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1 Month down~INFINITY to go!!!

  WOW!  AutismHWY.com has  been “LIVE” for just over 1 month, pinch me!! No it is  not St Patricks Day yet~ even if  my name is Kelly Green!  Seriously though, I must be dreaming! Everytime I log on I am in bliss! Autism, information and friends!!  Love and Light! C’mon over…the future is BRIGHT!

We want to celebrate Our Lives on the ASD spectrum. They are fascinating and fun! BOOYAH! I’ve said it! People may think I’m crazy!! Oh well, I am an insanely happy woman with a beautiful website to share!! Any takers??

The people on the spectrum are fascinating, giving  and brilliant. Their intentions come from a place so pure the rest of the world has shunned it. Pureness being foreign to this world?

 Uh-oh that does NOT sound good! “They” say,” Well, socially they don’t fit in.” I  am really starting to wonder, what is there left to “fit into” anyway? In my 1/2 century I have seen the most drastic changes in social behavior ever!!  Haven’t we all?

Don’t get me started. People no longer greet one and other walking the streets. Well, I guess they do IF  they are not texting and/or on the ipod, iphone or ipad!  No i-contact!  Who’s got the social skills  problems now?  haha  The line is getting blurry my friends! AutismHWY.com is happy to be here for strong definition!  For a quick chat.  To take  a look and see who’s got a new article, new  awareness event! Play a game and relax. Beautiful, fun and interesting. The perfect mix. People that ” get ASD’s “and are trying to help others do the same!! For  great examples of that Take a look HERE! http://www.autismhwy.com/articles.php

So far SO GOOD!! I am meeting amazing people from all over the world.  Autism knows no county, state or country line!! Our information HWY. rocks! GLOBALLY!

In that regard…PLEASE follow APAC Global ! Autistic People Awareness Campaign~GLOBAL! ANCA’S Naturally Autistic is taking the BULL by the horns!  Follow along as AutismHWY.com, Rainbowland Autism Services, American Autists and many others JOIN Forces with ANCA ! Working  for widespread awareness and appreciation of Autistic People. Happily  heading  toward the 2011 2nd Annual Naturally Autistic People Awards! Please sign on to recieve ANCA’S  FREE Newsletter HERE… to follow all the excitement & INVOLVE YOURSELVES !                              

 http://www.naturallyautistic.com

http://www.rainbowlandautismservices.com/index.html

http://www.americanautists.com/

http://www.autismhwy.com

 

 

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The DOUBLE~RAINBOW Effect

…”What does it mean?!!” The double rainbow dude had us all rolling  earlier this year with that phrase. So amazing (and hilarious) his reaction to the Double Rainbow in January 2010. That is the power NATURE has over people.  In so many more ways than one! It is majestic, daunting,  and simply put unmoveable by man. Something we MUST accept. ’The ‘force to be reckoned with. Something so much bigger than ourselves! Something breathtaking.  Quite literally, when the time becomes right.

It happened again, this breathtaking natural force last friday. BAM! Double Rainbow!* Although I didn’t go, “Full-on”  ‘D.R.-Dude’…pretty darned close. 2010 has been  very special  from beginning to end. I have said so many times this year that I feel a strong ”High-Vibrational” MAGNETIC~ natural alignment. People creating venues and highways for autistic people to be heard. A progression that is a long time coming. The progression toward mainstream understanding and recognition! Forces of Autistic Nature to be reckoned with, BY ALL PEOPLE! Most importantly, FOR ALL PEOPLE!  Exactly where the A.S.D. population needs to be. UNDERSTOOD & ACCEPTED and ACREDITED. ‘Seen’ ~Under the Double Rainbow!

Last friday at my L.A. Co. fair I was under one and did’nt even know it.To the unaware eye just one was visible. My photo later vaguely revealed that there were two.When I compared notes with the AutismHWY.com web designer Alison in San Diego, she saw both bows and took these great shots! 

