What is the most joyful, fun, exciting thing about being Autistic?
I am also good with filming and editing videos, have put old videotapes into my PC to put the old footage on DVD, but I nowadays use my Tablet to film and take pictures, and if anything needs to be edited, I edit before I finalize and put it on DVD.
I've also gotten to do some traveling too, including international traveling as I live in USA and i've been to Canada 4 times and once I went to Europe (2 weeks in Germany with short trip into Austria and Czech Republic which got renamed Czechia for English name for the country).
There are some Autistic people who have chosen to be Atheist or Agnostic but me I am a Christian or rather I should say Judeo-Christian, as Jesus our Lord and Savior was Jewish himself as were his earliest disciples (even Jewish individuals I have spoken to have said themselves they are aware that Jesus was Jewish), and my DNA test even confirms 2% Jewish in my ancestry, and things celebrated by Judaism such as Purim and Hanukkah have influenced my thoughts and feelings on things, such as the story of Esther and the fact Haaman decreed death for all the Jews using the King's seal when the King had no idea his wife was Jewish and no idea Haaman whom the King respected and trusted, plotted to destroy Queen Esther's own people, but after 2 banquets and Esther revealing what Haaman plotted, the King was furious, called his guards and told the guards that Haaman had insulted the Queen and plotted to destroy her people and ordered him executed on the gallows that Haaman had prepared for Esther's cousin Mordecai who refused to bow to Haaman and had once saved the King from assassination.
The King then gave Haaman's job to Mordecai, but no one not even the King could remove the edict for the Jews to be annihilated, but Mordecai and Esther found a loophole, it was that they could create an edict with the King's seal that made it lawful for the Jewish people to fight for their lives on the day that they were to be killed (giving them the legal right to defend themselves against anyone who would dare attempt to kill them).
That is amazing to me, because although I am mostly of Celtic and Nordic/Teutonic blood, the fact I have 2% Jewish ancestry means that if the Jewish people had not been spared from annihilation, I would not even be alive today, and God only knows how many others on the spectrum might not be alive today either, even though others on the spectrum would probably still be here, I would not be here for sure
Another time someone who bragged she has kids on the spectrum and taught special ed for 4 years said the words of "there is nothing wrong with you." as if being autistic means there is suppose to be something wrong with me, I mean what's supposed to be wrong with me?
In fact the year before there was a family that approached me on Black Friday that appeared to be from India, the dad did talk to me a little bit as he did speak a little bit of English but their daughter who was between 8 - 12 years old, happened to have total fluency in English, so when her parents had questions, before the dad did talk to me in the little bit of English he happened to know, the girl who was 8 - 12 years old, was translating for me and her parents between English and whatever the family's native language was, as it was obvious the family relied on this girl as their interpreter, so she asked me in English what her parents asked and translated my response back to her parents in their native language.
How has the Autism Acceptance Day/Month effort over the past seven years affected you personally? If you were not aware of it until recently, what meaning does Autism Acceptance Day/Month have to you now?
What does “moving beyond awareness” mean to you?
Still there is more important things than just awareness, it is very important that me and others on the spectrum are accepted for who we are in spite of anything seen as being odd or weird or quirks or whatever.
What is one thing about acceptance that would make a difference in the world?
I even had to mock the ones who saw Bait Car before and were still stupid enough to steal the car, I mean seriously, a lot of Autistic people like myself would know not to even get into such a car to drive it if we saw something going on, instead we would watch someone else doing this, and if we have cameras, we'd probably film the crime and hand video to the Police as evidence of the crime in the making or post the video on YouTube to mock whoever did this.
I must say I have enjoyed answering these questions, thanks and God be with those who are reading this.