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Does it, really ? Apparently to some more than others. I love words.  Delighting in wordplay I love to juggle and barb, dart and twist to my little hearts desire. So I am always puzzled when I see some take words to heart. So very literally often times taking offense. That is where we are at as a culture. To me that says it all. INTERPRETATION and TRANSLATION> We always get lost in it. (?)  FINALLY. Autism is here to point that out , define it and tune the world in~ into a spectrum of ways to see things in another hue.

” We do not need to re-invent the wheel.” ~ “We need to teach people to harness their systems.” says Leonora Gregory Collura.  I so, love her mentality!  Her language. Being an Autistic woman she KNOWS of what she speaks. As she teaches the paradigm from the inside out. She has a way of engaging you with her WORDS and her deep knowledge of how the Autistic system operates, variates , evolves and  grows.  As ‘ Leonora Speaks’ …she has much to teach us all.  It is so exciting to see her use of the english language orchestrating history. A new history and way for Autistic People that has been a long time coming. WORD !

A day longed for by many.  When we are understood, accepted and most importantly utilized in the market place. For far too long this language that is debated has defined people.  Autistic Person, Person with Autism, Dis-abled, handi-capped, special needs, low functioning / high functioning and the list goes on.  How about this~~>  We ALL function on different levels  HIGH, MEDIUM & LOW-using whatever cylinders are firing at the time lol! A completely  true statement for those of you being honest.  Words that describe are just that…WORDS. Letting words hurt and change your mood or cause a fight is so unnecessary. People don’t always know the RIGHT WORDS to say when it comes to ‘differences’. The majority of folks can be terribly awkward and uncomfortable…damn near anything could pop out of their mouths! 

With that in mind I submit we call a ‘grace period’ on  the language.  Do not let a word someone may use to describe a person’s “uniqueness” offend you. As we define the future with awareness to the masses ; concerning the reality of Autism and the people living with it. We need to cut people a break while talking about and teaching our issues as low functioning/ high functioning …special needs PEOPLE!!!  lol~ Tomato…Tom-AUT-o!! Let’s just get the world aware!  Try not to  let language become sticks and stones. 

 We are all here in the same boat don’t let WORDS, rock it. Share the paddles, pool the resources…bridge all of the gaps. This is the mentality we are operating under as we gain momentum for our Fall International Naturally Autistic People  Awards & Convention.  Working together we all have talents to share ~here and NOW. Not waiting for research to find a cure or  by building new complexes for production of ’Autism wheel’ creation. Let the ‘Big guy’ do the research because they have the dollars marching in. The rest of us need to concentrate on teaching useful information and creating comfortable ways for all people to exist and thrive.

Creating venues and jobs for the Autistic population is where commerce needs to head. We have a stimulus package just waiting to be unwrapped!! Jobs;  mentoring,  teaching skills,  coaching employment and  growing self esteem. Seems like a big production to me…worth millions.

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Autistic People, People First ANCA Radio!! Feb.Series: All in the FAMILY!

NEW – AUTISTIC PEOPLE, PEOPLE FIRST™ – Naturally Autistic® ANCA® Radio Shows Call in # 1-760-825-0903

February 2011 Radio Series “All in the family”

Sunday, February 6th, 2011 ~  “In Conversation” with special guests: Leonora Gregory-Collura and Charlie Collura from Canada, the founders of AWARD WINNING “Naturally Autistic ANCA” organizations, international Autistic People AWARDS, Naturally Autistic international magazine and APAC Global goes local awareness events. Click the links to learn more about their 16 years of service to the autistic community and more about the February line up of shows - **VIEW PROMO video.

Leonora and Charlie will speak about the history of autistic people in society, how things have changed over the decades and how autistic people, themselves are beginning to emerge as critical voices in creating their own Global Community. The fear and anxiety of not fitting in is starting to dissipate as the social media communities grow and expand focusing on what the “autistic mind” can do, rather than what we cannot do.

Sunday, February 13th, 2011 ~  “In Discussion” with special guests: Leonora Gregory-Collura and Charlie Collura will discuss with a group of autistic adults from Canada, the U.K., Australia and the U.S.A. who are regular folks in the world with extraordinary experiences – about what it was and is like growing up as an autistic person, going through education, finding work – a career, making friends, developing relationships, having a family and raising children. **Discussion group of adults to be announced the week prior to airing the show.

Sunday, February 20th, 2011 ~  “All in the family” with special guests: Author, consultant and motivational speaker and father of three, Brian R. King and his wife Cathy King. The first two shows in February culminate with the second two shows, speaking directly to autistic people who are raising their own autistic family.

Sunday, February 27th, 2011 ~  “All in the family” with special guests: Author, artist, wife and mother of two, Jan Beaver Coad. The first two shows in February culminate with the second two shows, speaking directly to autistic people who are raising their own autistic family.

Wishing you all the best for a very prosperous and successful 2011!!!

Leo Gregory/Creator

Naturally Autisitic® ANCA® directors. Leonora Gregory-Collura and Charlie Collura
Tune in here EVERY Sunday 12:00 NOON Pacific!!

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