Caring Santa Visits

Register at http://www.aboard.memberlodge.com/page-260524 Sunday, December 1, 2019 - South Hills Village Sunday, December 8, 2019 - Monroeville & Westmoreland Malls (Photos By Cherry Hill) Autism Connection of PA has teamed up with local malls to provide Autism Family Photo Time with Santa.  The mall will be closed to the public so that our children with … Continue reading Caring Santa Visits

Sensory Sensitive Polar PJ Party

Children and families can enjoy holiday fun with a classic film in their pajamas! Before seeing the film, guests will enjoy a hot chocolate bar with liquid nitrogen frozen marshmallows and a light breakfast snack, make-and-take activities, Buhl Planetarium’s Stars Over the North Pole show, all four floors of Science Center exhibits, and the chance … Continue reading Sensory Sensitive Polar PJ Party

Access to Communication is a Human Right | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices

Three nonspeaking autistic students advocate for communication choice rights and full participation in their own IEP and inclusion plans. Source: Access to Communication is a Human Right | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices

50 Reasons why an Autistic Adult may be in a Bad Mood

Pete Wharmby lists 50 reasons an autistic person might be in a bad mood, even if sensory issues, alexithymia, or being non-speaking (even if temporarily) can make it difficult to communicate. Source: 50 Reasons why an Autistic Adult may be in a Bad Mood

26 Days of what I am thankful for:

At the end of last month, a local charity in the town I live in had sheets in their offices for the taking for citizens to write down what you are thankful for that starts with the letter of that day starting with the day in November and that corresponding letter of the alphabet (ex. … Continue reading 26 Days of what I am thankful for:

I do something unexpected

Then and Now Through an Aspergers Eye

Hi so I wasn’t initially going to do a second post today but this came to me.

I attend as many of you know a number of open mic nights for poets and comedians. We also get musicians and other variations. So there one other in Byker each third Tuesday called Babble Gum. It’s a great event and I’ve actually had the honour of doing a full set there which was awesome. So I’m there this Tuesday and I do open mic and it goes well, there also a very talented musician on who I know so it’s a goo night. After the break there a comedian he’s fairly funny a lot of tongue and cheek. At one point he starts a joke using lines from a song”big fish little, fish cardboard box..”
Then I say “We’re all raving mad!!”
Pause “Excuse me” he asks clearly surprised
“I just like…

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Thanksgiving Cooking, 2019 Edition: Friday Before

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I just took the turkey out of the freezer. Fortunately, there was enough space to put the giant bird in the pan I am using to roast it. Also, there is enough space to put the rest of the dinner in as well, when my mother and I are done with Thanksgiving.

This year, we have a big menu. We have more dishes than we do last year, and a couple of them have ingredients we need to buy the night before. (We’re having banana croquettes, and here, bananas need to be bought this coming Wednesday.) But everything else, we’ve got.

Can you believe we haven’t gotten a pumpkin pie yet? Basically, we’re waiting for the store to get some in the freezer section. Every time we’ve gone, there are no pumpkin pies. (I wonder if I can talk my mom into an apple pie this year?)

As I have…

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The Harmful Lessons We Teach Autistic Kids | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices

The lessons that autistic children learn on the playground are often different from the ones their peers pick up. Source: The Harmful Lessons We Teach Autistic Kids | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices

Facebook Live: Intimate Lessons From The Front Lines Of Family Caregiving | California Healthline

View the video here. Family caregivers are the backbone of our nation’s system of long-term care for older adults. Every year, more than 34 million unpaid caregivers — mostly family members — provide essential aid to adults age 50 and older, helping with tasks such as bathing or dressing and, increasingly, performing complex medical tasks … Continue reading Facebook Live: Intimate Lessons From The Front Lines Of Family Caregiving | California Healthline