I have a vision for a new comic book super hero squad. Where all the team members have autism and various abilities because of it. None of them are supernatural, they’re based on real people I have met that have unique talents stemming from their autism. And by embracing their gifts and working together, they solve real-world problems and address social justice issues.
So far I’ve got the one who can influence animals, the person who can make an entire group of people feel a certain way, the empath who ALWAYS knows what someone is feeling or if they’re lying, the computer genius, the human google walking encyclopedia, the person who can draw anything they ever saw, the magnet who can always draw everyone’s attention, the person who’ll do anything publicly regardless of what others think, and the leader of the squad who can easily get people to do act in their and the team’s highest good (that’s me ;).
I’m looking for an amateur comic book artist to co-create this with me! I think it could be really popular in the Autism Community and beyond, and would be so awesome to have young, comic-loving Aspies see positive role models of themselves, and recognize that they too can be a super hero if they embrace their gift.
Gorgeous & hilarious Ted talk by Aspie Entreprener Alix Generous.
From this New York Times Article:
“The authors found that prodigies scored high in autistic traits, most notably in their ferocious attention to detail. They scored even higher on this trait than did people diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism that typically includes obsession with details.”
A one-day workshop
Saturday, October 8th, 2016, 10am-5pm
You’re a sensitive feeler. You’re a fast thinker. You’re extraordinarily gifted in certain areas.
You were told you have a “disability.” You were excluded or outcast. You’ve felt overwhelmed, confused, or isolated.
Like all super heroes, your power can often feel like a burden. You sometimes feel like a “freak” and long to be “normal.”
You are not alone. You are not broken. You have exceptional abilities that need only to be awakened.
I know. I’ve been there. And I discovered the mindset and tools I needed to create the relationships, career, and community that most people only dream of. I use my extreme sensitivity to deepen my romantic partnership and friendships. I use my fast mind to succeed in business. I use my creative gifts to improve the world and change people’s lives.
- The truth that you are gifted and not broken
- Your unique talents and how they relate to autism
- How to relate with the non-Aspie world
- Mindfulness practice
- Body awareness methods
- Communication skills
- How to receive and transmit emotion and energy
Note that this workshop will be highly interactive with lots of exercises and movement. Like most Aspies, I don’t like sitting still for long periods of time!
Welcome to Xavier’s School for the Gifted. Embrace your Aspie Power.
This workshop is open to adults with autism that are verbal and live independently (no formal diagnosis required). It is limited to 15 participants and is by application only. Complete the form below and then I will contact you to schedule a phone interview.
Joe Carr is Life Coach who specializes in supporting adults with Autism. He has fully integrated his own Autism to create a successful life with fulfilling relationships, career, and lifestyle. He is trained in body-centered coaching, Nonviolent Communication, Dialectical Behavioral Therepy, mindfulness practice in the tradition of Thich Naht Hanh, and has over 1000 hours experience facilitating groups and workshops. He loves to help others create a positive relationship with their Autism, walk them through the first steps of a new diagnosis, or help educate friends and family about how to best understand and support them. Learn more about him here.