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Return to VROMAN’S !!

 

Southern California'sHUGE Bookstore historically and literally!

Southern California’s HUGE Bookstore historically and literally!

So happy to report we will be sharing our Making Friends with Autism Coloring Books at this extraordinary historic Bookstore for a second year!

Out latest and...GREATEST! Teaching moments every month!

Out latest and…GREATEST! Teaching moments every MONTH!

 

We had so much fun at last year’s event with our creative friends, Joel Anderson of Joel’s Vision Arts, Debra Hosseini from The Art of Autism and our friends with Unintentional Humor, Linda and Brent Anderson!IMG_8417

 

Fun friends joined us and new friends stopped by! We hope to see all of those folks and more on Saturday August 17th at 3 PM. This year I will again  have my trio of Coloring Books on hand. Debra Hosseini will return to share the Art of Autism and all of the great work she is up to.

77 Artists on the Autism Spectrum shine in this BOOK!

77 Artists on the Autism Spectrum shine in this BOOK!

 

Currently Debra has been penning a Memoir. Amazing adventures and life lessons learned by her Aspie boyfriend Kurt Muzikar, something very interesting to look forward to!

The Goddess Energy of Ms. Keri Bowers!

The Goddess Energy of Ms. Keri Bowers!

 

This year we are very proud and excited to have Keri Bowers joining us. She will have copies of her amazing classic Autism filmNormal People Scare Me” Keri has 24 years of experience using ART to help students and families on the spectrum. Her amazing innovations and accepting spirit will give you tools for success in every day situations and creative support for inevitable transitions! Please come out and meet Keri! 

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Joel Anderson’s NEW BOOK will be available: “ Medieval Trio Tales: Courage at the Concert” written and illustrated by Joel and Diana Michelotti! A delightful tale about being courageous and supporting others! Exactly what Joel does. The weekend of this event Joel will be traveling to San Jose State to implement a mentoring program for kids on the spectrum with the college’s Football team!! GO JOEL! Woot!!

 

Unfortunately, Dani Bowman will not be at the event. Her work with Joey Travolta and Inclusion Films takes precedent. She tirelessly works all across the country teaching others on the spectrum to excel at animation. Thank you for all of your hard work Dani! We hope you will join us another time!

So mark your calendars and head to Old town Pasadena for a delightful day with us!!

An impromptu serenade courtesy of Shane Mckaskle, Chris Iddamalgoda and friend.

An impromptu serenade courtesy of Shane Mckaskle, Chris Iddamalgoda and friend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandi and Joel Anderson's colorful world!

Sandi and Joel Anderson’s colorful world!

Friendship Rocks!! Kai, Joel and brent Anderson with the "crooners"!!

Friendship Rocks!! Kai, Joel and Brent Anderson with the “crooners”!!

 

 

 

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Chalk Festival Photo Essay by Jerry O’Brien

Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade

Bj Lane...making her amazing mark!

Bj Lane…making her amazing mark!

Tammy K's beautiful Mom Bj Lane www.bjlane.com

Tammy K’s beautiful Mom Bj Lane www.bjlane.com

 

 

 

Teamwork ROCKS for Best Buddies: Shane and Chris.

Teamwork ROCKS for Best Buddies: Shane and Chris.

Angelo maps out his thought process.

Angelo maps out his thought process.

Modern day...Dragon Slayer??

Modern day…Dragon Slayer??

SuperHEROES were on the grounds!! In all shapes and sizes!

SuperHEROES were on the grounds!! In all shapes and sizes!

Creating Connections!

Creating Connections!

Kai and his ARTFUL Universe!

Kai and his ARTFUL Universe!

A Spectrum of DIFFERENCE!

A Spectrum of DIFFERENCE!

Community participation warms our HeART! Council member Jorge Marquez AND Senator Ed Hernandez!

Community participation warms our HeART! Council member Jorge Marquez AND Senator Ed Hernandez!

 

Everyone can make a great mark

Everyone can make a great mark

Positively, creatively putting it all together

Positively, creatively putting it all together

Joel Anderson rubbing chalky elbows with Mayor of Covina Walter Allen!

Joel Anderson rubbing chalky elbows with Mayor of Covina Walter Allen!

 

The PAY-OFF!! Seen in Angelo's smile!

The PAY-OFF!! Seen in Angelo’s smile!

So proud to have attracted City of Covina council member Kevin Stapleton to Our festival 2 yrs. and counting...!

So proud to have attracted City of Covina council member Kevin Stapleton to Our festival 2 yrs. and counting…!

 

 

The Goddess Energy of Ms. Keri Bowers!

The Goddess Energy of Ms. Keri Bowers!

Chalk Festival 2013 ...Delegates!Senator Ed hernandez, Mayor of Covina Walter Allen, Kai, Joel Anderson, Shane Mckaskle, Brent Anderson, Chris and Covina city council member Jorge Marquez.

