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That’s me, one of the many million lucky beings on this planet. Today is our day to celebrate that label of fate or not! We all have memories and stories we share about our origins. “Our Mothership” lol. Some wonderful and others, not so wonderful. The older I become the more I see the depth of the language people choose and the concepts not always seen at first glance. I no longer skim over words and thoughts a person reveals. I carefully contemplate and assign energy to each and every layer of their process. People do say what they mean when you listen deeply. Our Mother’s become so integral as to how we see ourselves and define our futures. Reading the thoughts and experiences from friends on-line today have me contemplating it all. Motherhood and all that is demanded and expected from it. YIKES, when you think it through you may be finding a day ‘assigned’ to that a bit overwhelming!
The blessed Mother….
Mom on a mission, Super Mom, Warrior Mom…Autism Mom??…NO, I like to keep it simple. Just a Mom. That is enough.
God saw fit to bring Wyatt into my life to inspire me. Inspire me to take my energy into a field of thought. A field of thought needing to be written by many Autistic people; Mom’s, Fathers, brothers, sisters, daughters and sons. Authentically written from the depths of what instincts are telling us. Change your perspective about your energy in the universe. Your origin your perception your mothership.
LOVE is instinctual. Looking at things from all angles is learned!!
LOVE is instinctual. Looking at things from ALL ANGLES is learned!!
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Recently there has been a ‘fire-storm’ a ‘flash-blog’ over what should and shouldn’t be.
Sadly, when typed into the Google tool bar…Autistic people should…the auto complete words that ‘popped-up’ were DIE & BE EXTERMINATED. Those of you that read my blog know that I am the mother of a great teenaged son that happens to be a non-verbal Autistic. What a sad, sinking feeling to hear this dismaying news. Yes we live in a world that can be terribly demeaning and unkind to people with differences, but this? Imagine how my Autistic friends here on- line everyday felt. How would Wyatt feel if he knew? This medium of the internet has opened up our community by leaps and bounds. So we love to travel here and abroad- we hop, skip and jump to all of our sites and blogspots to get the news, views and moods we need. It is truly a life-line for us. Our daily diligence, our check-in~ whatever you want to call it…IT WORKS for us ! Our true “Autism- Information HWY” so, to see this. In the tool-bar of our trade?? Not good. Our trade of trying to promote friendship through common understanding. AutismHWY.com’s original mission statement. Paving the way for future generations to be Autistic and proud. Understood and comfortable in the world. It will be accomplished.
I feel we are all out here on the net and in our communities trying to infuse the world with new trains of thought. Our search engines are on over-drive learning, shifting, sharing and pressing forward. Forward to a new way of thinking. Thinking in directions that are so obvious that they have been lost somehow in this complex existence. The thought processes it takes to understand the inner workings of Autism teach people the keys to personal interactions. Personal interactions with ones own mind and body and (the bonus) with others. It is simply put the key to humanity. Our central nervous systems and how they perceive/handle the world are the engines driving our behavior.
Photo by: Yumi Yasuyama- Adventures in Autism
Understanding the limitations and differences people have on this electrical infrastructure we are born with is LIFE. This is how we as people ‘roll.’ I am thankful that Autism has touched my life and helped me to make these connections.
So to see the societal attitudes mirrored in this fashion was appalling to say the least. Despicable hate speech like this spelled out for all of our universe to see felt crushing. When advocates feel they are making headway in the world, this kick in the gut was devastating. But, as the saying goes you cannot keep GOOD people down and AUTISTIC PEOPLE are just that sort !! They banned together wrote thousands of wonderful, eloquent words of truths that can no longer be ignored. This amazing group of flash bloggers took Google to the mat. Releasing a statement to the press about this horrific “auto complete hate speech” upon searching this phrase. BRAVO to the amazing Autistic Adults and Individuals supporting Autistics everywhere. Brilliant brave people that pushed this issue with their positivity FORCING Google to “fix” this from happening in the future! The future of change! http://www.nj.com/parenting/index.ssf/2013/02/google_changes_policy_for_auti.html
We tip OUR HATS to you and you alone.
You have the power to CHANGE THE WORLD. The knowledge and experience to tell the world the hidden truths about AUTISM and where society can help auto-correct the negative stereotypes that always seem to POP-UP!!
