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
100 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
Another Case of Disgraceful Discrimination
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
Autism and Mathematics
Autistic Athletes
Autistic Boy Forced to Wear Fluorescent Vest
Autistic People Are More Creative Than You Might Think
Autistic Savants
Beautiful Poems about Inclusion
Beautiful Rendition of “Reflections of Passion” by Jacob Velazquez
Bright, Imaginative and Autistic
Bullying Awareness Week
Cameron Thompson
Child Prodigies and the Assault on Creativity
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
*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 International Women’s Day 2018
Happy Human Rights Day!
Happy New Year!
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
“I saw being autistic as an opportunity, not a weakness” (Jonathan Andrews)
If You Really Want to See What People Are…
Intense World Theory
Islands of Genius
Jake Barnett
James Hobley
Just Listen (by Kyle Coleman)
Kim Peek (The Real Rain Man)
Maja’s Videos about Autism
Marie Faverio
Max and the Whale (by Steve Selpal)
Michael Tolleson
Motivating Autistic Students
Movies and TV Series about Autism
Munch’s “The Scream”
Nick Bair
No Bully(ing)
*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
Running with Autism: the Anthony Crudale Story
Scholarships for Autistic Adults
Seven Things You Can Learn from Autistic Geniuses
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 Power of Different: The Link between Disorder and Genius
The Prodigy’s Cousin
The Twilight Zone
The Upside of Thinking Different: Asperger’s, ADHD and Enhanced Creativity
Top Model (Nina Marker) Wants to Change the Way We Think about Asperger’s Syndrome
Wasted Beautiful Minds
What Makes a Prodigy?
*We Are Here for YOU
Wearable Social Coach for Aspies
*Your News


Autism and Mathematics

Interesting article on autism and mathematical skills:

There is also a book on the subject: Autism and Mathematical Talent by Ioan James.

And if you are a fan of mathematics, don’t forget Pi Day in just a few hours. It is actually quite fascinating.

Banner for Autism Love and Acceptance Month

If you have a painting that represents the spirit of next month, Autism Love and Acceptance Month, and you think it would make a nice banner for this site, please send it to us at ahof_ceos at How long your painting will stay up will depend on the number of submissions. If we only receive one, it will stay up all month, if we receive 2 it will stay up for 15 days etc.

Thank you, and we look forward to receiving your submissions.

PS: Multiple submissions are welcome.


Happy International Women’s Day 2018!

Happy International Women’s Day 2018! (It is just past midnight.)
On this day celebrating women worldwide, please take a moment to have a look at the extraordinary achievements of the women of our Hall of Fame:
or (someone suggested this would be a better url than the one above, which was the original one)
They all deserve our recognition and love and we are very proud of them.

And because this day is not only for autistic ladies, we would like to invite you to also visit Sarah’s page featuring Great Women of Our Time.

As explained in a previous post, Sarah compiled her list based on several lists she found online (including ours) as well as her own personal research. She is open to adding more autistic women, so if you would like to have either yourself or a friend added, please contact us at the usual email address at the end of our main page (our main website) and we will give you her email address or write ourselves (if you prefer, but she is really nice and would definitely reply).

Sarah pointed out that her list is a representative list. Our Hall of Fame is  of course also a representative list, as the talent in the autistic community is unlimited and 10% of us are believed to be savants.

PS: Please keep sending in nominations for our awards in April and remember that our awards can only be won once each. Thank you!



Autistic Boy Forced to Wear Fluorescent Vest

So sad… How can children grow up to be confident when they are treated like this?


Bright, Imaginative and Autistic

Good article:


Our Future Book

Next year (2019) we would like to start collecting material for our book (the one mentioned here). We have been thinking what to do with it once it’s ready and the best option is probably donating it to an autism advocacy group led by autistic people (this is important!) and they could possibly put it on their website and ask for a donation to download it and whatever money they make with it could be put towards autism advocacy.

Any suggestions? Which group led exclusively by autistic people should have our book?

Of course we would need the approval of our contributors too, but we think they will be happy to help an autism advocacy group.

Please send suggestions to ahof_ceos at

Thank you!


Another Case of Disgraceful Discrimination

This story is not quite new, but still shocking. Luckily the passengers sided with the autistic girl and her family, but the captain should be ashamed of himself. We hope he was fired. His behavior was a real disgrace. She only wanted a warm meal, not the moon! The lack of solidarity and understanding of certain people sometimes is absolutely disgusting.