Hall of Fame

Welcome to the Autistic Not Weird Hall of Fame!

The people who appear on this page are those wonderful enough to support Autistic Not Weird via my Patreon page in exchange for various rewards. Here is a list of people who may one day be responsible for my advocacy work to become my full time career.

(Photos and quotes (and content of quotes!) entirely optional.)


Autistic Not Weird Hall of Fame


Julie Clarke


“Proud to support someone who wants to raise awareness, acceptance and understanding regarding autism. Thankful for the honest, open and personal stories shared that in return offer amazing support, ideas and help to parents like myself. Both of these will impact Eliza’s life and ours for the better. Best of luck for what I think will be a very successful future.”


Kendra Johnson

I just love Autistic Not Weird and feel so honoured to be able to support it. Thank you so much for everything you have created so far, Chris! May the future bring you ever more success


Lesley Woodall

“Chris’s unique perspective, refreshingly positive outlook and brilliant writing has been so helpful for me and my family already. Very pleased to be able to help support ANW’s future.”

Helen Souter

“Supporting on behalf of my eldest son.”


Rob Lyons


“Autistic Not Weird has helped us keep perspective in a challenging world.”


Frances Bright


Daphne Clemmitt

“Warriors United!”


Merryl Watkins

"ANW brings together people from around the world, giving them insight, support, strength, and a sense of community. Chris makes a positive difference in the world."

“ANW brings together people from around the world, giving them insight, support, strength, and a sense of community. Chris makes a positive difference in the world.”

Carly Murray


Sara Underwood


Kirsty Finn

“It’s a privilege to be able to support Chris in following his dream as ANW has helped and supported me so much now we know we are on the journey of living with ASD.”


Kelly Kemp


“Celebrating all those who are Autistic, Not Weird, just like my daughter Freya!”

Susan Wolfe


Kay Spriggs

“Autism is not a processing error, it is a different operating system.”


Helen Dawson


“Chris is AWESOME” -Michael

“We LOVE what you are doing and 100% support.” -Helen

Janine Toohey


Maureen Baxter


“Celebrate differences, without them we would all be boring! 😊 ANW is a great place to discover diversity.”


Mona Puttick


Caroline John


“Supporting the awesome work Chris does because my son too is autistic not weird!”


Tanja Collins


Nic Carper


“Thanks Chris, you’ve been a big inspiration. Listening to stories from people like you has been an important part of my journey of self-discovery. It’s nice to have a few people in the world who think I’m not actually weird.”


Callie Shackleton

"Incredibly proud to support Chris in his wonderful work as an autism advocate and on behalf of my autistic not weird son, Samuel"

“Incredibly proud to support Chris in his wonderful work as an autism advocate and on behalf of my autistic not weird son, Samuel.”


Yasmin Larkin


“With having three children with autism [eldest pictured], my biggest wish is for the world to understand them, for the world to accept them exactly as they are. The only way to get this is by having people like Chris spend their time spreading awareness.”

Sandy Wild


“Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”

Julie Werrett


Sally Dalwood


Jason Martinelli


Louisa Middleweek


Rosalind Weinstock

“Thank you for the insight, inspiration and support ANW provides.”


Victoria Strudwick


Carrie Varouhakis


Kristi Liles


Lois Groat


Luana Spinetti

“I’m honored to support such a kind person who does his best to spread correct information about autism, and love and compassion for both autistics and non-autistics. The world needs more human beings like Chris, building bridges and not walls. Thank you for creating Autistic Not Weird!”


Jennie Strong



Yann Vernier



Kristen Papucci


Sarah Whiting



Leanne Hunt

I’m proud to support the work of ANW on behalf of my five year old son. Chris’ articles have been a great source of advice for me and have helped me to look at things from my son’s perspective. ANW has also helped friends and family to better understand autism, particularly as the way it affects a person is not always visible.


Vikki Prichard

Proud to be able to give back to Chris for the support he gave us, and to assist him and ANW in helping others. It’s about having safe space, where people can relate and share both the good and the bad, and knowing we are not alone.


Owen Morris



Trish Hart



Ilja Drost

“Chris is doing a great job in bringing more positive awareness to autism. As a mum to a son with Asperger’s I feel awareness and understanding is desperately needed! I truly believe the possibilities are endless as long as people are given a fair chance. My son Lucca is proud of who he is and I couldn’t agree with him more! That is what I wish for everyone…. to be proud of who you are and to be respected! Chris, keep up the good work!”


Lydia Reeves



Claus Liberg Rasmussen



Sarah Erickson



Lisa Robbins



Dana Maya



Upen Achanta


Karl and Naomi Thornley



Madison Reynolds



Stephanie Johnson



Appearances in the Hall of Fame are available to anyone who supports Autistic Not Weird with $3 (or more) per month. Enormous and genuine thanks to each and every one of those people, and to those who donate $1 a month for access to Autistic Not Weird’s private support group.


Thanks so much, all of you!


The Patreon link, for anybody else who would like to appear on this page, is here.


Chris Bonnello / Captain Quirk

Chris Bonnello is an autism speaker, available to lead talks and training sessions from the perspective of an autistic former teacher. For further information please click here (opens in new window).




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