year. Think of them. Give them friendship and love. Once again please remember our Friendship Project. Do not buy things that are not needed. Give what is needed for free: love.



Frank Ludwig’s Autism Appreciation

Frank Ludwig has some quite interesting articles on autism appreciation on his website. Frank says: “Autism is not only a natural but an indispensable part of human neurological diversity. If it weren’t for autistics, human evolution would be unthinkable. Therefore autism should not merely be accepted, it should be appreciated.” Quite true!

He also shares some of his creations on his website. Frank is a poet, writer, playwright, photographer and autism advocate and is one of our newest members.

Great stuff – have a look and enjoy!


Does anyone have any news about Carly Fleischmann?

She posted on Facebook for the last time over 5 months ago, mentioning some problems with her family, but hasn’t posted anything new since then, and her website is not working any more either (it seems to have been hacked).

This is so sad, as she is such a wonderful person. We so enjoyed her interviews and her optimism.

It is also sad that we didn’t understand that she had problems with her family. We thought it was one of those rare cases of a perfect family. It is so rare that NTs really understand and respect us.

Stay strong, Carly. We hope you are able to come back soon. We miss you!

Ron Sandison and “Fierce, Love… and Art”

Ron Sandison is one of our newest members and is featured in the documentary film “Fierce, Love… and Art” by Dr. Laurence A. Becker, an exciting documentary film featuring remarkable autistic people and their amazing stories.

And this is Ron’s very own remarkable story: On Ron’s website you can also read more about him and his activities and read some of his articles (listed under “Portfolio”).

Well done, Ron!