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It’s FAN’flippin’TASTIC!!

I couldnt resist! That is how we are  feeling like shouting it from the roof-tops down. “Here we are and we are coming at ya!”A whole NEW generation of Autistic People the likes of~ this world has never seen! ….Well, honestly they have. They just didn’t know what they were looking at!! ie: Albert Einstein,  Isaac Newton, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Michelangelo etc…etc…lol!

The founders of ANCA Naturally Autistic should be lauded for their tenacity and lifetime vision. The vision of a “Real World” for Autistic people to live in. A world dictated by nature and a more comfortable approach for successes. Not the “Appropriate Behavior” warriors so harsh and unknowing. It is a shift in perceptions. A change in dynamics. Where understanding becomes the approach. Not uncomfortable conformity. It is a balance that demands to be achieved. The balance that Leonora Gregory Collura and Charlie Collura have created at Naturally Autistic ANCA. Now looking to share that balancing act GLOBALLY!

Their rich blend of lives experiences and their Autistic minds create a direct and elegant approach. ‘Understanding the paradigm from the inside out’ is so quintescentially ANCA! Exactly why they trademarked the phrase in the 90′s! “The inside-out”, where it makes the most sense to start. More correct information from an inside source. Now joined with many voices from the spectrum speaking up to pool resources. Sharing the more useful information about Autism and the elaborate nature of it all. The world’s senses will now experience the full flavor. Not just the vanilla that everyone has been spoon fed by non-Autistic minds. The stereotypical picture we have all seen of the sad Autistic child sitting all alone as the other kids bicker and fight, while laughing and playing in the background. Let’s tell the real story! That like life, Autism comes in many more flavors than Vanilla !  Autistic people are NOT stereotypes they are flesh and blood people. Our population is made up of real people~ with real talent ~ that have real challenges ~ and most importantly are really determined to be understood, accepted and aknowledged !!   THAT is the real story….

  The story that will be told on Friday, Saturday and Sunday~ Sept 23rd, 24th, & 25th. In Vancouver , B.C. Canada 2011 @ The 2nd ANNUAL INT’L NATURALLY AUTISTIC PEOPLE AWARDS & CONVENTION 

Read the program here in an 8 PAGE~FLIP-FORMAT~….

http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/34838/106101/pub/index.html

UTTERLY FANTASTIC…like I said !! & such sensory fun  to FLIP ~the Pages!! 

 

The quality and passion driving these artists is undeniable!! Such beauty and strength the future holds for them. A Flip of the Self-Esteem switch has happened and there is no turning it off!!. Just AWESOME!  The value and worth within the community will stimulate the planet…a planet that needs cognition stimulation and economic growth. New minds with differing perspectives are needed as demonstrated  by this years ~Keynote speaker & Workshop leader Academic Lars Perner. We had a fascinating conversation about  just that on our radio show last week. Listen in here…

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/autistic-people-/2011/09/02/autismhwy-fridays-4pmautistic-theatre-5pm

Amazing vision and growth we believe will occur by harnessing the unique and brilliant talents of so many Autistic minds in conjunction with the rest of the world!! BRAVO to everyone involved with the 2011 2nd Annual Int’l Naturally Autistic People Awards and Convention!

So, JOIN US please in celebration of the POWER of diversity!

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APAC = EPIC !

Today was a grand day! The first implementation of  APAC Global…Goes Local! A grass roots effort to spread useful awareness partnering with  local communities and companies. Sharing the wonderful knowledge about talents within our community and how things can and will positively change!

ANCA  Naturally Autistic in Gibsons, B.C. Canada  at the Sunny Crest mall, and AutismHWY.com at The Village Eatery in Glendora Cal. U.S.A.!! Passing out information and GOOD NEWS about the Autistic Community! How grand!!

I was delighted to see the children coloring the pages as they waited for their delicious meals! Wyatt tried a Monte Cristo for the first time. Delicious and NEW just like this Campaign!! Autistic People stepping up to contribute to this world’s awareness. The results will be astonishing I am sure. ASD+NT= PUZZLE SOLVED!

As we move forward toward real progress we will have more and more people interested in what this inspiring community has to offer. It is no longer about charity!! Keep the charity at home. We are out in the world with Autism Awareness and we mean business! We are joining forces and making a network. A network that will inspire, enable and empower people to work together in this world. It’s a beautiful vision and stay tuned how YOU Can involve your family and friends locally. Help us cast this huge awareness net as we link together. Contact Leo Gregory at http://www.naturallyautistic.com  sign on for your free newsletter and keep up to date with the pulse of this campaign! OR  Log in to http://www.autismhwy.com  make a profile  friend me and join in or e-mail me here kelly@autismhwy.com ! We will soon have an AutismHWY.com Blogradio show on fridays to keep up with ALL THE FUN! So be thinking creatively for AWARENESS !! It is really the way to go!! Erik Estabrook did just that!! Check out this EPIC POEM he wrote…read it with a “Rap~Vibe”…..

