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 are responsible for my advocacy work to becoming an actual job.
(Photos and quotes (and content of quotes!) entirely optional.)
Autistic Not Weird Hall of Fame
“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.”
“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 “
“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.”
“Supporting on behalf of my eldest son.”
“Autistic Not Weird has helped us keep perspective in a challenging 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.”
“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.”
“Celebrating all those who are Autistic, Not Weird, just like my daughter Freya!”
“Autism is not a processing error, it is a different operating system.”
“Chris is AWESOME” -Michael
“We LOVE what you are doing and 100% support.” -Helen
“Celebrate differences, without them we would all be boring! ? ANW is a great place to discover diversity.”
“Supporting the awesome work Chris does because my son too is autistic not weird!”
“Incredibly proud to support Chris in his wonderful work as an autism advocate and on behalf of my autistic not weird son, Samuel.”
“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.”
“Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”
“Thank you for the insight, inspiration and support ANW provides.”
“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!”
“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.“
“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.“
“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!”
Claus Liberg Rasmussen
“I love the work Chris is doing and I am happy to help him devote more time to autism advocacy. ANW provides a safe, supportive space to learn, support, and cherish the awesomeness of autism.”
Karl and Naomi Thornley
Cheri Norris Heupel
“The only thing important in life is being happy ”
The Mayes Family
Inken Contreras Koelmel
“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.”
“I really think Chris brings a unique perspective to the autism discussion. There is a massive amount of information out there and what he brings still stands out.”
Julie Cole Borghello
“The work amazing work that Chris does and the community he has created have helped us immensely.
Plus he’s a really great guy! Thank you from the Frost family.”
“Being part of this group gave me the possibility to see beyond what I thought I knew about my son. Thank you very much Chris for putting all of us together to be there for each other!”
Paul Micallef (aka Asperger’s from the Inside)
“Autistic behaviour is human behaviour.”
“I feel very lucky that we found Chris and his work so early in our autism chaos. His advice and his positive but honest viewpoint has helped us find our way through the autism maze….and will continue to do so as we continue to navigate our path. I am very happy to have this opportunity to support Chris in his work to raise awareness and advocate for parents and children alike.”
“Attunement not atonement.”
“Honoured to be able to support Chris in his work. He is an inspiration to so many.”
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.
The Patreon page, for anybody else who would like to appear on this page, can be found by clicking this sentence.
Thanks so much, all of you!
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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