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)


Summer Break

Hello,

We hope you are all enjoying summer!

We are on holiday too at the moment and don’t always have Internet access (we don’t quite trust WiFi in hotels).

We will definitely still keep in touch though and try to post, although not as frequently as usual.

You are always in our thoughts.

 

 


Our First Birthday!

We have been around for exactly one year today! It has been intense and it feels like so much longer. You have been wonderful members and a wonderful audience and we would like to thank you for your support and your great emails.

We started last year with our Autism Hall of Fame (Awetism Hall of Fame) (which has of course been expanded since last year as we added many new members and are still adding people) and we now also have our own The Genius of Autism Wiki with 112 pages (there are still many beautiful minds to be added) and our Amazing Autistic Ladies website which we started on International Women’s Day. The reason why we created a website for ladies (the idea came from one of our gentlemen!) is that in the past it was believed that autistic genius only existed in men and we wanted to prove such assumptions wrong.

We also have yearly awards: Autism Hall of Fame Awards. The Autism Hall of Fame Award can only be won once because with so much talent we obviously want to give everybody a chance. The list of winners will be updated every year (with the specific year next to the names of the winners).

We also have projects for the future, for example an anthology with the work of our members, but we first have to complete the pages above, so we probably won’t get started with the anthology until 2018 or 2019.

Thank you-all for being so wonderful!

PS: This is also our 200th blog post!


Shameful Comments about Autistic Children (Pauline Hanson, Australia)

So after reading and posting about the murder of autistic children in Australia some time ago, a few hours ago we read about this Australian politician who wants to “segregate” autistic children and remove them from mainstream and who refuses to apologize for what she said: Australian Politician Pauline Hanson Wants to Segregate Autistic Children. Apparently from what we read she didn’t even finish school and had a fish-and-chips shop before she became a politician. Excerpt from her Wikipedia entry: “Hanson first received schooling in her hometown of Wooloongabba, at Buranda Girls’ School. She attended Coorparoo State School in Coorparoo until she ended her education at age 15, shortly before her first marriage and pregnancy”. It appears that she found mainstream education a bit challenging. Did you know what they do to autistic children in “special” schools, Ms Hanson? We have just been told about this story: Autistic Boy Locked in Cage (Aspect Australia)

This is what autistic children have to say about her comments. Well said, kids! My kid is not in Australia, but he is also autistic like me and does VERY WELL in school. And for the record, we have honors students and graduates in our Wikia, and we are actually sure there are many more we might not know of.

It is a shame, as Australia has some of our best members. Now I admire them even more, trying to imagine what they have to go through on a daily basis. I think we are a bit more advanced here in the field of autism and doing something for autistic people.