Our family is so honored to be included in the latest issue of Kappa Kappa Gamma’s national magazine, The Key. The Key is renowned for their celebration of courage, determination and service. To be featured is a triumph for our entire family and our commitment to Celebrate Autism. To view the full story in The [...]
Please consider Brent’s “Literal Mind” when you use this saying…. CUT A RUG: This is a slang expression for dancing. It originates from the idea that you may have to move rugs out of the way to dance or can describe someone who dances so much that they wear a hole in the rug.
The Autism Society of Ventura County AWESOME IN AUTISM 2013 AWARDEES: • Parent or Family of the Year –Linda, Brent and Jenny Anderson • Educator of the Year (PreK-8th grade) – Heather Duval, Poinsettia Elementary • Educator of the Year (Secondary/Post-Secondary) – Andrea Baehne Meyer, Camarillo Academy for Excellence • Educator of the Year (Integrated Setting) – Steve Turner, Ventura Community College [...]
Our journey to write Unintentional Humor and create the Celebrate Autism foundation would not have been possible without the support and friendship of the incredible women of Kappa Kappa Gamma. In May, 2012 we visited the Struve family in Chicago, IL. Robin Ruyle Struve, is an attorney at Latham & Watkins, LLP who has generously [...]
A huge crowd gathered for the opening of a music themed Art of Autism exhibit at Mr. Musichead gallery in Hollywood on March 23, 2013. Autism advocate and filmaker, Alex Plank emceed the nights events which showcased music by talented singer/songwriter Nick Guzman. Other presentators included Dani Bowman, founder of Powerlight Studios; Kelly Green, founder [...]
Thank you Kim for writing about Unintentional Humor and the literal mind of autism. It is so important for people to understand the confusion that often occurs with our spoken language. By sharing Brent’s stories and humorous examples of his literal mind, we hope to help everyone learn to communicate more effectively.
The New Year is starting off with a BANG!! We have acquired the Unintentional Humor™ travel mobile (also known as the Celebrate Autism RV) and we are HITTING THE ROAD (this cartoon will be featured in our 2nd edition book). Our new mode of transportation is just perfect! A 24 foot Itasca Navion equipped [...]
Brent was a welcomed guest at the Morgan Autism Center on Tuesday October 30th. He shared stories and the Unintentional Humor quiz with a very attentive audience. Not only did they guess most cartoons correctly, but they also offered additional ideas for Unintentional Humor Volume 2. THANK YOU Morgan Autism Center for your warm welcome. [...]
Americans often use the term “getting fired” when they are asked to leave their employment. This term implies that it is the employee’s fault, unlike someone leaving a job willingly.
Last weekend, Brent and Linda were featured in the Ventura County Star! Read part of the article below. In Camarillo Talk, Mother-Son Duo Talk Share Experiences About Autism By: Mark Storer When Brent Anderson was a young boy, his mother, Linda knew he was a different. “He was diagnosed with autism at age 13,” [...]
Today is World Animal Day and to celebrate we are going to share with you some of Brent’s favorite animal cartoons from the book! Brent has always been really passionate about animals. He rode horses at the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center, volunteered at the Denver Zoo throughout high school, and he continues to [...]
Have you listened to Linda Gund Anderson and Debra Hosseini on Celebrate Autism: Positively Autistic Radio, their bi-monthly radio show? Here is yesterday’s broadcast where they interviewed Dr. Peter Gerhardt of the McCarton School in New York and Gary Schwartz of Training for Independent Living in Ventura, CA. Make sure you tune in Tuesdays at [...]
The new RV made the trip to Colorado for an exciting week of sharing Unintentional Humor™ with many friends, new and old. Our first stop was Fort Collins, CO to meet with Temple Grandin. After an enjoyable lunch meeting, Temple received the beautiful painting that Kevin Hosseini made for her. Brent and Linda spoke to [...]
A few weeks ago, Brent and Linda met with talented photographer Michael Alvarez at the Brooks Institute studio in Ventura. Brent usually doesn’t like having his picture taken, but Mike and his assistant Codie made it a lot of fun! Here are some of our favorite shots!! Thank you Mike and Codie!
This is a slang term used for a mental institution or a place where people go when they are having mental problems. Sometimes these people are considered, “funny in the head”.
Exciting things have been happening at the Unintentional Humor™ offices! We are very proud to announce that Linda Gund Anderson is going to be a co-host of a new radio show with Debra Hosseini of The Art of Autism. The show starts tomorrow at 10:00 PST on Positively Autistic Radio and is called The Celebrate [...]
The expression was used to describe a dishonest merchant promising a pig but selling a cat. Most people use it to refer to someone who reveals a secret without meaning to.
We were excited to be included in the Art of Autism exhibit at the Ventura Westside Art Walk! Over 900 visitors stopped in to view the incredible artwork created by individuals with Autism. We enjoyed meeting new friends such as Bradford Spady (pictured above with Brent and Dani Bowman). Bradford is the author and illustrator of [...]
A way to refer to someone that is teasing you or playing a joke on you. it could also be said about a person that you think is lying to you.
This is said if you are describing something in a very brief or concise way. If you don’t want to hear all of the details of a story you might say, “just tell me in a nutshell.”
This refers to a group of people who work together to come up with solutions for issues or problems. It is believed that more people sharing ideas is better than someone working alone.
This weekend (July 21-22) we will be participating in Ventura’s Westside ArtWalk. Sponsored by the VC Reporter, the exhibit, On The Spectrum: Art and Autism is being organized by autism Mom and co-founder of the Art of Autism, Debra Hosseini. After a lot of preparation and hard work, the art gallery is starting to look fantastic! It’s going [...]
This describes a person that is causing trouble or breaking things. China is fragile dish-ware and a strong bull would cause a lot of damage if allowed near it. It can also mean aggressiveness or pushiness.