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UNITING Abilities!

Recently & appeared at California’s GREAT AMERICA Themepark. Disabilities Awareness Day! The weather was brilliant and the patrons were in a great mood to hear about DIVERSITY!  Wow~My kind of day! Getting out into the community to explain Autism to folks is something I was born to do…that much is now clear to me. Everyone that is attracted to my booth has an earful coming!! I love that San Fransisco’s main themepark is so cool to hold this event at this time of year. Awareness is something that must be carefully cultivated everyday, not just in April. So often when you are talking to people about Autism they assume you are seeking a donation. People were surprised that with and ANCA  that is just NOT the case.

We , along with many others aim to merge into mainstream America, Canada, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, New Zealand …and to any other region we can! COMMON UNDERSTANDING needs to be the rule…and the acception! Understanding Autism on useful levels will create the acceptance we desire. The more one examines a  “so-called disability”…the more one understands there own abilities or dis~abilities! WE ALL HAVE THEM!! It is funny how the word NORMAL just no-longer applies to life! To me it has become nothing more than a mundane description. I still love the quote from the Aspie”American Idol finalist.” “Different IS the new normal” Right on  target~ James Durbin. Being an Aspie from Santa Cruz California…he hits the BULLSEYE with that one!

I met another young man  from that neck of the woods Jake Dunbar. He was  manning the booth for the company he works for . It  was really impressive to see someone like him “getting it!” That we all need to be in service to others. A very thoughtful young person making a career supporting adults that need inclusion. This weekend he will  be working, helping his clients enjoy a day of watersports “Aquathon!” If more people realized that we all need to pool our resources this world would be a better place! The abled and not as abled hand in hand working together.What a powerful work force that will be! We will learn lots more about Abilites United later….

I see a future with companies harnessing  these differing abilities  of people, by pairing diverse workers together for one job! The Autistic mind joined with the Neuro-typical mind…talk about a kaleidoscope of ideas!! Just like the old adage claims…”TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE” I believe it with all that I am. If the United States wants to create jobs…here you go Washington D.C. we have a multi-minded work force just waiting to get to know each other.  Help us educate the world, unite us and put us to work!!

So, as I thought about the name of Jake’s employer…it occured to me. ” Uniting Abilities”~Exactly what we will be doing annually at our upcoming 2nd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL NATURALLY AUTISTIC PEOPLE AWARDS & CONVENTION! Uniting the talents, strengths and abilities of an amazing population of people. People that have been marginalized and treated as if they were on the side-lines of life. The world has wrongly assumed that they are not in the game. Our upcoming AWARDS & CONVENTION will show the world quite the contrary!! We are here we have ABILITIES … and we are proudly grouping together to celebrate this fact!! Learn about Autism and UNITE with us!!

The weekend of September 23rd, 24th and 25th there will be a huge cast of characters in Vancouver Canada dispelling  MYTHS!! Talents all over the map…FROM all over the map. It will be so amazing when the whole world is clued in!

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