Messages from AWAF delegates, nominees & recipients

Yarmouth’s Josh to repeat ambassador role at World Autism Festival Joshua Cochrane from Yarmouth won first place in the youth performing arts category at the World Autism Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland last year. He will return as an ambassador for

What is an NPI?

Our kids may not be able to tell us verbally what is bothering them but their body language or behaviour can speak volumes if we listen to them. ~ Lori Stoughton, ANCA parent

A TRIBUTE to AUTISTIC INNOVATION

Whilst many look to the famous few – there is an underground movement of quiet, successful people on the autistic spectrum and their networks of non-autistic friends and business associates contributing to society, creating a better future for an integrated whole, for the long term.

Anthony’s Story

Surmounting obstacles that would defeat the lesser among us, Leonora has striven to understand and support knowledge shared by others, especially and uniquely within the autistic spectrum, and her drive toward the betterment of understanding and the attainment and provision of resources for the autistic community at large is unmatched.

I have never met another individual who can get the job done as Leonora can—hence my use of the word ‘unique’ so often in this review—and I know without any doubt that there is not a better Mom on all the Earth than Leonora, for her Anthony.

I stumbled across this testimonial quote and thought it quite appropriate as a segue to my first blog of 2011. The fact that an educator in the 1990′s when we first started out sharing our personal viewpoints and understanding or ourselves as autistic people, people first effected those whom we were teaching the autistic paradigm, from the inside out.