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Donna Williams Bravery Award

We are excited to let you know that we have established a new annual award in honor of Donna Williams and other brave autistic people like her.

Donna passed away on April 22 this year after a brave fight against cancer.

We would like to honor other brave autistic people like her every year on April 22 with the “Donna Williams Bravery Award”.

The recipients of this award must be autistic of course, but must not necessarily be in the Autism Hall of Fame. In general this award will be conferred to only one person a year, but the first year (2018) more than one person might be honored (we don’t know for sure yet).

We invite you to send us your suggestions/nominations and/or to read the biographies of our members again.

Thank you, and we hope you are just as excited as we are.

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Great Women of Our Time

Good news for our ladies!

We have been contacted by Sarah, a student who is writing a paper on great women of our time. She has compiled a list of great women of our time based on other lists she has found, including our website/list of amazing autistic ladies.

She said that she was particularly impressed by our ladies (all of them), considering the challenges they have to face in daily life. She has already added a few of our ladies and asked us if we could suggest a few more ladies. We would like to ask you whom you would like to nominate for inclusion on her list.

You can either let us know or contact Sarah directly if you prefer, but you will still have to contact us for her email address, as Sarah prefers not to have her email address published due to spammers.

We think this is exciting!


Very Sad News

We are very saddened to announce that our member Donna Williams, who had terminal cancer, passed away on April 22, 2017.

Please read her husband’s post here and take the time to reflect on her life and her beautiful work as well as on her extraordinary attitude in daily life and her brave battle against cancer.

RIP, Donna. You will be terribly missed


Abstract Art by Our Members

Autistic artists can certainly paint abstract art, and very impressively!

Here is a selection of our members’ abstract art (in alphabetical order):

Trent Altman

Marie Faverio

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A New Beginning

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Daily Crucifixion

Paul Fulton

Iris Grace Halmshaw

Jonas Lundström

Moontain

Henriett Seth

Jeremy Sicile-Kira

Kirtanraw Subramanian

Heidi Webster

Donna Williams


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Beki Tara

Raj Singh Tattal

Michael Tolleson

Sarah E. Vaughn

Ana Valle Ocando

Casey Remrov Vormer

Tim ter Wal

Heidi Webster

Angela Weddle

Danny Williams

Donna Williams

John Williams

Stephen Wiltshire


Poetry by Our Members

We just realized that we have shared many achievements by autistic people, but no poetry at all so far, so we would like to share some great poetry by the awesome poets below (we will post more poets and poetry in the future). In general there seems to be more visual artists, so the poetry we have is really precious. In alphabetical order:

Sydney Edmond: http://www.aweinautism.org/gallery/poetry/sydney-edmond/

Marie Faverio: http://mariesmagicworld.my-style.in/mypoems.html

Gretchen Leary: https://gretchenleary.wordpress.com/category/poetry-2/

Thomas A. McKean: http://thomasamckean.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=24

Tito Mukhopadhyay: http://www.halo-soma.org/about_writings.php

Amy Sequenzia: http://ollibean.com/my-voice-my-life-a-poem-by-amy-sequenzia/

Donna Williams: http://blog.donnawilliams.net/category/arts-and-artism/poetry-arts-and-artism/

On Marie’s page there is also an essay on free verse: http://mariesmagicworld.my-style.in/Free%20Verse.pdf. That’s very interesting because probably many people think there are no rules for free verse, which is obviously not the case. Excellent essay!