Mike Wise writes a letter to parents of autistic children asking them to think about how their presence in the autism community impacts autistics. Source: An Open Letter to Parents of Autistic Children.
From the NAMI Blog Source: Things Not to Say to a Parent of a Child with Mental Illness | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Autistic people are at a high risk of being assaulted by sexual predators. This is one woman's story and the factors that positioned her to be so vulnerable. Source: Autism and Sexual Vulnerability-One Woman’s Story
The Chronicle Herald Published: Nov 19 at 3:23 p.m. On Friday, the Pacific islands of Samoa invoked emergency powers, closing all schools and declaring plans to make measles vaccinations mandatory. The dramatic response came as a lethal measles outbreak swept the nation of 200,000, killing at least 16 people, many younger than two, and infecting more than 1,100. A low measles vaccination rate — perhaps 30 per … Continue reading EDITORIAL: No vaccine, no school
Source: 5 Ways You Can Support Veterans’ Mental Health | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Childhood depression has recently been recognized as a serious and rampant condition. As of 2018, about 1.9 million U.S. children aged 3-17 years have diagnosed depression. Depression not only adversely affects children’s academic and social activities, but also negatively impacts their appetite, ability to perform simple day-to-day activities, and their emotional, intellectual and physical development. Source: … Continue reading Techniques to Spot Childhood Depression | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Recently, I came across an article on how Weight and Autism are bad culprits for each other, as such I will quote it from below "Some parents find that it is easier to introduce regular exercise into the lives of their autistic children because routines such as daily walks or bike rides tend to be … Continue reading Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism
Over the past two weeks I have been reading this grappling true-life story of the son of notary author Danielle Steel. While this book has nothing involved with Autism itself, it does deal with some symptoms many on the spectrum, including myself face regularly.
Been there…Done that…Now once a week!
Last night after coming from work, my mother was cooking up a nice dinner for me and the family to have outside in our backyard during a beautiful sunny evening; a chance to see the sun go down while having dinner I would assume.
Eating outside is out of my comfort zone when it comes to eating around the table with my family as I struggle to out up with regular eating sounds but mostly the sounds of food mushing around in their mouths, and I often assume they’re eating obnoxious when they’re not…
So instead of having the balls to tell them that its about time I stop putting up with my sensory overloads and eat alone for dinner for now on due to the amount of irritability and agitation I experience from hearing the crunching, munching, mushing and teeth clacking while eating food I have to endure; I…
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In this post, Milla talks about various social rules in the workplace she has learned. (Image description: Multiple shots of people working at computer desks.) via What I’ve Learned About Social Expectations At Work Since Starting My Job — Subtle Writes