Here on the AutismHWY we often times find ourselves in the Autism fast-lane. Researching and focusing on the information that Autistic people shareabout Autismhas placed us there. Understanding how Autism operates in an individual’s human system is how we feel safe driving in that “fast lane.” How we want all others to feel. It is how we cope pragmaticly and how we move forward in a world long confused by how to respectfully communicate with every type of diversity. Autistic people are here to guide other Autistic people and the larger world…
On this day, January 20th, 2017 as a new President is sworn into these United States of America we are willing to make a very bold and provocative prediction. Even as the Daily Beast reports that the White House website made disheartening civil-rights deletionstoday. AutismHWY.com still knowingly believes that President Donald J. Trump will indeed be “trumped” with Autism information provided by Autistic people. During his administration he will find that he needs to interface with #actuallyAutisticpeople to fully face the diversity picture. It will be a momentous thing… in a brand new word, it will be UGE. The private citizen Donald J. Trump had been commenting on the vaccine controversy for years and has in fact sounded very much like an Autism stakeholder. During the Presidential debates he referred to Autism as an epidemic (seen here.) Words and beliefs he certainly shares or shared with his friend Bob Wright the Co-Founder of Autism Speaks the Autism organization furiously boycotted byAutistic people. Misinformed core beliefs about Autism and it’s history fueled by the lack of experiential knowledge of, or friendships with Autistic people are frankly extremely dangerous. Autistic people will fight for their civil rights and voices to be heard. Be ready President Trump.
We respectfully ask for any future misguided comments regarding Autism to cease Mr. President as you now are indeed an Autism stakeholder as the leader of a nation founded on free thought. Do not over think things for Autistic people because they are right here watching what you do and say about them. Please do not create any commissions touching on Autism with out the Autistic community. Seek out their counsel on their issues. Their points of view will change the world in ways we ALL desperately need.
We respectfully ask that you not gather Autism information from skeptics and critics and instead go straight to the source. Autistic people and those that respect Autism understand just how dangerous linking vaccines to Autism is. It is in reality a life or death matter on a plethora of levels. Horrific levels of bigotry, violence, abuse and harm caused to Autistic people sometimes due to anti-vax Autism rhetoric. Not to mention the public health crisis the world could experience from exposure to disease through ignorance powered by hatred and fear of Autism and vaccines. Those mainstreamed negative belief systems surrounding the “supposed causation” of a naturally occuring Autism population will shape some very scary and life threatening policies. Policy that will further entrench us in yet more of the same Autism ignorance, hatred and stigma we’ve experienced for decades. We will no longer continue to tolerate society’s propensity to avoid science and factual information by replacing it with the myths of pop culture.
Today’s inaugural address was said to be for the “ignored and forgotten people that will be ignored no longer.” Mr. President, Autistic people will not continue to be ignored and denied their natural human existence. They will not sit back and accept the world to misrepresent them and the supports they need to live a happy and healthy Autistic life. Autistic people will be and should be the voices crucially included to set precedents by helping us shape respectful communication and research towards best Autism practice for our nation and the WORLD!
We agree the time for empty talk is over! You spoke those very words today…
RESIST FAKE AUTISM NEWS…Mr. President and THINK FAST…Because Autistic people ARE!!
Today, Martin Luther King Day in 2017 feels odd. As if this great day of reverence and respect should not occur in such a climate. This daily political climate change that is shifting our grid on the world axis in dangerous ways. Our United States of America may possibly be as divided as they were in 1861. There is now an active civil war on civility. People wanting to be respected as the unique one of a kind individuals that they are… free to live in a loving world. Verses a world that seeks to marginalize and control them using selfish actions. The macrocosm to the microcosm we experience every waking moment in the world surrounding Autistic people. Power and control over self-autonomy should never be on anyone’s political bargaining table. The progress we have made in society as loving and accepting diverse souls seems at risk in the face of a Donald J. Trump presidency. Losing heart and soul will not “Make America Great Again.” respectfully.
Things have become so heated politically that bullying, disinformation and hatred are becoming the daily credo. The rest of the world is on high alert because of this extreme unrest highlighted by wildly uncivilized communications. Never have we seen such disrespect for our own country coming from the man who will hold the highest office in 4 days. DJT has propagandized that the USA is a horrible place to be and live. That was never true. The United States is a land of beauty filled with amazing people.
Why then would a billionaire with unlimited choice of desirable location at his disposal… remain in a country so broken? He has told us over and over that America was not great and that the American Dream was shattered. He has also informed us that he can be the ONE to restore that status.
DOES ANYONE TRULY BELIEVE THAT?
& WILL THE SWAMP AMERICA BOUGHT ACTUALLY BE DRAINED or simply RESTOCKED?
In late 2009 the AutismHWY website was in the factory tuning up and preparing to plug into our brand-new electric HWY, the world-wide web! How exciting to find ourselves in a whole ‘new head space.’ In fact…a lot of whole new head spaces. Talk about mind expanding! WoW.
Only knowing my Autistic son and a handful of his Aut classmates throughout those 10 years before the website existed we were ready to get on the HWY to real Autism information. I wanted to meet and greet Autistic people of ALL ages. The things that teachers, professionals and other parents were telling me never rang true. True to the instinctual connection my Autistic son and I have. We knew this new journey would be something spectacular, something unimaginable. Our GPS system was never quite equipped for the vast galaxy of Autistic people… friends, partners and icons we would be on the AutismHWY with. Stellar universal navigations indeed. A vast neuro-universe unto itself. A universe of thought and beautiful patterning. Super natural people we were excited to befriend, work with and learn from.
So, what is this blog all about besides life changing connections to fantastic people?
Is it about me, KellyG? Yes.
Is it about my artful attitude? Yes.
Is it about my son? Yes.
Is it about his attitude? Yes.
Is it about what we do to move the Acceptance ball forward in this indescribable ‘game changing decade’ of Autistic culture connecting? Yes.
Is it about the innovative people we merge with on our AutismHWY? Yes.
An amazing emerging culture!!
Is it about our hopes and dreams for the world to stop misunderstanding and over-reacting to Autism? Yes.
will be remembered as a very challenging and unpredictable year for ALL of US! It is so indicative of the fully-connected world we now live in. Information literally barraging us from every country creating more sifting and sorting than ever to be done. In a world bombarded by information (some of it very bad, some of it inaccurate and some of it actually FALSE!) Just know that your best information will actually come from …YOU! You and those you love and trust. AutismHWY urges you to be the best source of your You-niverse in 2017. Resolve to always follow your gut, trust your instincts and find your purpose. Align with people that follow those purposeful aspirations and breathe them to life! Look inward then outward, care about yourself, care about others and transform your universe! If 2016 teaches us nothing else… it teaches us we live in a universe redefining itself. Let’s work together to define an amazing galaxy of embracement for Autistic people.
photo by Silke Heyer
Our sixth year on the AutismHWY… talking and chalking Autism with friends saw many changes.
~In January friends were exploited by a website claiming to “champion” Autistic people. The Mighty is not so Mighty afterall. …#Cripthemighty
~Our greatest pleasure in 2016 was by far our 2nd trip to the ANCA Naturally Autistic People Awards, Trade Show and World Autism Festival in beautiful Vancouver Canada. The talent, connection and friendship run deep launching dreams and careers. An amazing destination for Autistic people and those that love them! Love to OUR ANCA FAMILY 2016 and beyond!