Isn’t that what we do with the things that mean the most to us? We honor them, remember them, imbed the imagery forever if we can. We MEMORIALIZE it. Document it. Showing our deepest regards for the nobility, strengths and ernest endeavors of the human spirit. So I find it fitting that this Memorial Weekend we are wrapping up the submissions and nominations for the Naturally Autistic People Awards. A group of talented and diverse people just waiting to document their strengths and talents for the world!
That documentation began last year on October 30th when the first Awards Event was held in Vancouver CANADA. These are the flags from last year’s participants! Add YOUR FLAG to this global stage! Thankyou to everyone at ANCA for starting this awesome tradition for the Autistic Community! http://www.naturallyautistic.com An amazing showcase of perspectives. Layers of talent unfolding. Tucked away for years while others looked elsewhere. Thank goodness that the time has come for these floodgates to open. The heart of the community is something to behold. A pureness this world has been lacking at times. As James Durbin ~the 4th place American Idol~ with Aspergers said recently, “Different is the new normal!”
Viva La Difference!! So this weekend as we Memorialize the strengths of generations that have forged the HWY’S before us…in order for us to have better lives. Think of the NEW Generation…the generation that will finally see the Autism Community as valid individuals with many talents, strengths and differences despite their challenges. Adding a rich new and exciting facet to the vibrant tapestry of this world. Ultimately insuring that the ASD Communities quality of life will improve in so many ways!
IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE …THAT’S PASSION, TALENT & LIFE’S WORK~SHOULD BE MEMORIALIZED…PLEASE SHARE/ DOWNLOAD THESE FORMS & RETURN POSTMARKED BY MAY 31ST!! (extended date)