Our hope for humanity!
Tags: autismhwy.com, Autistic people should flashblog, google autism search, google hate speech, promoting friendship through common understanding, yumi yasuyama photo
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Everyday, every HolidaY AutismHWY.com will find ways to put the information on the table! Promoting friendship through common understanding at every opportunity! Our mission is to find fun and creative ways to teach people useable facts about the hidden issues that are AUTISM. Here is a preview page from our upcoming “Awareness EVERY Month” Coloring Book filled with “teaching tool” pages!
Ideal for families, teachers, therapists and professionals. Lovingly created by myself, Kelly Green and my wonderful partner, artist and friend Rachel Walker! Look for our 3rd book in early December by clicking the coloring book link at the bottom of all of our web pages!
Our coloring pages truly open the doors to expanding knowledge! As we move forward gathering true knowledge through experience~ Autism becomes more human. More human than, human if you consider it on the deepest level possible. You can do it if you try. Just this month a young girl on the spectrum proved just that.
Her diligent and profound artwork told me that I am on to something fantastic with these coloring pages and books!!
AutismHWY.com was invited to ‘The Spirit of Aloha’ a Hawaiian festival in the amazing town of Temecula California benefiting the Our Nicholas foundation www.ournicholasfoundation.org/
In honor of the event we created a New coloring page…in the spirit of Aloha! (Every opportunity…like I said!)
My partner Rachel took my single flower design pictured here to a multi-pattern design creating an opportunity for something profound to evolve!
I had tables of children happily coloring our pages of acceptance and we met some fantastic families. One family with two beautiful blonde daughters on the spectrum affected me deeply. Sisters with degrees of Autism as varied as the spectrum itself. Both beautiful in unique ways. One a “colorer” and one…not so much (like my Wyatt). I watched with such pleasure as she enjoyed every stroke of the crayon and her sister took a walk with her father.Take a good look at this masterpiece I was surprisingly gifted with, making my day.
I was taken aback by this presentation and the speech that accompanied it. My new colorful friend Morgan told me that the flower on the right was the Autistic one….because it had all of the “extra stuff” going on! Wow…she simply gets it. My wise colorer helping me to teach others with her innate sense to describe herself. Her pride and complete self awareness is exactly what I hope to see in the generations of children coming up. People with higher levels of mind and body understanding and ACCEPTANCE. Bravo Morgan…you have validated all of our efforts BLESS YOU! Here’s to more and more children becoming as wonderfully self-aware as you!
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These days everything good has a lower case i in front of it.
It used to be that the upper case I ruled the day. I am, I learn, I can, I have, I conquer.That is no longer the only case.
With so many inter-connections through technological wonders we chit-chat with each other globally as if we virtually live next door.
The day is now all about: inet, iphone, ipad, ipod, iconquer!
It’s no wonder that I stands for Incredible. ”I” is no longer just the icon for one’s Ego it has been joined by it’s re-invented lower-case form. We now clearly have two ‘selfs’: I and i.
This new lower case i, is perhaps our new identity. Our cyber/technological selves.
So following that thought process I turn to Autism (as I always do.) Call me crazy but, I view Autism as another of these connective technological “itools.”
The fact-finding missions that you immerse yourself in as a parent of and a friend to Autistic people is fascinating. I have discovered so much about myself, my Autistic loved ones and all human behaviors through this portal of brain~difference. Connecting my mind to the amazing layers of all connectivity not often considered. I look forward to the day when the rest of our world’s minds do too!
The main message Autistic voice’s are sending today is :“presume competence.” Presume competence in all people, verbal, non verbal, on the spectrum, off the spectrum, deaf, blind etc. I believe it shows immense integrity to assume the very best in others. To not judge if others have differing navigational skills and ways of being. Understanding that in life there is always more than meets the eye/label when it comes to people.
So I will take ”presume competence” another step and say “intelligence intact.” When meeting an Autistic or other diversely-abled person~ KNOW that they have intelligence intact. Communicating their intelligence will manifest in differing ways…but, KNOW it is there. Iintact.
So I will place two lower case “i’s” in front of Autism because as we know Autism does amplify life!!
“Intelligence intact Autism!”
iiAutism………coming at ya!!
The “i’s” have it!!
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