Upon finding this out an interesting  thought occured to me. Let me see if I can explain it……I see life as a rainbow of differences and perceptions. A spectrum of colors and diversity. We, in the world of Autism understand this concept completely. We’ve dubbed it ‘ The SPECTRUM.’  We live with it on a minute by minute basis. Our rainbow can move through the range of color/ emotion very rapidly. Ever-changing and shifting. Day in and day out.Yes,as human beings we crave and need predictability. At the same time  we as A.S.D. families learn to count on the unexpected. So I guess what I am saying is that we need EVERYONE to open up to that concept. To the idea that things are NOT so predictable. That people are unexpected. Just because someone walks parallel to you. Their brain~style may not be parallel to yours. Just because you only see 1 rainbow…doesn’t mean there aren’t really 2. Our rainbow is there, parallel to yours ~just invisible to the unaware eye! Don’t assume that your rainbow is the only one under the sun. Know that there are people on another spectrum living parallel to you!!  

In essence “The Double Rainbow” effect. This is…in my mind, “What IT means”!!

The ‘ASD / NT’ FULL~ON Double Rainbow effect….woah~~~!

*originally written Oct.3,2010

 

 

 

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READ ABOUT The Chattanooga, Tennessee  MURAL PROJECT HERE: http://www.examiner.com/special-needs-kids-in-nashville/autism-awareness-gets-a-cheerful-symbol-chattanooga-s-new-mural

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RED, WHITE…BLACK & BLUE?!!

Back from an amazing event!! On an AMAZING day. The 9 yr. anniversary of the most infamous day in U.S. history. For the country to have been put in such a position. The incredible strength and DETERMINATION this country has to have battled back from CATASTROPHE! That is the SPIRIT!! The spirit it takes to fight the good fight! The spirit we as ASD families must muster!! AutismHWY.com is so honored to have been a part of such fun and IMPORTANCE! “The fight to help spread AUTISM AWARENESS!!” Thank you so much to~THE Fun & Only~ California’s GREAT AMERICA in Santa Clara Ca.for holding this event!

It is opportunities like this that help the general public to realize that our voices matter!! We have ALOT to say AND We like to have FUN too ! ~’California’s GREAT America’~ is an AWESOME Park!! It is beautiful~ from top to bottom.The rides are thrilling and SPECTACULAR!! The grounds are SO… open, airy and green. WOW! Beautiful tall trees and coasters galore!! I must mention there is an amazing Wisteria~Vine TUNNEL!! I was enchanted by it!! It is so huge that it has many benches underneath! A sensory heaven for ANYONE!! ASD or NOT!! I am definitely booking a trip next year when it is in bloom!! WOW! That being said…

The AWARENESS EVENT was fantastic! Meeting the children and adults was such sweet fun!! I will love to do this at every turn! Talking to folks about ASD issues has become so important to me. The children and adults I met last Saturday afternoon were awesome!! Twice ~I learned of programs started by passionate families filling a NEED!! School programs which encourage understanding and the need to inter-act with others differently abled! “Kids helping kids” was what one program was called! Just, BRILLIANT. Exactly what our ASD Individuals NEED!! Their contemporaries being “right there” with them! The siblings informing me of this program were such amazing kids. I could literally see them beaming with pride when they told me of their groups. It makes my heart soar to think how the world could CHANGE when all kids feel that need. That unselfish need to be a part of something “bigger than their own egos.” I say the sooner they learn that concept the better. For kids to be so selfless and compassionate is a beautiful thing that should and WILL spread! I FEEL IT !!

AutismHWY will be working on helping that concept along HOWEVER possible! In our minds it is integral that our children peers UNDERSTAND A.S.D. ISSUES!! Even individuals with no direct experience. When our kids can just be themselves with love, understanding and acceptance…we will rest. It is not a lot to hope for. I believe in the human spirit wholeheartedly…and these kids are the embodiment of that! BRAVO to all involved with implementation of kids mentoring kids with autism! This will be a WONDERFUL NEW TREND I am sure!!

