Bryce

As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

Follow my blog as I share my life with you and my experiences as a person who loves someone with autism.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

AutismHWY.com

AutismHWY.com: This informative friendship network is a place online where people on the autism spectrum and their family and friends can connect to similar individuals and their support systems. Communication and connection are really important aspects to anyone who feels like they are the only one. AutismHWY.com was inspired by love and promotes friendship through common understanding. Join free and be part of an ever growing online community of friendship and connection! AutismHWY.com, provides a safe place where you are accepted, where you are not alone.

When we see something promising, or someone promoting autism in a positive way, we just really want to be a part of it and try to help in anyway because we feel that we are all on this journey together. We asked Kelly Green, the creator of this network and online community, if she could give us a more in depth look into AutismHWY.com.

AutismHWY.com

Here’s the interview:

Tell us about AutismHWY.com.

AutismHWY.com is a place of celebration to enjoy our differences and learn through our similarities. I have found in my years navigating the spectrum... [Autism Spectrum Disorder] that all of the best info comes from other families. The people living Autism 24/7. These are the people that are the future. We need platforms and venues for understanding and ‘JUST BEING’!

My hopes for AutismHWY.com is simple. The many layers of family and support that surround one individual with autism can be immense. I wanted an environment that was playful and uplifting for us all to make the connections we seek. NT[Neurotypical]+ASD[Autism Spectrum Disorder] equals a better BRAIN! I want kids and adults working on their typing and friendship skills through the keyboard! I want to see AS [aspergers] siblings meeting other siblings, etc... Grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, cousins... friends, professionals etc...We are very passionate about our issues and want to team up with others. Once we are all working together with Autistic adults we will put systems in place to assure ourselves that our kids will be understood when we are no longer here to translate for them... PLUS we just want to have fun somewhere COOL~~All for US!!

Who should join the AutismHWY.com community?

... Autistic PEOPLE & Every ONE should join AutismHWY.com! All of the extended family members etc... just mentioned in my previous answer. Friends, professionals, etc~~Sooner or later everyone will have an autist [person with autism] in their family! The more people learn about each other the more comfortable we all will be!

Join AutismHWY.com

What inspired/motivated you to create this website?

I had an amazing epiphany 2 years ago almost to this day. My brother was gravely ill and during a prayer for his life... I was struck with a message. A message to write kids books describing Autism to children. I immediately was able to write 3 books. I titled them “Why does Wyatt Do That?”... “Making friends with Autism”, a very amazing experience for a non church-going, believer. The more I rolled the phrase, “Making Friends with Autism”, around in my head... I wondered where was a fun light-hearted playful website for families on the spectrum?? Funny thing, I had never even been on line so I didn’t know of any sites... just that no one had ever appealed to me... all the sites I did see were overwhelming and made me feel icky... TMI [too much information] sometimes... ya know? Post script, my brother died on April 15th, 2009... but I was able to tell him about my books... and he gave me a knowing look... so I feel my brother is so deeply a phoenix rising in these projects. It was so spontaneous...

Is their anything else you’d like to add?

I’d like to add that AutismHWY.com is brand new and please be patient while we are working on getting all the glitches worked out and resources filled in. Encourage all of your networks to log in relax and hang your hat! We are looking forward to everyone helping drive the Autistic Communities future into POSITIVE LANES!!

Together we can help the world relate to us and create comfort for both “Brain-styles”.

Thank you BubblesMakeHimSmile.com, we love your sponsorship and support of our endeavors!! We very much look forward to all of your informative future blogs.

We are inspired by AutismHWY.com on so many levels and how they are creating bridges for the autism community, family, friends, and professional services. We admire Kelly’s dedication and spirit and branding AutismHWY.com as a place where one can just be themselves.

I’d like to thank Kelly for taking the time to answer our questions, and we wish her nothing but success! For more information about AutismHWY.com please visit their website and join the community today!

Kelly also promotes autism awareness in art throughout her community painting on local vendors windows and creating autism awareness logos. She also hits the radio waves every Friday in a segment called AUTISMHWY-Fridays with Kelly Green on Blog Talk Radio’s Autistic People, People First Online Radio Show by Autistic People. So tune into that on Fridays at 12:00pm PST! You can also follow along Kelly’s journey as she shares her stories in her blog.

Thanks for reading,
Tanaya

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