Look Again

You look at me and say retard, simpleton,

but my wheels are in motion,

brace yourself for this poetic mind explosion,

Why bring in the norm,

 when we are so much better?

when weathering the storm I don’t even need a sweater,

why when you see me do you think in numbers and letters?

hate starts in the heart and multiplies when you feel you know better,

Are you righter than I?

 because I’m a righteous guy,

the magnetic output of a thunderstorm passing by,

look again if you see anything but friend,

my mind is a fountain where wellsprings blossom land to land,

I’m the spring birth of your aura,

yet you’ll try to ignore me,

I’m the newborn eyes of love unfolding,

Yet you’ll put me down,

because your in a mold,

by your tree molding,

I’m an earth-bound star,

last the crash,

and we’ll embark on this journey. (autism awareness)

 

by Erik Estabrook

Listen in to 15 minutes of Naturally Autistic Blogradio~Hosted by Scott Jackson and Erik Estabrook  as Leo, Charlie, Jan and I wrap-up our events!!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/autistic-people-/2011/02/12/autistic-people-awareness-campaign-apac-global-goes-local

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APAC Global….GOES Local!!

This Saturday before Sweetheart’s Day. The Sunshine Coast will be book-ended with Awareness. In Gibsons B.C.  at the north and Glendora Ca. to the south. Leonora Gregory Collura & Jan Beaver Coad in Canada. Kelly and Wyatt Green in California.With a possible visit from Rachel Walker the co~ illustrator of OUR fun awareness coloring pages. We are taking it to the communities…Going Local! Everyone can JOIN IN,  it is a great way to show you care. Helping others to Be AWARE!!

ANCA Naturally Autistic held an artists challenge to design a label for Ami Quetzal Coffee. (One of the sponsors from last fall’s award show.) Three artists on the spectrum  rose to the occassion. Jan Beaver Coad, Sarah Daisey Van Diesel and Scott Jackson. Three beautiful labels…Don’t you agree? Wow….!

Leonora Gregory Collura and Jan Beaver Coad will be  at the Sunny Crest Mall in Gibsons, B.C. Canada all afternoon Saturday meeting and greeting folks. Jan will be signing her awesome book “Why don’t they come with instructions?” All about her life on the spectrum and raising youngsters on the spectrum!

The day will be fun filled with goodies and Autism Awareness. Come on out to have fun and vote for your favorite  original label! Bring the kids to color some awareness images and have a treat! Please take a look at the amazing talent in the autistic community!

At the other end of the Pacific Coast in Glendora California Wyatt and I will be meeting and greeting the folks in the village. The wonderful owners of  the Village Eatery have agreed to pass out our Awareness Color Sheets to their patrons all day!  in gratitude, Wyatt and I will have breakfast and lunch there Saturday and  Sunday!! Let’s SUPPORT those that support Autism Awareness! Come by and say Hi ! Have a delicious bite to eat… and get some FUN awareness coloring sheets and AutismHWY.com  info and fans !  I will also have copies of the Naturally Autistic Magazine…the 1st magazine ever produced by Autistic people !! Fascinating reading , join me and see for yourself!! 

These APAC Global Awareness events are things we can all try and co-ordinate contact Leo Gregory at http://www.naturallyautistic.com  or me, Kelly Green at  kelly@autismhwy.com and let’s all hit this HWY! The highway to enlightenment to the world!! When  real Autistic  people organize the awareness it comes from a much purer place a more natural~~ organically grown place!

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GREAT Expectation!

Wow………The exhilaration I have been feeling just keeps rollin along down my AutismHWY! This Friday…I, Kelly Green will be in the presence of “GREATNESS” !  Ms. Temple Grandin, Doctor, Professor, Cattle Industry Visionary, Good-sense mentor ….AUTISM BEACON!! This amazing woman has helped an untold amount of people infinitely! Talk about living in service to others! She is the  truest example of that to be sure!

The funny thing about that, is it was never her purpose or her intended vision! It is purely who she is and what her heart and soul has guided her to do. No pretensions no “business-plan”. Just the sense that I NEED TO DO THIS!! This is the heart and soul of her brilliance. The so-called ‘mother of invention’.  People living in circumstances that call out for change.  Always the best catalyst for people to create!! Like ANCA  Naturally Autistic, AutismHWY, Rainbowland,  fb’s Artist’s and Autism and so many  OTHERS!! People  with life experiences like Temple literally taking the “Bull by the Horns”! haha ……..AWESOME!

There are ALOT of us out here inspired by Ms. Grandin’s enormous ability to allow “on-lookers” a view. A view into the kaleidoscope that IS Autism. An ever changing world of brilliant patterns, shapes and colors. Our daily spectrum. The plain-speak that Temple generously shares is what I dream of at every “I. E. P.U.*”  I attend!! lol…..Really though isn’t it time we all learned to see and  speak in pictures with Ms. Grandin?  We ALL think she is brilliant! Let’s give her credit where credit is due and follow her lead for the world. Just as she shifted the direction the cattle took , let’s allow her to influence the language we use. Speak like Temple! Walk like an Egyptian whatever…Just do it!!

Let’s stop with cliches, old ways and the uneducated general public! There needs to be a “catch-up course” on HUMANITY!! A little Autism primer if you will! 1st assignment for ALL STUDENTS (the world…I’m talking to you now)….Watch the HBO Movie “Temple Grandin.” Once you’ve done that, the next time you meet someone like ME that tells you they have an Autistic son or daughter you will be  more “appropriate.” What I mean by that…is you won’t say (Like a ‘Robot’) “Oh, vaccines cause that huh?”…OR…”Oh Yeah….Jenny McCarthy!” What I am looking for is the day when during conversation and AUTISM comes up people say “Oh like Temple Grandin!” “You must be dealing with sensory issues and processing matters!”

**************************BINGO********************************!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*I.E.P. : Individualized Education Plan…..plus ‘my sarcasm’

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