A talented man with autism sings the Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition” with a profound talent. Martin has troubles with communication and the music acts as an outlet to express himself. Music is one of his most favored interest.
Conor and Peyton are literally attached at the hip. For the first time ever, this school district is allowing an autism service puppy, Peyton, who is specifically trained to help Conor through the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). The service poodle helps to create social interaction and helps to calm Conor which prevents or mitigates melt downs resulting from things like sensory overload.
The last seven years have not been easy for Conor, but thanks to Peyton he is more able to cope and seems comfortable and content at school, according to Caroline Kelner, a life skills teacher. It’s also worthwhile to note that as a result of this project, time was set aside to inform all students about service dogs and autism.
Check out this flash mob dance for autism at the Whitgift shopping center in Croydon Town Centre during autism awareness month. Anna Kennedy’s charity organized the event with her online team in collaboration with Nuffield Health Club in Croydon. Complete with a stand to promote autism awareness the event was an amazing success. They begin spontaneously to dance a well-rehearsed performance choreographed and taught by Hannah Maxwell, surprising customers of the Whitgift mall.
Lance was a man who feared leaving his own home, but he began a journey no one believed was possible. He has now travelled over 25,000 miles in his life-long passion for beer breweries. He has been embraced by presidents and CEOs in America’s beer brewing industry for his passion for their art and to raise awareness of autism. Lance has a photographic memory and a passion for beer brewing, and has for years wanted to visit breweries to write a book. He keeps a growing collection of beer cans cataloged carefully, from all of the brewery brands that he can get his hands on. Some call him the “Rain Man of Beer”.
Lance’s message of hope has reached more than 2.5 million people. He overcame anxiety and showed real courage as he visited the breweries on his journey, remarking, “Your dreams can come true with positive thinking.” Jean Rice-Watson, Lance’s mom, comments, “I’ve been waiting for thirty years, for him to go on to do this.” Aaron Rice, Lance’s Nephew, made it his mission to make the nation-wide venture possible.
When Lance was initially diagnosed in the 60’s, Autism was much less understood, and he was considered simply intellectually-cognitively disabled and wasn’t expected to amount to much. Lance’s story is a miracle 50-years in the making.
The Autism Council of Utah (ACU) put together a video of children with autism singing along to “Roar” by Katy Perry to raise awareness of autism. This uplifting piece is a beautiful inspiration.
This is a hilarious video comedy about one self-advocates experiences having an autism service dog. As a person with autism witting this post I can say the act is very humorous. Others with autism tend to think it is entertaining and funny as well. Sometimes peoples remarks are based upon such extreme sterotypes and assumptions. Finding ways to create humor out of these things takes talent.
Temple Grandin has a PHD in Animal Science and is also a professor at the Colorado State University. As a best selling author and a world renowned autism advocate who also has autism she crafts amazing lectures inciting understandings of autism. In this lecture Temple Grandin explains visual thinking styles in autism.
According to Spencer Timme, it’s incredible having Mitchel as a brother. Every case of autism is different, some more severe than others, and not every person with autism is like Mitchel, who is fortunate to have a very good relationship with his younger brother, as seen in this video.
From Spencer Timme:
“If any of you want to contact me or have any questions feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org I want to hear your stories about knowing someone with autism!”