Chalk Festival 2013 …Delegates!
Senator Ed hernandez, Mayor of Covina Walter Allen, Kai, Joel Anderson, Shane Mckaskle, Brent Anderson, Chris and Covina city council member Jorge Marquez.

 

 

 

Everyone needs to know...."Who's Clayton"...because they ROCK!!

Everyone needs to know….”Who’s Clayton”…because they ROCK!!

These musicians really made our day! www.whosclayton.com

These musicians really made our day!
www.whosclayton.com

 

 

Drumming up FUN, LOVE and ACCEPTANCE!

Drumming up FUN, LOVE and ACCEPTANCE!

 

OUR Playdate! The 2nd Saturday EVERY April!!

OUR Playdate! The 2nd Saturday EVERY April!!

Sandy J and Ceirstie M OUR Raffle Angels!!

Sandy J and Ceirstie M OUR Raffle Angels!!

A Silke Heyer ART Bag...full of AutismHWY Love and Acceptance Coloring Books!!

A Silke Heyer ART Bag…full of AutismHWY Love and Acceptance Coloring Books!!

 

Autism Movement Therapy now up her sleeve!!!

Autism Movement Therapy now up her sleeve!!!

Sweet Stuff CREATIONS & Celebrate AUTISM!! Big winners in this crowd!

Sweet Stuff CREATIONS & Celebrate AUTISM!! Big winners in this crowd!

 

 

 

 

Taking away a bushel of FUN!

Taking away a bushel of FUN!

Buckets of LOVE and FUN literally!

Buckets of LOVE and FUN literally!

 

 

 

Jeremy B. always has a lucky number!!

Jeremy B. always has a lucky number!!

 

Like this sweet therapist...The DAY was a sensory WINNER!!

Like this sweet therapist…The DAY was a sensory WINNER!!

Saving the BEST for last. Kevin Rose, lead singer of Who's Clayton WINS the Conga Drum!! PERFECT!

Saving the BEST for last. Kevin Rose, lead singer of Who’s Clayton WINS the Conga Drum!! PERFECT!

 

Huge love and thanks to our wonderful friend and supporter Mr. Jerry O’Brien. Your photographs truly captured OUR DAY! You are a strong uniting force as we lovingly team up to CELEBRATE DIFFABILITIES!  

Jerry O'Brien the huge heart and soul behind the camera!

Jerry O’Brien the huge heart and soul behind the camera!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Pos~Autism” Book signing!

This Saturday, September 15th at 3 p.m. I am getting an early Birthday present! A slot for AutismHWY, Making Friends with Autism , The Art of Autism, Joel’s Vision Arts and Celebrate Autism to share center-stage at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena California!  A Southern California icon serving the community for 118 yrs. Growing up here in the San Gabriel Valley I am very proud to have this chance! I hope you will come out and JOIN US.

Join us for a chance to talk about Autism and meet some people thriving with it…Discover books describing the daily challenges the many talents,the comical moments and most importantly the hopes and dreams of acceptance and inclusion!

 

I will be sharing my Coloring Books: “Making Friends with Autism” and “Why Does Wyatt Do That?” PLUS previewing our new addition: MFWA “Awareness Every Month” Coloring Pages.  Which will be coming soon! Teaching Brain Awareness on the AutismHWY!

 

Debra Hosseini will be on hand with her fabulous book The Art of Autism: Shifting Perceptions. A visually stunning collection of Art created by 77 Artists on the Autism Spectrum. Hear about the Artists personal journey and see the inspiration of their work! Such an uplifting movement and most likely the largest collaboration of Spectrum Artists Internationally! Quite a mosaic of talent! Please come and be awed! All of you Artists out there on the spectrum: come out and meet a true champion for your cause! 

We are so proud to be joined by Joel Anderson! Artist, Advocate deluxe! Joel has many accomplishments and projects that never cease to slow down. He is on a mission to help Autistic children be understood and loved for who they are! He is an exceptional role model for all of us! Joel is available to speak publicly to any and all that need useful Awareness tools!! Schools, Communities and Families can all benefit from Joel’s good will and talent! Soon Joel will be traveling to Canada for a 3rd yr. in a row! In 2010 he became an ANCA Int’l Naturally Autistic People Award recipient for his excellence in Community Service. In 2011 he returned as a Host and Performer during the fantastic 3-day event. Next month he will return as an Ambassador for these excellent Awards joining the ranks of Temple Grandin! This young man has alot to offer the Autism Community you really won’t want to miss a chance to meet him and his creative business partner /Mom~Sandi!

Topping all of that will be Linda Gund Anderson sharing the literal mind of Autism and it’s “Unintentional Humor”!! In her hilarious book of the same name! Linda and her son Brent are Advocates and leaders in this positive movement ‘spectrum families’ are making! Working resource and information fairs, conferences and more criss-crossing across the entire country! Founder’s of the website www.celebrateautism.com Linda and Brent are a great team in our knowledge building efforts as we share our perspective from the AutismHWY!! See you  all this Saturday!

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