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Kissing 2016 Goodbye!

Mwah!giraffe love misha and baby


will be remembered as a very challenging and unpredictable year for ALL of US! It is so indicative of the fully-connected world we now live in. Information literally barraging us from every country creating more sifting and sorting than ever to be done. In a world bombarded by information (some of it very bad, some of it inaccurate and some of it actually FALSE!) Just know that your best information will actually come from …YOU! You and those you love and trust. AutismHWY urges you to be the best source of your You-niverse in 2017. Resolve to always follow your gut, trust your instincts and find your purpose. Align with people that follow those purposeful aspirations and breathe them to life!  Look inward then outward, care about yourself, care about others and transform your universe! If 2016 teaches us nothing else… it teaches us we live in a universe redefining itself. Let’s work together to define an amazing galaxy of embracement for Autistic people.


photo by Silke Heyer

photo by Silke Heyer

Our sixth year on the AutismHWY… talking and chalking Autism with friends saw many changes.


~In January friends were exploited by a website claiming to “champion” Autistic people. The Mighty is not so Mighty afterall. …#Cripthemighty


~We created our 5th coloring book filled with awesome Autistic Friends!


~Questioning authenticity became a matter of concern in the spring of this year. Exploitation sadly comes in many forms.


~Our 6th annual AutismHWY Chalk Festival event was RAINED OUT and re scheduled for the following weekend. Turning out superbly!



~Later that month we RE~CONNECTED with the amazing folks at ANCA Naturally Autistic!

WoW their Autism Documentary is excellent!



~On father’s day weekend we chalked at the worlds largest Chalk festival for our 4th year in a row! We CONNECTED Pasadena with Autistic people again!


~Our summertime chalking habit continued in Carpinteria for our 6th year! Always making us happy!


~In Ventura we were COOL CATS this year. Our 3rd charming time chalking the harbor!


~Our greatest pleasure in 2016 was by far our 2nd trip to the ANCA Naturally Autistic People Awards, Trade Show and World Autism Festival in beautiful Vancouver Canada. The talent, connection and friendship run deep launching dreams and careers. An amazing destination for Autistic people and those that love them! Love to OUR ANCA FAMILY 2016 and beyond!


~Autism Speaks seated 2 Autistic board members and removed the word CURE from their mission statement. Something remarkable in 2016. Hurray.


~We reached out to Melania Trump in support of her effort to urge change in communication. A kinder, clearer way to communicate in this world is needed! We agree Melania T.!



What does the HWY hold for us in 2017? No telling…

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We just know that when we ALL stand strong in our self love, self knowledge and self worth our collective futures will be bigger and better than we can ever imagine.

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Chalking What WE Believe!

At we don’t just walk the walk or talk the talk we also chalk the chalk! We CHALK what we believe IN......

The AutismHWY we roll on is chalked UP with street art for diversity. Calling attention to artful texts that need viewing in a mainstream festival environment. Enlightening dismal societal Autism views that have darkened the last century for Autistic people and those of us that love them.


Turning on bright lights and Autistic thought bubbles for people is exactly what we are ALL about!

Our mission is most important and our idea of a good time! It is also precisely why we have created and annually produce the Chalk Festival in Downtown Covina California! A festival for Autistic people, partnering with them and centering everything around their comfort, rights and needs!  #ChalkOn !

This will be the 4th time participating as a street Artist for Autistic rights chalking at the LARGEST CHALK FESTIVAL on the planet! The Pasadena Chalk Festival which falls on Father’s Day weekend each and every year for the last 23 years here in the heART of our San Gabriel Valley!
2013 was my first year joining all of the amazing talent that congregates at this spectacular event. My designs have always consisted of; spectral colors fitted together like paint draping our brains in a colorfully neurodiverse learning curve!

I chalk what I believe in and I believe in Autistic people.
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They are and have been valid world citizens on this planet from the beginning of time. That was really spelled out for the world last summer when the best selling book ‘NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity’ written by Steve Silberman hit the streets. I believe in this book so much…I laid it right down for all to see…



This year’s Pasadena chalking event is this weekend and once again I will be chalking up what I believe IN. I will be replicating The Movie Poster for the amazing NEW Documentary ‘Connected: A Film About Autistic People’ produced by Charlie and Leonora Collura directed by Sonia Suvagau. I had the pleasure of attending it’s screening at the Life Fest Film Festival in Los Angeles at the end of April. I was completely wowed and reviewed the film here Such love, light and reality. Something that is all too often very hard to find in the Autism industry. As we have repeatedly told our readers: Easy to find when you go to the source…Autistic people, of course!

Just last week the documentary was screened at the Hoboken International Film Festival in New York and was among the 4 nominees for Best documentary film of the entire Festival!! I could not be more excited to be chalking my spin on this beautiful Movie Poster. A film full of amazing vignettes that don’t just ‘scratch the surface.’ This film is built upon thousands of hours of work and the deep layered connections that are indeed like a fine painting. Decades of connections built by Autistic people for their grid on their infra structure at their speed. It is perfectly and ‘Naturally Autistic’ as the name states. Let’s hope my ART can do that, JUSTICE!


No posing or pretending to be anything but simply and wonderfully themselves…presented stunningly as they are. BRAVO to ANCA Naturally Autistic, to the entire team of amazing people on screen and behind the scenes. I only hope my chalk rendition of your masterpiece honors you ALL. xo

STAY TUNED for photos to follow…

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