Owen Autism Awareness Month

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April is Autism Awareness Month Do you know anyone who is on the autism spectrum? Have you ever had a conversation with someone who happens to be autistic? Did you ever wonder what it might be like…to be autistic? Is their world any different than yours or mine? DO YOU HAVE 20 MINUTES? HAVE A LISTEN TO A CONVERSATION WITH OWEN. And then consider… How really different is Owen from you or me? YOU MIGHT BE AMAZED ATWHAT YOU DISCOVER!

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Celebrating Owen! Interview with Owen on March 8, 2008 with Christine E. Pawelski

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12 years working as a book shelver in New Jersey “I like my job because I earn money in my life.”

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Note: “Characterized”…….really meaning “categorized” Turtles 500-599 Natural Sciences Music 700-799 Arts

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RELAXATION TECHNIQUES… BREATHE……………………………………. What’s the hardest thing about your job? NOISE……. ….it makes me feel closed in ….and I can feel it in my stomach.

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Glazunov and Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony What do I like to do?

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YES……Hmmmm….Good!

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Miranda, 3 years old Sebastian, 13 years old

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Working on a 1,500 piece puzzle! WOW!

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Owen and his Family

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At home with Owen!

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At home with Owen!

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Finally, what does it mean to you to be a person with autism?

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My philosophy of life….. “Even though you’re autistic, you’re still human inside…. just like everyone else.” (Owen) Glazunov’s “The Seasons” Summer

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