SPECIAL Premiere SPRING ISSUE Now Available Online
Naturally Autistic, Spring 2015 Issue By Diana Gibbons April 24, 2015 Leonora Gregory-Collura, co-founder of ‘Naturally Autistic’, graciously sent me a copy of the Spring 2015, Naturally Autistic magazine, for doing an Autism Acceptance ‘Light it Up Gold, Splat Challenge’. I was drawn into all the articles and felt like our life with my son Christopher had been tapped into as one of the sources for the magazine. I loved the welcome by Leonora. Her story of having a strong mother, Jerrya Gregory, who influenced her decisions in life and gave her confidence, values , and support. This reflected back to exactly how I felt loved and nurtured by my own mother. I marvelled at the article ‘Exemplary parents – Exemplary Children’. I could not put down the magazine upon learning how hard both the Harrington family and Williams family worked to bring their sons, to the ANCA International Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. The description of how both boys had such similar interests and personalities and connected immediately was heartfelt. I was blown away by all the comments on the Thank you page but was particularly struck by Ciara Cassidy’s dancing experience and the dedication it took, at the tender age of 14. Also, Cyndy Cassidy’s reflection: “In the end – Was it about ANCA? Or was it about me”? was thought provoking. I was so happy for Jeremy Samson, winning his version of the Academy Award for Entrepreneur I read Denis O’Connor’s humble experience of being on the panel of Judges for ANCA 2014. I was touched by his comment,’ I have taken away that talent is innate in every human experience and that it must be nurtured’. Co-founder, Charlie Collura’s article about Rod Morris and his life not knowing he was on the spectrum until he was 31. I love that all that Mr. Morris has done, including writing the book , ‘ Asperger’s for Professionals’, was not in spite of his Autism but because of it! The Fire Engine story is my very favorite because, I too, stood outside the grocery store with my son, putting quarter after quarter in the slot for the Firetruck ride for it to go in circles with the sounds and the lights going, for Christopher to watch, but not wanting to get on. ‘Not Just Picky’ rang so true with me. My son was the pickiest of picky eaters, and Chris could have so benefited from Jean Nichol’s ‘Eating Game’. Overall, I am very impressed with the ‘On Purpose’ edition of ‘Naturally Autistic’. The magazine covers so many facets of the lives of Autistic people and their families and how we are all connected. What a lovely gift I received from Leonora.
A WHOLE NEW LOOK for our brand new seasonal magazine issues:
Some sample pages in our upcoming Premiere Spring Issue to be launched April 2nd, 2015:
Our Upcoming premiere SPRING Issue will feature an article about Chewigem UK – seen here Canadian delegate Ella and British Chewigem partner Lorraine Scott Young http://chewigem.co.uk/ Click above to order your magazine at special offer price now
We are thrilled to announce another company we are featuring in our upcoming Premiere SPRING Issue of our magazine: The Eating Game with founder & entrepreneur Jean Nicol from Nova Scotia Canada. Photos of her products with 2014 delegates from Ukraine, UK, Australia, USA and Canada:
along with a number of writers/contributors in the magazine in the hope for the future to employ many more people on the Autistic Spectrum in the areas of writing, substantive editing, layout and photography, sales and advertising.
Excellent content coming in this issue, Rod Morris MA will discuss the arts and science in relationship to academia and AS; Chewigem UK will share how their company developed toward an autistic consumers market as a natural outcome of their initial product designed for babies not special needs or autism, parents and children will share why their journey of being on the autistic spectrum has been exemplary in all manner of their experiences and the ingredients toward a positive life, recipients and nominees share their passion, talent, focus in life and more importantly how they continue to contribute to society locally, nationally and internationally in and around the world! This magazine covers 23 countries in our outreach.