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
Month: November 2019
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.
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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
No Safety Switch: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk | California Healthline
Fred Schulte and Erika Fry, Fortune In fall 2009, several dozen of the best minds in health information technology huddled at a hotel outside Washington, D.C., to discuss potential dangers of an Obama White House plan to spend billions of tax dollars computerizing medical records. The health data geeks trusted that transitioning from paper to… Continue reading No Safety Switch: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk | California Healthline
Drug Deals And Food Gone Bad Plague Corner Stores. How Neighbors Are Fighting Back.
By Cara Anthony, from California Healthline EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — The parking lot was dark when Marie Franklin and her husband, Sam, last stopped at a corner store near their home. The couple didn’t want much from the market that night. But they still strategized before Sam, 49, went inside. “My husband wouldn’t let… Continue reading Drug Deals And Food Gone Bad Plague Corner Stores. How Neighbors Are Fighting Back.
How My Parents Handled My Autism and How They Set A Good Example | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices
Do you parent your autistic child like, "It's for their own good," rather than, "It is something that actually makes them comfortable in their own skin"? Source: How My Parents Handled My Autism and How They Set A Good Example | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices
We The Future: Lydia X. Z. Brown, Disability Justice Advocate | Âûtistic News Feed
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Lydia X. Z. Brown, Age 25, Autistic, Disability Justice Advocate – Bazelon Center
” ᴡᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰᴜᴛᴜʀᴇ ᴀʀᴇ ʙᴜɪʟᴅɪɴɢ ᴅɪsᴀʙɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴊᴜsᴛɪᴄᴇ “
Lydia is a disability justice advocate, organiser, and writer, and their ‘Autistic Hoya’ site is universally referenced and loved!
Their work has largely focused on violence against multiple-marginalised disabled people, with particular respect to institutionalisation, abuse, torture, incarceration, and policing.
There is no easy way to begin to define just how much Neurodiversity and it’s Movement has to thank Lydia for.
They have worked to advance transformative change through organising in the streets, writing legislation, conducting anti-ableism workshops, testifying at regulatory and policy hearings, and disrupting institutional complacency.
For We The Future , Lydia is partnering with the Bazelon Center , an organisation that, since 1972, has advocated for the civil rights, full inclusion, and equality of…
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Obesity Week 2019: Why is it So Hard for Doctors to Admit Their Failure? — Rain Coast Review
It is hard for doctors to admit they might be wrong, and it is costing you more than you can afford to pay.Obesity Week 2019: Why is it So Hard for Doctors to Admit Their Failure? — Rain Coast Review
The insanity of French Psychiatry and it’s perception of Autism
Mum claims she was left ‘having seizures on floor after being refused bed’ at hospital – MyLondon
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Jodie Lee, 36, says she was left convulsing on the floor for more than an hour while her worried family tried to get her a bed
Source: Mum claims she was left ‘having seizures on floor after being refused bed’ at hospital – MyLondon
Learning Disability at work week
Then and Now Through an Aspergers Eye
Apologies this is a fairly late post, I did mean to write sooner but I only heard about this event earlier this week and I had a few things occupying my time apologies again
This week from the 18-22 was Learning Disability’s at work week. As a person on the spectrum who struggled for years to find employment I fully support this. The week may be over but Mencap still offers wonderful resources and tips for employees, employers and jobseekers see the below https://www.mencap.org.uk/get-involved/learning-disability-work-week
My trust was very active in helping to promote this week the below is taken from an email sent round:#HereIAm is what we are using for this year’s Learning Disability Work Week which promotes the message that people with a learning disability have a voice too.
Its not to late either the week may be over but you can still share your story. Please do not…
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Would we boo the X-Men like we do autistic kids? | Ali Abaday
Source: Would we boo the X-Men like we do autistic kids? | Ali Abaday
Why We Need to Start Treating “Autistic” As Another Language Instead of a Condition
If we start thinking of "autistic" as another language instead of a deficit, the way we relate to it could change the world for the better. Source: Why We Need to Start Treating “Autistic” As Another Language Instead of a Condition