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Chalking Up Acceptance!

In the heART of Awareness month for LIFE!

In the heART of Awareness month for LIFE!

Awesome!

 

 

It is with great excitement we enter into Our 3rd year of our grass roots event for the awesome  Autism Community in So-Cal and BEYOND!! Each year the goodwill feelings grow and swell. After all, ART is undeniably a way to the HEART of all matters. With this event we also seek to open the MINDS to all  matters!

ART is a KEY!!

ART is a KEY!!

Big, small, happy, sad, difficult, easy…the matters that make up  a LIFE. An Autistic life or a Non-Autistic life. We all  experience these matters of the heart and mind just amplified in different measures. Both halves of this equation bring a lot to the table that the other cannot provide. We all have unique talents, thought processes and skill sets that the other needs.  We need to support, understand and accept these differences and use what each entity offers the equation. That is diversity equality in a nutshell if you ask us!

Find your keys!!

Find your keys!!

 

 

That is why we all need to be different from one and other. Equally worthy. There is no ‘prototype’ normal person that “does it all”. That is the biggest myth of all  in life. Simply put, that person never existed. No matter how hard society may try to sell us on that imagery 24 hrs. a day. We all have strengths and weaknesses that need to be applauded and supported.  We are always better working together. Understanding that, and utilizing each others talents accordingly is the best way toward a cool forward progression.

Exactly!!

 

Autistic minds have not been given  credit where credit is due. People on  the Autism Spectrum have all kinds of talents, thought processes and skill sets to get things done on this planet.  This is a simple yet unrecognized truth.  Possibly all of the most brilliant and exceptional minds this world has seen were Autistic on some level.

Chalking up~Brain Awareness paves the highway to happiness!

Chalking up~Brain Awareness paves the highway to happiness!

 

At the AutismHWY.com Awareness Chalk~Art festival we celebrate our lives and we showcase the skill sets we have. We fraternize and make friends in a creative and positive environment. We seek to teach people what we have learned from our loved ones, each other and our friends on the spectrum. Sharing useful information with our community in a very vivid, colorful fashion! We have all been needing this mindful awareness  that the Autism Spectrum seems to stimulate.  So come out and see how we can color your perception about Autism and what Autistic people are capable of…

 

Yes INDEED ...AustinG!  photo by James Carbone

Yes INDEED …AustinG! photo by James Carbone

Joel Anderson popping up with his happy crab!

Joel Anderson popping up with his happy crab!

Silke Heyer's turtles ...that FLY!

Silke Heyer’s turtles …that FLY!

Jeremy and Kai...with Kai's ART!

Jeremy and Kai…with Kai’s ART!

 

Daniels...comic strip come to life!

Daniels…comic strip come to life!

 

COME OUT and Enjoy Yourselves!!!

COME OUT and Enjoy Yourselves!!!

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One Mile Square…

 

OUR Faithful Mission!

OUR Faithful Mission!

and ALL THERE! I recently learned that this is the great slogan for the City of Covina. Coincidentally, the city of my birth and fantastically the city of Our 3rd Annual AutismHWY.com Awareness Chalk~Art Festival!  Quite often you will hear that Autistic thinkers …think outside of the box or, if you will- square. Come out to our fun filled event and you will see square after square chalking out miles of that awesome truth!  We in the Autism community will spin perceptions around and get this community truly thinking about Autism from the inside~from the heART ! A side many people have as yet to discover!  We invite the community to please join us in our ’all there’ squares and learn about the amazing, fun and creative people living with Autism.  Make your plans now to join us~~> Saturday April 13th 10 am to 4pm Charter Oak High School Covina California !!!

A day to share and enjoy LIFE on the Spectrum!

A day to share and enjoy LIFE on the Spectrum!

COME OUT and Enjoy Yourselves!!!

COME OUT and Enjoy Yourselves!!!

 

 

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CHALK heART!!

Whew….I am soO happy and still processing all that occured during our 2nd Annual AutismHWY.com Chalk Festival!!  Wyatt and I feel especially blessed to have this fantastic spectrum of friends! The day was a true success in every sense of the word! Making friends with Autism was on all of our itineraries for FUN.

I do believe that happened for all in attendance including Mr. Kevin Stapleton the mayor of Covina!! 

 He was having a grand time meeting the many talented individuals the Chalk Art attracted. He heard the many stories from families and friends. He spoke eloquently when Exceptional Minds was given their 2011 ANCA Naturally Autistic Award, and he was down with the Artists as they colored perceptions experientially! Truly awesome. He took the time to talk with most every person there. It was a pleasure to see the expressions of joy, validation and self worth this triggered. I am wishing for April 2013 already!! Funny just how contagious this chalk-joy is!!  Have a look for yourselves…….  I want to thank everyone that made it to the event!! A very special thankyou to multi talented artist/actor/singer songwriter Michael Harding for taking the time out to sing his awesome  Autism anthem” Change a Life”…you Rock Mike!!

PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO JOIN US IN 2013!!!

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