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Header image: Valerie Casella “For David Bowie Far Above My World Space Odyssey”

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  • Interested in information on funding my entrepreneurship endeavor as an older adult (see Integrated Methodology & Mentoring on LinkedIn). Particularly looking for hands-on help with website development and funding for other sources I have already encountered.

  • I am guardian of my sister who has autism and IDD. She loves to write and color with markers. Do you hold an annual competition? I would love to submit something of hers. She would be thrilled just to get notification that you had received it!
    Thanks

    • Our next contest will be a partnership with Mainly Mozart for music-based themes and abstract art. Look forward to your sister’s submission.

  • On September 25, 2018 my daughter Cecilia, which is 6 years old with Autism and has an IEP and is known to be a wanderer, left out the front doors of her school unnoticed and walked .7 of a mile home, to get home she had to cross a busy 4 lane Rd at 3:00 pm.

    It started with the teacher giving her a bathroom pass. After going to the bathroom she went towards the office instead of back to class. Mind you the office is walls are glass and they should have seen my daughter. She stood at the first set of doors for about 3 to 3 1/2 minutes turned around and looked as if she was going back towards class. But instead she turned around and went back to the doors, went out that set and stood at the second set of doors for about a minute. She then walked out that set and walked home. My husband was walking out of the house to pick her and our younger child from school and here she was walking up the sidewalk. My husband immediately went up to the school to find how she got out of the school unnoticed. The teacher gave a couple different excuses and really couldn’t tell us why she was forgotten and no one knew she was gone. She said she had another child going home and figured me and my husband picked her up, next she said I figured one of her therapist took her for one of her sessions, but did not verify where she was the 30 minutes she was not there. Then the principal said she could not understand how it could have happened but to look at the bigger picture “at least she made it home safe”. We know she made it home safe but how did she get out of the school when she went right past the office that anyone could have seen her walk out of. No one wants to help us make them accountable for their actions. My husband is an emotional wreck, we don’t have any money, and just seems no one cares. We put a safety plan in action with the school to where an adult is supposed to be with her in the halls, but that is not being followed. And they have put a bright colored belt on her for recess. We are not asking for money, we just want someone to be held accountable for what happened.

    This does not include what happened to another Autistic child in these schools!

    Below I have put a couple of links to show what is happening to our children here in Columbus City Schools!

    This is the video about our daughter!
    https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.10tv.com%2Farticle%2Fparents-furious-school-considering-changes-after-6-year-old-autism-slips-away-school%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1tKBDGXgob3WlxmEcgpFn1uIZrtm09XRTYVzwC2nRJd_3i81HnxdU-byw&h=AT2SBAc9GzNoiRIcjme-n2y6A8xyJBstwtmd_O9jTCXEZdkGrAxOZ-pqXzi8KP3bOS9TFiV4miHwmZVJxp_ugYe7RfZBgmwz2c2QlcUxgTUFOa07Fu7o2PWf0f7Id8IeaY6Xq32fK9MxwkW0gDA

    The second incident
    https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.10tv.com%2Farticle%2Fparents-calling-change-after-columbus-student-special-needs-misplaced%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1lt1IduENiK4BDOd8MhrtEGyXWaFR5swRnYvYF5snptf9SGvUbT4J_Lws&h=AT2SBAc9GzNoiRIcjme-n2y6A8xyJBstwtmd_O9jTCXEZdkGrAxOZ-pqXzi8KP3bOS9TFiV4miHwmZVJxp_ugYe7RfZBgmwz2c2QlcUxgTUFOa07Fu7o2PWf0f7Id8IeaY6Xq32fK9MxwkW0gDA

    If there is any way you could help or give us information you can e-mail me back it would much appreciated!
    Jamie

    Jamie

  • I am shocked – most of the categories and descriptions fit me… I am 35. Finally I think I understand my behavious, at home and at work. But what now? How do I make the best of it? Do I need to break it to my employer? (My work is hell…) And what do I do for my toddler? How do I make sure she possibly does not succumb to the hurt that we” feel”?

  • Hello!

    My name is Justine and I’m passionate about health and well-being, and have always advocated for a positive and healthy lifestyle that improves physical and mental wellness. I am now a part of Made by Hemp, a small Michigan-based company dedicated to helping others improve their well-being through quality CBD hemp oil supplements and products, and providing the education that people need to make informed choices.

    I work closely with our editorial team and I actively look for possible partners we hope to collaborate with. I came across your site the-art-of-autism.com and went through your articles, and I feel like our content is something both our audiences would appreciate. You can take a look at one of our articles here:

    10 Mental Health Habits to Try This 2019
    https://madebyhemp.com/10-mental-health-habits-to-try-this-2019/
    Gdoc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1erKLwbNKJXaoWx8-sntUZumL6wstVLfPR3oU-BaH_Pc/edit?usp=sharing

    I wanted to get in touch with you to see if we can work on a project that can help with the promotion of both of our sites. We could send you links to our articles, which we hope you could publish on your site, and in return, we could promote yours by sharing it with our Twitter subscribers. It can be a link to any of your articles or webpage, or an announcement or promotion that you would like to push.

    Please do let me know if you’re interested, and I’ll be happy to discuss it further with you. I believe this partnership will bring value to both our audiences.

    Thanks for your time and looking forward to hearing from you.

    Cheers,
    Justine

  • Hello,

    Hello There,

    I am a television producer working on a one hour documentary about creativity and autism. Would it be possible to speak with a member of the board through a private message?

    Is there an email or phone number I can contact?

    Many thanks,
    C

    Regards,

  • Hi,

    I entered a competition at Suffolk University, where we get to choose a non-profit to donate funds to. I selected yours, but the university are asking for a copy of you w-9, would it be possible for you to send that to me?

  • Hi, my name is Warren Woodhouse and I have Autism (ADHD, Asperger) and I also have other many complex genetic conditions too.

    I’m currently 29 years old and I love playing on video games, making music, playing on my guitar, writing posts on my blog, taking photos, making videos, making art, making GIFs and other stuff.

    My artwork is available at https://bit.ly/warrenart

    If you want, my videos are available at https://youtube.com/user/warrenwoodhouse

    I also create maps featuring locations from films, video games, tv shows, etc.

    I love all forms of craft.

  • Hi- I am an artist and educator living in Ventura County, CA. In a former life I was the southern New Mexico director of Very Special Arts, and ran hundreds of art programs and exhibits for people of different abilities and challenges- ages 17-adult. We held programs in painting, sculpting, printmaking, quilting, drama, and Ballet Folklorico bringing in professional artists, college age art, theatre, and education students, along side with members of the community to play, learn, and create together. I also created and ran the programs, wrote grants, found the volunteers and guest artists, and purchased supplies. Your wonderful program sounds so similar even though it targets those on the spectrum. In fact one of my current private students is a 17 year old boy with Autism, bringing happiness to both of us, and challenging me in a way I haven’t been for close to 30 years!
    Do you have any programs or volunteer opportunities in my area? (It’s Moorpark.) I’d love to be able to help in any way, as an artist, planner, or just about any other way you can think of- I just would prefer to not go further south than The Valley, or more northern than Ventura:) I was thrilled when my student’s mother mentioned your organization and have been wandering through your website and links for hours. I’d love to hear from someone to let me know what I can do! And congratulations on running such a lovely program!

  • Hello, I am contacting this site because I am part of a discord server for autism called teens with Autism official. We want to meet each other in person but a lot of the members do not have enough money to do this. I’m not sure if you can help with this, but if you can, please respond to this comment or join the server from disboard.

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