All humans, ALL humans, have combinations of around 4-6 of these 16 personality traits.
All humans process information differently among these very different learning and information processing styles
… so what about the myth of neuro typicality? Read the rest of this entry »
The Gadoodlborger is a term that became familiar in my book Somebody Somewhere. It denoted a person who could translate different ‘normalities’, a ‘bridgekeeper’ between different worlds. It was the highest compliment I could pay to those who understood instinctually there was no one ‘normality’ and the inherent equality in difference – what it was to be naturally and truly diversity friendly. Read the rest of this entry »
I do not feel I AM these things, they are not ME, they walk alongside of me, often as parts of my autism, and whilst I AM autistic, just as I AM immune deficient, and I AM mildly learning disabled, Autism is not the sum total of who I am, it does not define my entire being or personhood, even if my personality traits are achetypally relatively ‘autistic’, I remain a person WITH autism… someone who HAS autism and, ok, IS autistic. The rest is war mongering militant separatist fascist crudola
- says Groucho
“PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON’T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER”. Read the rest of this entry »
This December marks two years in remission from breast cancer and my subsequent retirement… which was not due to the cancer but due to peripheral polyneuropathy making life progressively ‘interesting‘ ever since chemo. Life itself, however, is still well worth celebrating. And to celebrate (and to help me raise money to pay off my own Christmas/birthday present of a $4000 VPAP machine for my Central Apnea I’m having a 2013 Christmas Art Sale. Hoping some of you may seize the opportunity to snap up an art bargain. Read the rest of this entry »
The first of four books in Donna’s autie-biographical series, Nobody Nowhere is disturbing, eloquent and ticklishly funny. It is an account of a soul of someone who lived the word ‘autism‘ and survived in an unsympathetic environments despite intense inner chaos and incomprehension. Born into a 1960s family with more challenges than she has, Donna starts out as a two year old diagnosed as psychotic at age 2, and grows up treated as mad, backward and disturbed. Gaining functional speech by late childhood, Donna leaves home by 8 years old and is homeless by her teens in a world that can no more understand her than she can them. Nobody Nowhere is an epic story of survival against all odds. An international number one bestseller, with 15 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List and published in 20 languages throughout the world, Nobody Nowhere is now also soon to become a Hollywood cinema release film. Read the rest of this entry »
Exposure Anxiety is an ‘Invisible Cage’ that challenges the person to either side with it and identify self with their own compulsive self protection responses. It results in compulsive and involuntary avoidance, diversion and retaliation responses. In its different modes it can be easily confused with Oppositional Defiance Disorder, prompt dependency, Dependent Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder or presenting like ADHD. Read the rest of this entry »
Baloombawop, is an illustrated 51 page off the wall hilarious adventure story by Donna Williams told in Dr Seuss/Roald Dahl/ Lewis Carrol like rhyme from start to finish. It was written and performed as a children’s rock musical by Donna and The Aspinauts throughout 2009 and captivated both special needs and mainstream alike including ‘kids at heart’.
The land of Baloombawop and its crazy characters – The Gadoodleborger, Dame Grumpty Do, The Brookenstein Fox, Boogerlooger, Charlie Warmton, Bluster Mc Fluster, The Whirly Twirl Girl, The Gimmety Gimme – almost spring off the page and each can easily lend themselves to individual drama activities.
Suitable for kids of all ages and kids at heart, Baloombawop can also be used as a springboard from which to discuss difference, individuality, diversity, and society’s fears of these…. and how our different ‘normalities’ make our world so much more colourful. Read the rest of this entry »
I was told during chemo for breast cancer that I had autonomic dysfunction. Read the rest of this entry »
- Suspense: Upcoming Solo Exhibition of Original Paintings by Donna Williams – New York, Feb 2014
11:15 am, December 9, 2013