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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
Summer is in full swing, and so are we! July is jam-packed with some great events, and we hope to see you at some of them. Linda and Brent Presentation July 3, 2012 Camarillo, CA Brent and Linda will be sharing their presentation; “Finding Humor While Living with Autism” at Dos Caminos Elementary [...]
A hand held device that controls the cursor on a computer screen. It is called a mouse because some people think it looks like the animal with a small body and the cord as the tail.
We are looking forward to a fun summer filled with sunshine, exciting announcements, new adventures, and lots of great Unintentional Humor™ events! Please make sure to check back with us for upcoming event dates that will be posted on our blog and our calendar. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER !!
This is a common saying for someone that is going to bed. It originated long ago when people slept on sacks of hay, before they had mattresses. People sometimes say, “hit the hay”, which means the same thing.
The Celebrate Autism van finally made it to its new home! After traveling 10 days, through 15 states and 3,300 miles, the van successfully made it from California to North Carolina. We had a wonderful trip, with some great pit stops along the way visiting friends and family. Some of our favorite pit stops [...]
The sun was no stranger on the morning of the LA Autism Walk at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena! It was quite the scorcher, so congratulations to the walkers who toughed it out. We shared Unintentional Humor™ with the masses at our booth alongside some of our favorite people in the Autism community: The Art [...]
At the end of March we had the opportunity to be a part of the inspiring Family Enrichment Weekend put on by Families Together in Moscow, ID. Twenty families from around the area came together to spend a weekend of kid-friendly fun and parent relaxation. We believe that families are the most important support systems [...]
A group of fish are called a “school”. Fish swim together in schools as protection from predators and to more easily find food. (They are also smarter when they are in school!)
Ten years ago, Debra Hosseini and Keri Bowers had an amazing idea: to bring about a movement to showcase the artistic and creative talents of kids and adults on the autism spectrum. Last year, Debra met another Autism mom, Linda Gund Anderson who had recently published a book Unintentional Humor; Celebrating the Literal Mind™. Together they discovered that [...]
It was a sell out crowd who gathered at the “Families are Important” conference in Pullman, WA on Nov. 8, 2011. Led by well known keynote speakers, Temple Grandin and her mother, Eustacia Cutler, the audience was provided an interactive and relaxed atmosphere to learn about their experiences with autism. Knowing that the [...]
We are excited to be participating in the Santa Barbara Autism walk on Saturday, November 5, 2011. If you would like to join our Celebrate Autism team, please send an email to: CelebrateAutism@gmail.com We will also be selling and signing Unintentional Humor books with our Celebrate Autism van. Please join us for this fun [...]