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)


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!

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Repulsive Discrimination

We have recently been informed of a case of evil and repulsive discrimination. As usual, we cannot share details here without the victim’s consent/knowledge but as autism advocates we would like to still share our sorrow.

It is about a wonderful autistic person who has viciously been discriminated against in a group. This person has been excluded from events on the basis of autism, insulted (called a manipulator for mentioning autism and sensory overload), threatened, mocked and much worse. These people have broken the law in many aspects and should actually have been reported to the proper authorities (like all bullies and abusers should – victims are far too lenient!). There are no excuses for such discriminatory, disgusting behavior!

On top of that two of these people last year camouflaged as refugees (!!!) to get free food and accommodation at an event at a nice location. And then they call autistic people manipulators if they have problems with sensory overload. This is as bad as bad can be! No wonder autistic people say that normal people scare them. Normal people like these ARE scary; it is not our perception.

Please, everybody, don’t let such people intimidate you, even if they are scary, and talk to somebody if you feel in danger.

EDIT: We have received an incredible high number of emails concerning this post (as well as other posts concerning discrimination, but this case is particularly disturbing because of its deliberate cruelty). Thank you all so much for being such wonderful autism supporters.


Disgusting!

I read this just before going to bed and intended to post in the morning, but it upset me so much that I just turned in my bed and could not sleep, so I am posting it now.

This is so disgusting.

Suspended? They should have been fired. How can parents trust those people ever again?

That’s why neurotypicals are so scary. I can imagine how hypocritical they are with parents, all smiles etc., and then that’s what they say behind their back about their autistic child. Absolutely disgusting.


We Are Here for YOU

We would like to let you know that we are here for you and that you are more than welcome to write to us if you are being discriminated against and bullied. We will do our best to protect you against racists and/or manipulative people who hurt you if they don’t stop. You are NOT alone and you do NOT have to endure abuse and discrimination. We will also write a blog post if you wish, of course without mentioning your name.

Never ever be silent about abuse and discrimination and never ever let anyone silence you. We love you, just know that. Don’t be afraid to speak up!