Remember the KISS method?

Never did like the ‘stupid’ part of the acronym, so came to this conclusion below

Keeping It System Simple™

Keeping it system simple as this new acronym implies – allows us to think in contexts which can keep our language, thoughts and interactive cognition in tact. Providing an uncluttered flow.

In recent blog posts, I have attempted to write simple sentences focusing on the point to be made for the reader to further evaluate and ponder; making simple systematic points, rather than a whole lot of words.

When thinking or discussing the Autistic Paradigm™ – a series of teachings produced by our company over the past twenty years, experiential exercises enabled the participants to learn through the Autistic Sense™ (the Autistic Sensory Experience) without a whole lot of verbal and therefore language cognition, thus applying the Autistic KISS™ method. Participants get to OWN their experience within their personal contextual system and become empowered as a result. Great for parents and their autistic offspring, alike!

Try applying this approach in your daily life for a 12 or 24 hour period and experience HOW your internal and external communications will change in perspective and delivery. Develop your own Autistic KISS™ methods.

Leonora Gregory-Collura, ©November 15, 2014-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

11 thoughts on “Autistic KISS™”

  1. This was to be the second part of my post:
    “Wishful Thinking”
    Narrator: (sitting in front of tv with remote in his hand)
    In today’s modern world, even watching one’s favorite program can be an exercise in complexity, yet some insist on saying things like “keep it simple, stupid,” or, in response to a complex social problem, “just say no!” (gets up, whacks side of tv) Ah, here we go.
    Scene: three people sitting in a waiting room, holding clipboards and one is also holding a newspaper with “job listings” on back.
    One: (looking at clipboard)
    “Look at all these names and dates! I can’t remember all that! And the questions- ‘describe the reason for each period of unemployment over the last two years.’
    Two: What about this one, ‘Do you have any disability that may affect your ability to work?’
    One: ‘Just say no’ remember?
    Three: (looking at job listings) Look at this, ‘Only happy smiling faces need apply.’ Well, that leaves me out!
    “interviewer” walks in
    The job faerie is here!
    Man walks in behind applicants wearing long robes and wings and laurels for a crown, carrying a large wand. As he steps behind each applicant he taps them on the back of the head with the wand, crying:
    Get a job! Just get a job!
    Back to narrator sitting in front of tv set.
    Narrator: (Shakes head, chuckling.) Ah, commercials. (gets up, walks behind tv.) Just a bit of wishful thinking from The Survivor Realm. So just do it! (pulls plug on tv) Okay, so just don’t do it!

    Bill Boutin is a former electronics technician who is also a writer, musician and songwriter, as well as an advocate for mental health. He also has Aspeger’s Syndrome, as do his two adult children. He has worked with the Second Step Players of Norwich Ct. a theatre troupe comprised of people with psychiatric disabilities, and has been working in Ohio since 1995 on a similar performing arts/community project called Creative Sanity, and is currently working with community leaders on a healing farm and recovery project known as “Open Gate.” He was nominated in 2011 for the Internationally Autistic Award for performing arts, again in 2014 for literary arts (writing).
    He has also been sharing his expertise and experience in writing and music with ANCA over the past few years. More recently his writing was published in the 3rd issue of Naturally Autistic magazine. Currently he is collaborating with ANCA Radio Show hosts as a special guest, and on Radio Drama with Host, Play write, actor Tim Pylypiuk.

  2. Submitted.
    “KISS”
    Here’s an article for you. People will say I’m only wanting money. That’s what it’s all about isn’t it?
    I want to be able to continue my advocacy, in promoting the positive value of supporting and helping people recover from mental illness, as they can be valuable and creative human beings who may have something to contribute to society.
    I want to be able to continue writing, and to promote my writing and my music as people have told me time and again that I’m good at it. Not to “toot my own horn” but that seems to be one of the few things I am still any good at.
    I want to be able to not be stuck in the house all the time, to be able to go somewhere and have something interesting to do sometimes, besides just walking downtown and looking at all the empty buildings I mean.
    There are other things I “want” in the sense that I’m lacking a lot of things that others take for granted.
    Although the nice thing about the Christmas season is that when my wife reads the paper, she reminds me of all the people who are even worse of so we should be grateful for what we do have.
    So I want to do things, for myself and for others, a lot of things which are beyond me right now so I’m frustrated.
    But it’s very unlikely that any of that is going to happen unless somewhere along the line, some money changes hands.
    Therefore, in order to Keep It Simply Stated, and to be “Just like everyone else” (though really I’m not):
    Yeah, I want money.
    “Early one morning in the middle of the night
    Two dead young men rose up to fight…”

    Bill Boutin 12/18/14

  3. Hi Bill,
    No offense taken – refreshing to hear from people like yourself and to also have submissions from you because the varied ways of writing is valuable to a host of readers on our website of all ages, from all walks of life experiences and with a varied styles of cognition. Thank-you and keep communicating here TY 🙂

  4. I thought I’d posted here before, maybe I didn’t but I don’t see it now. Anyway I apologize for not reading this more closely the first time, what I wrote was a “knee jerk” reaction to the “keep it simple” concept. I didn’t realize it was a system of yours. I realize a lot of people on the spectrum are not very verbal, I have the opposite problem as I am extremely verbal and tend to be verbose in my writing. I like to examine every aspect of an issue, so I see things as complex. Hope I didn’t offend anyone.

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