Autimism: A Standing Ovation

Scroll down for our giveaway for iPad Mini, Nexus 7 tablet, gift cards and goodies. By Jodi Murphy All throughout elementary school my son, Jonathan, was an outlier. He wasn’t invited to birthday parties or included in many playdates. He was teased and was the target of some mean boys who picked up on his sensory issues and used them to taunt and bully him on the school playground. He struggled with school work especially when numbers were involved or lengthier reports were required. By the time he was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, we … [Read more...]

Autimism: Making a Difference

Scroll down for our giveaway for iPad Mini, Nexus 7 tablet, gift cards and goodies. By Danny Taylor-Smith  One thing in particular that I just can't stress enough, is that people with Asperger's Syndrome, just like everybody else, are human beings with faults and flaws. I finished school, I study Film and Television at University, and I even won a Western Australian Screen Academy Award for Best Secondary Film. What I tend to lack at times is motivation. Usually, most ordinary people turn to friends and family for inspiration, but when … [Read more...]

Autimism: Opening My Eyes to Autism

Scroll down for our giveaway for iPad Mini, Nexus 7 tablet, gift cards and goodies. By Gina Reed-Rivera When I first accepted the opportunity to write this article, I was humbled and knew exactly what I wanted to write about: Mindfulness in Autism. But as I found myself struggling with the topic, I realized that, for the first time in my life, I had true writer’s block. In my two decades as a professional writer, this had never happened. Yes, I’ve enjoyed procrastination (it’s our right as creatives, no?), but nothing that was this … [Read more...]

Autimism: Paying It Forward

Scroll down for our giveaway for iPad Mini, Nexus 7 tablet, gift cards and goodies. By Denise Lane D’Ecclessis Fourteen years ago, the only thing I knew about Autism was based on the movie Rainman. I was 27 years old with a 5 year old and my life was pretty perfect in my eyes, as I was about to have my second son, Vincent. My family felt so complete and I never saw the bomb that was about to be dropped. As my family noticed changes, we immediately had him checked, and pretty much overnight I had a diagnosis of Autism. I was hurt, angry, … [Read more...]

Autimism: The Little Things

Scroll down for our giveaway for iPad Mini, Nexus 7 tablet, gift cards and goodies. By Brooke Twine Parents of children with ASD often celebrate things that others find mundane. These are things that are typical of many children or things that just appear humdrum in day-to-day life. I am sure the first time these things happen most parents will cheer about it but for me, it is when non-frequent little things pop up between Mr. H and I, that I feel on top of the world. One day I was sitting on the couch and Mr. H came walk out with a … [Read more...]

Autimism: Blooming with Autism

Scroll down for our giveaway for iPad Mini, Nexus 7 tablet, gift cards and goodies. By Jodi Murphy Interview with Jodi Goldberg, Founder of Blooming with Autism I'm so happy to feature Blooming with Autism because this organization focuses on the positive side of autism which is what the 'Autimism' movement is all about. I caught up with founder, Jodi Goldberg, to find out more about her version of positive autism advocacy. Why did you start Blooming with Autism? I started Blooming with Autism because I felt and still feel that a … [Read more...]

Autimism: The Rosie Project
An Aspie Love Story

Scroll down for our giveaway for iPad Mini, Nexus 7 tablet, gift cards and goodies. By Jodi Murphy Interview with Graeme Simsion, Author of The Rosie Project  Where have I been? Clueless, yes. Out of touch, always. I passed by The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion in book stores drawn by the bright red cover and eye-catching graphics. I’ve scrolled by it in the Kindle Store in their best sellers’ category, but I had no idea that the protagonist, Don Tillman, has Asperger's Syndrome. I'm a voracious reader and I couldn’t find anything in … [Read more...]

Autimism: The Comic Book Cure

Scroll down for our giveaway for iPad Mini, Nexus 7 tablet, gift cards and goodies. By Dave Kot Some doctors, educators, family members, and other groups want to find a cure for autism. In fact, discovering how to prevent Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or “un-autism” people becomes a billion-dollar enterprise. ASD sparks new political campaigns, educational reforms, therapeutic interventions, and social media news like few other causes have. Therefore, some people may be surprised by our discovery: we found a cure. ...so we wrote a … [Read more...]

Autimism: Autism Through a Photographer’s Lens

Magical Beginnings with Autism "And Mommy & Conner live Happily Ever After but that's not the end... It's our Magical Beginning with Autism." "There are lots of me and only one of me. I am a happy me. I am a magical me. I am a blessed me." By Conner Cummings WEBSITE FACEBOOK **Conquer for Conner and Geek Club Books have produced Autimism: Positive for a Change, in joint effort with The Autism Society in tribute to Autism Awareness Month from April 1 through April 30. a Rafflecopter giveaway With a network of … [Read more...]

Autimism: Let Go of the Googled

Scroll down for our giveaway for iPad Mini, Nexus 7 tablet, gift cards and goodies. By Megan Amodeo Here's my advice to parents of children with autism. Most importantly, love your children in the moment. Individuals with autism change from minute to minute. Be present in each moment. Accept that life will have its challenges, but remember to reach for the stars. Never put limitations on yourself or your child. Ignore what you have read, heard, or Googled. Your child is unique. He or she has limitless gifts and talents, even if those … [Read more...]