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)
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
Autistic and Gifted
Autistic Athletes
Autistic People Are More Creative Than You Might Think
Autistic Savants
Beautiful Poems about Inclusion
Beautiful Rendition of “Reflections of Passion” by Jacob Velazquez
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
Friends
*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 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
“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
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 Bully(ing)
Nominations
Normality
Our First Birthday!
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

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Sydney Edmond

Sydney Edmond is a very talented and determined autistic young lady. She first wrote how it felt to be trapped inside a body that doesn’t obey in her early teens and then bravely fought for her dreams and what she loved and is now a great painter as well as a dancer. Congratulations to her and to her supportive family and friends! It is so important for us autistic people to find support around us because otherwise in most cases we will become more and more isolated and withdrawn. Support and love are so important for us.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/SydneysArtWithAnAutisticTwist/posts/?ref=page_internal


Movies and TV Series about Autism

Well, we don’t quite agree with this article according to which series like The Good Doctor don’t have a positive effect on autism. It is also not true that there are only movies about the positive effects of autism and autitic geniuses. As a matter of fact there are many movies about autism and about different autistic people. We agree that it is important to feature different kinds of autistic people and give them all respect, but this is already done so there is no need to exclude autistic geniuses or call movies or TV series about autistic geniuses and savants “fantasies”. Here is a list of movies on autism and autistic people. Quite varied as you can see, and most of them quite good.

Oh, don’t forget that Please Stand By starring Dakota Fanning will be out very soon.


Nominations

We are now accepting nominations for both our Genius Award on April 2 and the Donna Williams Bravery Award on April 22.

If you nominate an autistic person for the bravery award and the story is not already online or otherwise known, please ask the possible nominee for permission to share their story with us first.

Please send nominations to ahof_ceos at aol dot com.

Best luck to everyone!

PS: Sorry for posting in the middle of the night. You will probably see this in the morning.


Autistic Athletes

A great article about how good autistic people can be at sports: https://www.si.com/sports-illustrated/2016/11/01/people-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-embrace-sports-athletics

Top 5 Autistic Athletes

For those of us in good health sports can indeed help a lot with depression, anxiety etc. and of course also with keeping us fit. However, if you are not very fit, even going for a walk can help. We do sometimes when we feel really bad and it usually helps.

If you are interested in sports maybe Special Olympics can help.

Some of our old blog posts related to sports:

Archery and Autism

Bekah Cook

James Hobley

Running with Autism: the Anthony Crudale Story

 


Happy New Year!

It’s still a bit early, but we are almost there, so we wanted to wish you a very happy new year! May all your dreams come true!

And here is a video of a song in “The Good Doctor” (the song is not new, but it is perfect for autistic people). Keep being who you are also in 2018. You are no ordinary people. And also remember what the patient in episode No.10 of “The Good Doctor” says: “Never ever let anybody tell you what you can or what you cannot do.”

Keep warm in spite of the cold weather outside and enjoy being the awesome people you are.


A Brilliant Madness (John Nash)

Mathematical genius and Nobel Prize winner John Nash is usually represented as schizophrenic, but there are also more and more sources stating that he also had Asperger’s, including an excellent paper by renowned Prof. Michael Fitzgerald at academia.edu: https://www.academia.edu/33099050/Did_the_Nobel_Prize_Winner_John_Nash_have_Asperger_s_syndrome_and_Schizophrenia

Everybody knows and loves the movie “A Beautiful Mind” about him, but we would also like to call your attention on a video on YouTube, which is also quite good. Warning: Some scenes in the mental hospital where patients were treated with insulin might be disturbing to some viewers.