COVID-19: Resurgence

Fireworks 2019

As of this writing, the cases are resurging in our county. 12 new ones yesterday, 11 today. It looks bleak. Telehealth is being extended, the bleakness goes on and on. I do worry about a return to where we were almost four months ago, but I also have to realize that I have no control over what happens nor those actions of others. Slowly things are beginning to revert their ways, school proms are being cancelled or modified, store entrances are being closely monitored for mandated masking, it continues to be enhanced.

Adulting: Caring About Others

In gaining my skills to regroup for the next  chapter in my life, I have made the decision to do a blog series on Adulting. The fifth installment I have chosen to write about is caring about others. So this week has been another okay week, behaviorally. For the most part, I've been good no … Continue reading Adulting: Caring About Others

Overcoming the Fear of Fireworks

When I was a young boy, I had a big fear of fireworks,. One year the fire company would set off in our field because they had no where to set them off. Because of the loud noises that were produced, this caused a great deal of anxiety in the summer, especially when near firework displays that I would make life miserable for my family.

UPDATE: 11-year-old boy with autism who drowned in pond reported missing before

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An 11-year-old boy with autism who drowned in a neighborhood pond Thursday morning had wandered away from home before. Bryan Wilson -- known as B.J. to his friends and family -- was reported missing on Thursday morning, after he wandered away from his home in the Valley Station area. He was … Continue reading UPDATE: 11-year-old boy with autism who drowned in pond reported missing before

The Mask Debate

So as we are in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic, almost every living soul has been given a new set of guidelines or rules to live by. Having to wear a mask is more likely a requirement in most states of the United States if not the World. However, many locales have exemptions for individuals with disabilities. In many cases this can include autistics, however many many retailers still have the right to mandate services provided in a alternative format if one does not wear the mask, and yes there are some who will not accommodate the non-compliance of not wearing a mask in a establishment.