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I wanted to share a picture of my daughter for your autistic joy photo project. This is Ella! She is 8, autistic and learning disabled and she loves to be outdoors with her family on little adventures. I love this picture of her quietly enjoying and taking in nature. One of her favourite things to do is to take pictures or videos of our adventures and making little clips with music added. @LeanneHPatrick

This is Karasu ^^ Karasu likes eating lardball bird food and eggs, and bones ... Karasu also as a friend who comes around sometimes but Karasu's friend is more easily startled. At the start of the year esp with the lockdown, I started walking round the neighbourhood looking for birds and plant life. (with the occasional squirrel thrown in) and if I don't do this my fav self-replenishing activity is a bike ride to nowhere ( pottering about) My longest tour was about 35 km of riding mostly through an area of my city I haven't been passed before. - Mori

After my parents’ divorce, my mom used to take me to the beach after school. No matter the weather, we would always go and get some fresh air. At that time neither of us knew I was autistic, but my mom knew taking me there always made me happy and calmed me down. We still go to the beach together and we can sit and watch the waves for hours without needing to talk. I now know my grandmother used to do the same with my mom and as a history PhD this makes me wonder if we share a history of autistic joy. - Anonymous


This is my son Corey who is autistic and I would say he is the definition of joy in the picture. The pictures were captured at a Christmas event last year and used in this year's promotion.
- Mr Lands

Joyful Corey celebrates Christmas with a dance







They feel good too. Glassy & cool. And that distinctive sound as they clack together. My photo does them no justice. There's dozens of ways to sort them too. So relaxing.

@Autistic Architect

@Damian Milton