Autism – in word only
I have recently found out that most people actually do not know what autism is… yes, they know the word but not really who we are and what our community is all about – this was an outcome from speaking with many diverse business groups at our Kick-Off April 2nd, 2015
Let’s start by discussing ‘What is autism and what is Autistic People… difference please?
Yes, there is a difference: autism is ‘as if’ the autistic individual carries it, has it, like it may even be catching it…. etc….
Being Autistic or being a part of the Autistic Community demonstrates we are visible and are part of a culture, a growing culture online, not so much in the physical realm, YET!
How ANCA is changing this: by hosting the annual ANCA World Autism Festival, we are making the Autistic Culture, the Autistic People VISIBLE. VISIBLE through the delegation representation from 25 countries, VISIBLE through the Opening Ceremony production & Awards Ceremony production, nominations, workshop and keynote presentations provided by the Autistic Community and in partnership with mainstream communities.
Feel free to contribute your thoughts on this subject by posting comments below, thank-you. Leonora Gregory-Collura, ©March 12, 2015-all rights reserved ~ Co-founder of the ANCA® Trademarked organizations and president of the International Naturally Autistic® People Awards and the, ANCA® World Autism Festival™, publisher for Naturally Autistic® magazine