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Autism Awareness Month to the 2nd POWER!

It seems like it was just April last week! Enjoying an awesome Awareness month here in Southern California at our 2nd Annual Chalk-Art Festival. We had  a fantastic turn-out of artists and admirers. We were also graced by Mayor Kevin Stapleton of Covina as ANCA Naturally Autistic People Award recipient and Ambassador Joel Anderson presented  Exceptional Minds their 2011 ANCA Naturally Autistic People Award  that they were unable to collect in person last fall!! VIDEO HERE:

Now, October is here and the month will be full of wonderful energy to be sure with the 3rd Annual ANCA Naturally Autistic People Awards fast approaching! I am an American but, as of last year’s amazing Awards Event weekend I have accepted Canada as my second home. So, in my ’2nd home’ October is denoted as Autism Awareness month. Fantastic, I will take 2 then~ 1 in April and 1 in October! We celebrate Autism Awareness and ACCEPTANCE every month here on the AutismHWY but we are thrilled to honor October with our Canadian friends and so many others in the ‘Global Autistic Community!!’  The more the merrier.

This Awareness month will be exceptional because ANCA Naturally Autistic’s 3rd Annual Awards weekend festival will be held in Mapleridge, BC Canada  October 19th-21st! Growing by leaps and bounds the momentum of this event is contagious!! Each year from it’s inception has been more amazing then the next. With every event that passes…more and more Autistic people realize that they can and will be recognized for their talents and labors. It’s an undeniable positive force!

Please do all that you can to support and inform others about this 2nd Awareness month…done right by our Canadian friends!! Thankyou ANCA!!

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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 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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