The partners at the event were also fantastic! I had so much fun talking to all that I could! I love being surrounded by Autism Advocates! Creative, caring and positive people to say the least!! Thanks for the day to ALL of you!!

Of course this AUTISM BLOG would not be worth it’s salt without some simple Autism Reality! Something I am fully prepared for as a rule…however, this one did surprise me.

As a lot of you know ~an Autistic person gets overwhelmed by environmental and sensory stimulus. This feeling of overload can send a person into a panic/ meltdown. Meltdowns escalate and de-escalate. It becomes a bit of an ART in interpreting the ways to deal with and or prevent these meltdowns! Well , about 2 hrs into the days events my son Wyatt had a doozy!!

The music was LOUD…my brother placed a wrist-band on Wyatt’s arm…who by the way, had been up early while we prepared for the day AND he hadn’t yet had his lunch. So all factors led to a bad result for…my arms!! Wyatt began his meltdown…I sprang into action and the PINCHING began!! lol… He is a bit of a crab. When he lashes out in “this mode” …pinching is his M.O.! Surprisingly, it took me 20 minutes to get him mellow!! I tried deep pressure…no results there`he was not amenable to being touched at that moment! Next wrist and joint compressions, which he at least allowed. At one point he held his arm out for more… OR it could have been to take off the wrist band? lol Not sure! However when that was done …he calmed considerably. Whew…After that the day continued nicely. His favorite swinging type ride was taken over and over again, giving him the time of his life!! & Sensory INPUT Deluxe!  We explored the rest of the park and the AMAZING ATTRACTIONS! Really larger than Life!! The bungee action rides will take your breath away!! That’s meant for the people WATCHING!! Imagine if that was you on the cord!!? WOW!!!

We had a delicious BBQ Picnic in the immaculate Picnic Grove!! Charlie Brown came by and had some “one on one time” with Wyatt!! It was so cute he saw Wyatt playing/stimming with his whiffle ball. After high-fiving Wy, he reached out for the ball. Instinctively Wyatt recoiled. After he thought a moment, or two he held it out to Charlie Brown!! Funny enough… Charlie tapped and stimmed, communicating volumes to my sweet non-verbal boy!! You are a “good man”…Charlie Brown!! BRAVO!! We can’t wait to come back again SOON!! There will be ALOT MORE Ground to cover FOR SURE !!!A VERY SPECIAL Thanks to Miss Ashley Chapin! You are a Joy and a Pleasure to work with! Your skills with organization and communication go far beyond your years!! AutismHWY takes it’s hat off to you for this day being so pleasurable for ALL!! You are an Autism Angel for sure!!

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To…AWARENESS~~& Beyond!!

This is where we are heading! The wonderful on-line AUTISM COMMUNITY! Made up of Autistic Individuals, Parents, Aunts, Uncles, Brothers, Sisters, Cousins, Friends and Professionals!! A large loving up-lifting group!! To say the least!! Forever giving encouragement, hope and knowledge when possible! Truly remarkable the awareness that is being “incubated.” The mainstream has A LOT OF GROWTH planned for their futures!! We are all cultivating AWESOME AWARENESS Plans. Coming at you from the AutismHWY in EVERY DIRECTION!!

I will be introducing some FUN & KNOWLEDGEABLE Articles here on the AutismHWY blog. Today we have a most HELPFUL TOOL in that regard. Please take the time to read this fabulous document created by The GREAT GROUP at Rainbowland Autism Services in Australia!!

Thankyou Allison & Co. for this positive, informative look at ASD!!!

Click BELOW for ~Enlightenment!!

RAS Autism Awareness Information Sheet Nov 09

For More FUN & INFO… CLICK HERE as well !! http://www.rainbowlandautismservices.com/index.html

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