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 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
150 Pages on the Genius of Autism Wiki!
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 Got Talent 2016
Autism’s Hidden Gifts
Autistic and Gifted
Autism and Mathematics
Autistic Athletes
Autistic People Are More Creative Than You Might Think
Autistic Savants
Awkward in Person, Graceful on the Page
Be Proud of Who You Are
Beautiful Poems about Inclusion
Beautiful Rendition of “Reflections of Passion” by Jacob Velazquez
Bright, Imaginative and Autistic
Broken Links
Bullying Awareness Week
Cameron Thompson
Child Prodigies and the Assault on Creativity
Dandelions and Orchids
Daniel Tammet
*Donna Williams Bravery Award
Donna Williams Bravery Awards 2018
Dylan Pierce
Einstein and Autism
Famous Artists with Asperger’s
*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 Autism Love and Acceptance Day 2018!
Happy International Women’s Day 2018
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
How the System Often Fails Us
If You Really Want to See What People Are…
Intense World Theory
Islands of Genius
Jake Barnett
James Hobley
Kim Peek (The Real Rain Man)
Maja’s Videos about Autism
Marie Faverio
Max and the Whale (by Steve Selpal)
Michael Tolleson
Moontain
Motivating Autistic Students
Movies and TV Series about Autism
Munch’s “The Scream”
Nick Bair
No Words
Normality
*Our Future Book
Our Violinist Laura Nadine
Paul Fulton’s Abstract Art
Pets Good for Autism
Please Stand By
*Poetry by Our Members
Positive Aspects of Autism for Education
Prodigy or Savant?
Rethinking Autism: from Social Awkwardness to Social Creativity
Ridiculous Punishment
Running with Autism: the Anthony Crudale Story
Scholarships for Autistic Students
Spring Activities
Stephen Wiltshire
Sydney Edmond
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 Good Doctor (TV Series Reviewed by Remrov)
The Mind of the Prodigy
The Open Door (Movie)
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
Triple T and ASD
Wasted Beautiful Minds
What Makes a Prodigy?
*We Are Here for YOU
Wearable Social Coach for Aspies
Why Do People Hate?
Women Who Don’t Know They Are Autistic
*Your News

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Be Proud of Who You Are

We are minutes away from the 18th, Autistic Pride Day. It is a day to be proud of ourselves, of our uniqueness and our extraordinary gifts and honesty. We are only a puzzle to those who don’t make an effort to understand us or who don’t look beyond appearances.

Be proud of yourselves.


The Open Door

I watched this movie with a friend the other day and I really liked it.

It is about a young man “with special needs”. The words “autism” or “autistic” are never mentioned in the movie or the IMDB reviews, but this young man (Sam) seems to at least have a few traits of autism: he avoids eye contact, suffers from sensory overload, is socially awkward, doesn’t like change(s),  has obsessions (shoes), is obsessed with accuracy and tidiness, hates lies and loves honesty etc.

There are some really beautiful moments in the movie, some humorous, some very deep (including what Sam, the protagonist of the movie says: “Some people’s needs are on the outside for everyone to see, while others keep them on the inside hidden from view.”) There are also some dramatic moments.

In the end love and friendship triumph over prejudices.


Ridiculous Punishment

An autistic boy has been arrested for playing with an imaginary gun:

http://www.fox26houston.com/news/autistic-student-in-conroe-isd-arrested-for-playing-with-imaginary-rifle

This is ridiculous. Boys just do that and they sell toy guns and rifles in all toy stores. And that was not even a toy, I guess he just used his hand.

Maybe it was not appropriate to point this imaginary gun at his teacher, I agree with that, but considering he is autistic wouldn’t it have been better to explain to him he should play with his friends and not in the classroom and that it is not appropriate to point even an imaginary gun at a teacher?

Arrested? This is ridiculous. It was not a real gun. And the teacher felt threatened? I wonder if the teacher would have felt threatened and would have reacted in the same way if a normal kid had pointed an imaginary gun at him/her.

 


Triple T and ASD (by Hamish Finlayson)

Triple T and ASD is an app developed by our young member Hamish Finlayson to  help both autistic children and adults and those who want to know more about autism. It is free, so give it a go!

Transport Pathways is another free app he has developed to help autistic people with road safety.

More info and apps on his Facebook page.

Well done, Hamish!


150 Pages on the Genius of Autism Wiki!

We now have 150 pages on the Genius of Autism Wiki and are so proud of all our featured beautiful minds. There are still quite a few people to add, but in the meantime you can enjoy those who are already featured. There are also categories, which make it easier to find people whose work is in your field of interest.

Some of our latest additions are Khali Raymond (from the USA), who is under 20 and has published over 40 books in the last 4 years; Hamish Finlayson, a young app developer from Australia who is helping autistic people and the environment with his apps; James Cook, a stunning multi-media artist from Canada who also creates ephemeral art, that is to say art that does not last, for example ice sculptures, and many more great autistic people.

Enjoy!