The past week and the entire month of July has been a challenge in regards to me losing weight. For a while I had the thought of “I don’t care what anyone thinks,” kind of attitude. It proved me wrong. The answer that I think that I need to get me back on track with both weight loss and also being well is to cut the soda.
As we turn the corner on a new month, I am beginning to see the changes that we once strayed away from return back to what they once were. I am increasingly seeing more persons wearing masks in the store and more of the “not let it slide” thing occur. It is a part of life and is how we fight our fight.
All human beings have breaking points when becoming irritated. However, autistics have certain triggering and breaking points that because of sensory or other overload or triggers of information that may be empathetic of how their day is that it becomes the point that they reach their breaking point.
by Isabella Bloom, The Sacramento Bee/TNS / Disability Scoop | July 28, 2021 David Katz, who has autism, stands with his mother Betsy Katz at his home in Rocklin, Calif. David Katz lives by himself with the aid of direct support professionals, but his parents had difficulty finding workers to fill shifts during the pandemic. (Daniel … Continue reading Disability Service Providers Face ‘Unprecedented’ Labor Shortage
by Chanel Stitt, Detroit Free Press/TNS | July 27, 2021 DETROIT — MyKail Moultrie, 4, and Miguel Moultrie, 2, spend much of their time playing outside or going to behavioral therapy and school. But they’re also helping their mom run a business. Packaging T-shirts is a part of their family’s routine on Mondays when the kids … Continue reading Mom Of Child With Autism Started T-Shirt And Vending Business For 1 Reason: Routine
As I have been talking about the need of a good foundation of Mental Health this week. It has came to light of US Olympian Simone Biles abruptly leaving the Olympics to focus on her care. This post is to show there is no shame in getting care.
This week I want to share my mental health story during the COVID Pandemic. I feel this is important to the wellness of everyone in the autistic community both individuals and those serving them. Remember, there is no health without mental health.
The past few Tuesdays I did stray away from the COVID course and talk about employment. However, I feel as if I need to return to the topic of COVID again as it is becoming more relevant in recent days.
Last week, I had one of my providers that visits home arrive for our weekly appointment breathing heavily because he ran up the steps to my house for fear, I would be upset he did not arrive at the scheduled time. While as a child I did get upset if someone coming to my home to see me was a more than a minute late, that is no longer the case as I have built up the flexibility to understand that things don’t happen as they are planned.
Recently in browsing my social media accounts, I came across an autism mom blogger that shared a graphic of a quote that states that autism doesn’t come with a manual, rather it come with a parent who never gives up, While I may haven’t always seen eye to eye with what my parents thought I should have done, they have always sought out my best interests while making sure I was remaining safe.