Ladles of LOVE #AutismPositivity2015

We could all use a little positivity – even better, some every day! Here’s the pause that refreshes!

Autism Positivity Day Flash Blog

By Kelly Green

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For the 4th Autism Positivity Day Flash Blog you know what I am serving up.
Same bat time, same bat channel!!

Ladles of LOVE. Yes, big oversized spoons “ full of it.”

Nothing more comforting than a large helping of LOVE, in an “over sized spoon” A spoon that will refill with love and support for ALL Autistic people. All day, every day. Infinitely.

It’s what we all deserve. It is what we are ALL calling for, yearning for, working for. An every day world, full of: full on love. Where people look at each other through the eyes of acceptance. Without comparison. Knowing full well that each and every one of us has a special mission. Whatever that is, whatever that looks like and it is spectacularly beautiful no matter how it diverges from you and your subset of beauty.

There is no comparing humanity. It is all beautifully needed…

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13 Asperger’s and Autism Myths Debunked!

13 Asperger’s and Autism Myths Debunked!

Understanding Asperger’s and autism is the first step toward accepting. When we understand the abilities people with disabilities have, as well as the challenges they face, we can accept them as members of our human community. And a strong community built on mutual respect and understanding benefits all members. A teen offers his perspective on growing up with Asperger’s.

Glass Footsteps

Several people suggested to me awhile ago that I should make a post about this. I think it’s a pretty important topic and there certainly is no shortage of myths about Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome!

Myth no. 1Everyone with Asperger’s has savant abilities and a high IQ

While it is true that most people with Asperger’s are very skilled or knowledgeable in one or more specific areas, it is not true that everyone with Asperger’s has a really high IQ. It may be true that Asperger’s is more common in those with savant abilities but not visa-versa; there is as much variance in intelligence levels in people with Asperger’s as there are in the rest of society. Most people with Asperger’s will have an average or high average IQ. It is also worth noting that people with Asperger’s usually have an unusual intelligence profile. For example when I was given a…

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Thank You, Sir Nicholas Winton

He was known as the British Oskar Schindler.  Through is selfless courage, Sir Nicholas Winton saved the lives of 669 Jewish children on the night of the infamous Kristallnacht, via what became known as the Kindertransport.

Yet, like, Irena Sendler, he kept silent about his deeds.  Finally, an old episode of 60 Minutes aired an interview with Sir Winton.

Among the touching obituaries are these, one from the New York Times, and another from the BBC.

Thank you, Sir Nicholas Winton!