Celebrating Diversity

Something About Me by Aditi Sowmyanarayan | Not That Different | Autism Awareness

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Sara and Madhav Not that differentHey, Sara here with my new friend, Madhav.

Madhav is on the autism spectrum. He does certain things differently that get me thinking, but I realize that we are ‘not that different’ after all!

 

 

Art by Aditi15 year old Aditi Sowmyanarayan, a Bookosmian from Bangalore opens up about the way she sees the world. Three cheers for our beautifully diverse world! #NotThatDifferent
She goes to Ishanya India foundation – Center for Individuals with special needs.
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This is me … looking at the world around me with wonder just like the girl looking at the moon.
Something about me
Sometimes I get it all, at other times I am confused, but for the most part, I am in between, hoping to find the horizon where our worlds meet.
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Do you want to read an awesome comic strip about my friend Madhav and me? He has autism and I am learning so much about the way he sees the world as he enjoys learning about mine. Check it out here :

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About the author-

Aditi Sowmyanarayan

My New Friend Has Autism And I See Her | Not That Different | Autism Awareness

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Sara and Madhav Not that differentHey, Sara here with my new friend, Madhav.

Madhav is on the autism spectrum. He does certain things differently that get me thinking, but I realize that we are ‘not that different’ after all!

 

 

Poem by Akshita Yadav
It’s Autism Awareness Month and I am so proud of my friends for their wonderful write-ups on neurodiversity.
Here’s 14 year old Akshita Yadav, a Bookosmian from Nagpur with a thought provoking poem about how we need to ‘see’ people with autism.

Akshita is a student of Bhavans B.P Vidya Mandir, Trimurti Nagar(Nagpur).

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My new friend has autism and I see her

I saw her,
sitting, hesitating, on the first day of school;
while others flaunted their eyebrows,
they appeared cool.

I beckoned her with a cheer, but her body language told a ”no”.
Her eyes were awfully beautiful, I marvelled at them.

She noticed me, a little annoyed ’cause of my recent attempts;
I was curious,
to listen to her voice was my only tempt.

I wandered back home,
“‘It isn’t just autism,
the society isn’t cooperative too’.”

I felt in my bones.

I do not know about others but;
I saw her.

My new friend has autism and I see her

 

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Have you checked out ‘Not That Different’ – India’s first comic strip about neurodiversity? See it here :

 

Who is the new boy?

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About the author-

Akshita Yadav, 14, Nagpur

 

 

 

 

Vibrant Digital Art by 10 year old Shagnik Sett | Not That Different | Autism Awareness

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Sara and Madhav Not that differentHey, Sara here with my new friend, Madhav.

Madhav is on the autism spectrum. He does certain things differently that get me thinking, but I realize that we are ‘not that different’ after all!

Today, I am delighted to share the vibrant digital artwork by Shagnik who is on the autism spectrum.

Shagnik digital art


10 year old Shagnik Sett is from Bangalore. He
is a student of Perseverance School, Sahakara Nagar Branch, Bangalore.

Congrats to Shagnik and his mom Sujata for his wonderful art work and we may he go far with his love of coding.

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Shagnik’s mom, Sujata describes him as adorable, caring and cheerful and a music lover

Digital Art by kids autism awareness

Shagnik is a self learned digital painter who uses MS-paint, Tux Paint and Paint 3D to create art

Digital Art Bridge by kids Autism Awareness

Shagnik does only train paintings as he is fascinated by them and has tremendous knowledge of trains too.

Digital art by kids Autism Awareness

Shagnik loves everything related to numbers. He is a budding coder  and is about to complete creative coding course of 10 levels

 

Digital art by kids Autism Awareness

 

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Stay tuned in for the ‘Not That Different’ with Sara and Madhav, a children led movement towards a world more accepting of neurodiversity.

Want to get published on this global writing platform and become a Bookosmian? If you are the parent of a neurodiverse kid, simply write to us with their name, age, city and images of their creative output.

My world is very different and yet it is the same… Art by kids | Autism Special | Bookosmia

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Sara and Madhav Not that differentHey, Sara here with my new friend, Madhav.

Madhav is on the autism spectrum. He does certain things differently that get me thinking, but I realize that we are ‘not that different’ after all!

I am delighted to share the wonderful artwork and equally beautiful thoughts of my neurodiverse friends, in this section.

15 year old Aditi Sowmyanarayan is from Bangalore and is on the autism spectrum.

Aditi goes to Ishanya India Foundation.

 

Aditi says, “My head is full of thoughts and words that do not necessarily get expressed the way I wish it to. My world is very different and yet it is the same world we live in.


They say a picture says a thousand words. My art is the window to my mind and my world.”

Aditi’s mom Shwetha Srivathsan shares, “Aditi goes to a learning centre called Ishanya India Foundation in Bengaluru. The year 2020 was a very unique one which took away Aditi’s understanding of structure and replaced it with something new. She has been a part of online classes which have ensured continuity in learning. Attached artwork are from her online art class at Ishanya.”

Art by autistic kids

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Watch out for soon-to-be-launched ‘Not That Different’ with Sara and Madhav, a children led movement towards a world more accepting of neurodiversity.

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‘Saying bye to Diwali, with these most special wishes’- by 9 year olds Abhijan Chakraborty and Ujan Chakraborty from Birmingham, UK

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Festivals with Sara Diwali for kids Bookosmia

Hey everyone, your best friend Sara here!

Deepavali came and lit up our lives, just when we needed it most.

Thanks to all my wonderful friends, for sharing their joy and excitement with me.

I cant think of anything more special than these wonderful handwritten messages from 9 year old twin brothers Abhijan and Ujan Chakraborty from Birmingham, UK. Both Abhijan and Ujan were diagnosed with ASD, ADHD and Severe Learning Disability at the age of two.

Special call out to their mom for raising these two fine young boys. May their light shine brighter than most!

Many thanks to Little Writer’s Studio for sharing their messages with us, along with the beautiful Madhubani artwork of their artist Swapna.

 

 

 

 

 

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