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)


Autistic Student Killed by Staff

Absolutely horrific:

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/13/us/california-autistic-student-died-charges-trnd/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1ae4Ph5JzC5qFGdgzdufcMbXDqVof2WubtFy6l3A-2tLXD71UQmRcYaMw


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It is so sad that neurotypicals hardly ever make an effort to understand us.

The latest target of course is Greta Thunberg. Neurotypicals don’t understand our honesty and our way of expressing ourselves, and even when they know we are autistic, they keep mocking and attacking us, calling us names, etc.

Solidarity has become extremely rare, but at least some respect would really be desirable!

Luckily Greta is strong, at least now, even if she was apparently unwell when she was about 11, but some people aren’t and then they end up hurting themselves, and it is all really very sad. There are some autistic people with selective mutism who have been attacked, mocked and excluded for only being able to talk in certain situations and not in others, and if you mention human rights these NTs become even more aggressive.

Being autistic ourselves, we cannot lie about this world being a sad world, but we cannot give up under any circumstances. We must stay united against haters, mockers, and other prejudiced people and continue our battle no matter how difficult it is sometimes…

Being unable to love, understand and accept is the only truly deplorable “disability”. We are just different, and there is nothing wrong with that of course, but being UNable to love… well, a lot is wrong with that.

Latest News: Our two latest additions are Greta Thunberg and Magnus Carlsen. Congratulations to both.


Anti-Bullying Month (with Art and Music)

October is anti-bullying month, and Marie and Morgan sent us their art and music representing how they feel when they are bullied. Their creations express fear, angst, desolation. Bullying is really, really horrible, even more so when sometimes the bullies are adults who either don’t understand difference or are jealous or have just problems in their lives that they cowardly take out on innocent, vulnerable people. Stand up to real values and say no to bullying! Karma will get back to those who bully and vilify vulnerable people, and as a matter of fact, we even know some concrete cases.

The 10th will also be World Mental Health Day. We are mentioning this because bullying obviously affects mental health, so it is important.

Marie sent us her art a long time ago when we were first looking for contributions and is currently unfortunately sick, so please keep her in your thoughts, particularly this month where we should all be united against bullying.

Marie Faverio

Slideshow of eight paintings created after being bullied:

 

 

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Morgan Giosa

In Morgan’s own words: “This was a piece of improvised music that I created with my guitar in GarageBand during a time of desperation. It just poured out, as an expression of deep sadness that needed to be exorcised from my soul. I had always hidden from my past reasonably well, but the demons stemming from abuse and bullying during my childhood and teenage years finally caught up with me, and this recording of a guitar basically crying out in melancholic anguish is the result of reconciling with my past and trying to drain the sadness in order to move forward. It is not one of my professional recordings or an example of my proper songwriting, and it is demo quality, but I figured this recording was appropriate to share for anti-bullying month.”

Thank you, Marie and Morgan.


Delays

Sorry about recent delays.
Someone upset me and I had to take a break, although I know that as an autism advocate and even activist I should be stronger (maybe I am not good enough?), but there are things that really upset me, like people who imply that autistic people don’t have the right genes (no matter what they do) and that I have passed on the wrong genes to my child (we are both autistic), and I sort of started to feel sick myself. There is nothing like right or wrong genes in the first place of course. It would be like saying that some people are right and some are wrong, which is a terrifying concept, and really, really wrong.

Don’t worry though – we will be back very soon! You rock! Don’t ever let anyone intimidate you. You really rock!!!


Vacation

Hi, everyone.

We just wanted to let you know that we are currently on vacation. We have actually been on vacation for a couple of days now. There will be delays with emails, but we will answer all emails when we are back of course, as every single email is important to us and we always answer all emails.

We should be back towards the end of August or the first week of September and will then start working on our online anti-bullying art exhibition (the deadline is September 20 and the exhibition will be in October).

Thank you, and enjoy summer too.

 

 


Art against Bullying

October is Anti-Bullying month, and we would like to contribute by creating an art gallery with art by autistic people that expresses the feelings (fear, anger, etc.) that bullying may cause. October 10 is also Mental Health Day, and we can certainly see a connection because bullying does cause mental health problems, so we can connect the two issues in our art gallery, although the main focus remains bullying. Bullying is bad and bullies are not strong. They are cowards.

We welcome contributions from both members of the Autism Hall of Fame and other autistic people. Please contact us at ahof_ceos at aol dot com if you wish to submit.

The deadline is September 20.

Thank you!