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Artist and Author, Larry Bissonnette, is a recipient of the 2022 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. Larry is also a disability rights advocate and has exhibited his art and ideas all over the world for the last 25 years. Many congratulations to Larry!
What better than a young reader authored and illustrated by an autistic middle school teacher? “See ME: The Invisible Autistic Boy” is a recreated true tale about an autistic boy who felt invisible. A peer’s acknowledgement then changed everything, inside and out! This inspirational and entertaining tale by David Petrovic enlightens children about a power they all possess: the power to make a difference. It also encourages embracement of differences—in others AND self—while simultaneously educating about autism. A bonus section of puzzles and activities reinforces important concepts. This book is important for all children, special needs or not.
If you plan to travel by plane this summer, check out The Arc’s Wings for Autism®/Wings for All® (Wings) program. It offers information, education, and support for individuals, families, and aviation professionals regarding disability and air travel.
There may be an upcoming event near you.
Airports and airplanes can cause anxiety for people with autism.
If you have questions about whether or not the internet is a safe place for autistics, read Internet Safety Guide for People With Autism Spectrum Disorder, developed by WizCase, a provider of tech advice. Check it out here.
AANE College Panels with College Professionals and Autistic College Grads
July 13, 2022, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm ET: College Consultants and Directors of Student Services Explain What Autistic Individuals Need to Know About College
July 20, 2022, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm ET: Autistic College Graduates Share Their Journey and Secrets for Success
New book release!
Want to learn how to become a social ninja? Check out Jeffrey Jessum's newest book: Social Detective Academy: How to Become a Social Detective and Solve Social Mysteries Like a Pro. Get your copy here.
Author and national speaker, Kerry Magro, just published Autistics on Autism: Stories You Need to Hear About What Helped Them While Growing Up and Pursuing Their Dreams.
This best seller is now available here.
We hope you enjoyed OCALICON 2022 as much as we did!
Our session, Autism Moving Forward: Unexpected Lessons From a Weird Year, went great! It's always an exciting experience to present at a prestigious conference like OCALICON.
In case you missed it, you can download our presentation slides and our handout here: