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This is where we are heading! The wonderful on-line AUTISM COMMUNITY! Made up of Autistic Individuals, Parents, Aunts, Uncles, Brothers, Sisters, Cousins, Friends and Professionals!! A large loving up-lifting group!! To say the least!! Forever giving encouragement, hope and knowledge when possible! Truly remarkable the awareness that is being “incubated.” The mainstream has A LOT OF GROWTH planned for their futures!! We are all cultivating AWESOME AWARENESS Plans. Coming at you from the AutismHWY in EVERY DIRECTION!!
I will be introducing some FUN & KNOWLEDGEABLE Articles here on the AutismHWY blog. Today we have a most HELPFUL TOOL in that regard. Please take the time to read this fabulous document created by The GREAT GROUP at Rainbowland Autism Services in Australia!!
Thankyou Allison & Co. for this positive, informative look at ASD!!!
Click BELOW for ~Enlightenment!!
For More FUN & INFO… CLICK HERE as well !! http://www.rainbowlandautismservices.com/index.html
Tags: Allison Dix, ASD, Australia, autism awareness sheet, autism community, autismhwy, mainstream, rainbowland autism services
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It is so fitting that California’s Great America Theme Park is holding AUTISM AWARENESS DAY on this auspicious date! When I first heard about this it seemed like a cosmic alignment! Just like the amazing coincidence at the recent EMMY AWARDS!! The cosmic alignment that allowed Miss Temple Grandin to win 5 emmys for her life-story on her BIRTHDAY!! She really is an AWARENESS GIFT that keeps giving!!
Awareness is what we as ASD Families need to GIVE THE WORLD!! Everyone else is too busy with all of the world’s “other matters.” it is so EXCITING that AutismHWY.com is PARTNERING with this awesome AMUSEMENT PARK!! For Great America to plan an event in mid-September is BEAUTIFUL!! Too often people believe awareness is only for Awareness mo. in APRIL! When WE living on the SPECTRUM know that awareness does not stop on MAY DAY!!!
If it does than…HELP!! …MAY DAY !! & S.O.S.!! We need mass mainstream appeal here folks!! There are people out there that don’t even know who Temple Grandin IS ??! Please take the time to watch her AMAZING HBO MOVIE, if you do nothing else!!
So this is why I am SO IMPRESSED with Great America’s AUTISM AWARENESS DAY held on September 11th! Thinking outside of the box! It has been 9 yrs. since the fateful 911 event that rocked human spirits far and wide. An EYE-OPENER to diversity to say the least. A diversity that many were unaware of. People share so many different perceptions, and that gets lost in the shuffle of life!! The perception of AUTISM has been lost in the shuffle of the mainstream. FOR YEARS!! So many times people need something catastrophic or earth-shattering to become aware! How many times have we all noticed that!
AUTISM teaches an important lesson. Much like the events in 2001…You realize what is truly important and what is frivolity!! I say lets concentrate on useful knowledge. It’s about appreciating and learning from the differences we ALL share!
There are no two of us exactly alike. Sure, Noah paired ‘em off by species. But, are there 2 of a kind? Truly? I think not. Has anyone EVER had a spouse, child, sibling, dog, cat or even a horse with the same personality as another? We ALL have a little different experience in the way we process AWARENESS. Children can be taught about diversity while they are young and pliable. Adults not so much! and perceive our worlds.
So, I plan to read my Autism Awareness Books to children on 9~11 in Santa Clara. Hoping to engage their parents as well! The dialogue has to become mainstream! The United States loves to be considered a world leader. In the world of AUTISM we need to pick up the pace for that consideration!! Yes, GREAT STRIDES have been made in genetic discoveries and more. But AWARENESS just seems like a lead balloon sometimes!! GREAT AMERICA is setting a great precedent here! Opening GREAT dialogue on an important issue on a MOST IMPORTANT Day of Honor and Memory and Respect! AutismHWY.com is honored and delighted to be on our way to THIS Autism Awareness Day!!
Tags: 5 emmys, 9-11, amusement park, Autism, autism awareness day, autismhwy.com, californias great america, hbo movie, mainstream, santa clara, spactrum, Temple Grandin, twin towers
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We all need one from time to time! In AUTISM speak it is called “RE-DIRECTING the energy”…lol Well, we ALL do it. Sometimes we go down the garden path, get lost, stumble… and PERHAPS we fall. The best of us get back up and re-direct our energy in a more productive and positive fashion MARCHING- ON. That has always been my philosophy. It keeps me sane. In this world of Autism. Like the salmon that swim up stream…We ASD Families know how to march on …if we know nothing else. INSTINCT for survival.
In a world with so many variables. Variables within your mind and your child’s mind. Walking the neuro-typical tightrope! It is a tricky task. Walking that tightrope in your mind. How does my child feel and think here? How does that compare to the way I think and feel here? It can be very complex at times. However that being said there is a lot of CLARITY that autism brings to our Neuro-typical mind. Clarity about what is truly important!
That is so much a lesson EVERYONE should learn! What truly is important in this world and our “so-called lives!” I will tell you one thing I know. It is not important to know everything about Lindsey Lohan’s sad state of affairs. Yet, if I turn my T.V. on that’s what I hear about!! REALLY? That is DUMBFOUNDING to me! (Perfect word) Perhaps the rise in AUTISM is precisely here to counter THAT NONSENSE! People have become so obsessed with social B.S. it is ridiculous. The time, money and energy spent on inconsequential stuff is staggering. In the grand scheme of things how does that info help anyone with their day!?
I guess it makes people feel better about their state of affairs? That they are “smarter” than Lindsey Lohan?? C’mon people that is not a great milestone to compare yourselves to. This instinctual comparing and gossiping…where does it come from?? Why do others “suffer” from it so much more than others?? I have been a very social person my whole life! I have never been accused of being “shy.” However, the longer I live ~added with my 8 yrs. of learning about my son and his place on the spectrum…HAS CHANGED ME!!
I still talk a lot (probably way too much) but, in my mind I am a different woman. I now see the importance of NOT obsessing on the little nuances. The petty social conundrums people create. In the grand scheme of an ASD lifestyle you just don’t have time for that “NOISE.” Really that is all it is to me at this point. Oh I used to be right in there…Oh isn’t so and so dating so and so …and didn’t she steal him from so and so?? Blah Blah Blah. It is amazing to me the time U.S. media spends on rubbish!!
OK I am delusional to think people will stop worrying about Lindsey Lohan and concern themselves with ASD issues. I’m just saying it will nourish your soul, your train of thought, your mind’s eye…all of the above. As opposed to a heaping pile of nasty information about an entitled, selfish, ignorant ex-starlet! Enlightening yourselves about the mind and its inner-workings can be fascinating. So much more so than who is in the cell directly next to STUPIDITY?!!
Tags: ASD, Autism, gossip, kelly and wyatt green, lindsey lohan, mainstream, media, neuro-typical, salmon, social obsession, tightrope
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