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Art + Autism = Artasm? Beyond Puzzle Pieces

3 Oct

This is definitely one of those events that makes me wish that I was back on my feet physically and financially so I could truck kid and me up to NYC.

ARS SPECTRA is four days of exploring “The Artistic Autistic”. Each day features art, discussions, workshops exploring four different “spectra” – visual, spiritual, performance, and advocacy.

Of course, all four areas are near and dear to my heart, as an adult with autism(Asperger’s), raising a child with autism (also Asperger’s) and as an artist.  I may not be a performer (I am more of a behind the scenes sort of a gal) but I do think many of us navigating the world of the neurotypical (or more neurotypical friendly than autism friendly/aware) are, in some ways, always on stage, always trying to remember our lines, always trying to be open to those little moments of magic where we are either able to be ourselves and use our improv skills or we have mastered the script enough to be accepted and are allowed the respect and space to show our true selves.

So cool.

Anyway, click here for more information, schedule, and tickets.

ARS SPECTRA@ The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art (View Venue)
138 Sullivan St.
New York, NY 10012
United States

Let me know if you check it out!

Cheers,

B

p.s.  The photo is not a part of ARS Spectra.  I just put it in this post because I don’t like posting without a photo.  It is by an artist with autism (me).

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ADDitudes…

14 Sep

It’s ADHD awareness week… (ADD is grouped in with ADD…Even for those of you that definitely lack the “H”)..

There are many, many fabulous resources in cyberspace covering many different aspects of ADHD…From many different angles…

One of the best jumping off points for info on living (as a person with it, or a person with ADHD kids, or spouse, etc) with it can be found at ADDitude

Another great resource is CHADD but for me ADDitude is much more anecdotal, accessible, and informative for my learning style and our family issues (all three of us have ADHD/ADD…You probably knew that about me just by reading my blog- even the non-ADD specific entries!)…    I do use any and all resources I can get my hot little hands on though…

Oh and ADDitude has some wonderful printables to help with organization/scheduling/practical stuff as well as fact/suggestion sheets on many topics within the scope of ADHD/ADD…

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