This week on the COVID front has at best been bleak. Part of it is masking and not properly distancing themselves for others. We see this by now having increases throughout the nation of the those under 50. It is also not by having common sense in other things such as having good hygiene like washing your hands, for example.
Month: June 2020
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 hygiene.
Union Station Weekly: Volume 2: Issue 4: Anxiety and Depression
Both Depression and Anxiety have been giving me a swift kick during the pandemic.
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
Aoife Dooley: Why we all need to talk about adult autism
An outspoken advocate for autism awareness, Aoife Dooley says it has been one of the reasons for her success and she would not want to change that part of herself, writes Denise O’Donoghue Source: Aoife Dooley: Why we all need to talk about adult autism
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.
Father Strangles Autistic Son and Wife in Oak Forest Murder-Suicide
OAK FOREST, IL — A father distraught over finances after losing his job killed his wife and their 18-year-old autistic son before taking his own life in their Oak Forest home.
Sudden deaths in autism and epilepsy baffle researchers
Silent threat: Tyler Jones was never diagnosed with epilepsy, but his mother says some of his behaviors resembled seizures.
About 8 a.m. Thursday, the boy’s body was found inside an older model refrigerator with a door that latches closed from the outside behind the relative’s house at 740 S. Western Ave. The appliance was unplugged and upright near the back door of the home.
Champion of coverage for autism therapy dies
At age 11, although he could not read, write or talk, Matthew Jankovich became the smiling face of a legislative crusade.
Woman killed by police had viral autism-awareness video
MESA, Ariz. -- A woman shot and killed by Phoenix-area police after they say she charged them with a knife had posted a popular online video last year in which her dog tries to comfort her as she cries and hits herself.
A Journal Entry: Burnout Is Real
Today was yet another rough day, but I managed to get through it well enough not to make it a noticeable one. I was burnt out by the hour and a half fan ride to Clubhouse, dealing with the morning festivities there, then 5 hours of work, back to Clubhouse for a meeting and then… Continue reading A Journal Entry: Burnout Is Real
Body of missing Northern Michigan teen found in pond near his home
MONTMORENCY COUNTY, MI - The body of a teenage boy with Down syndrome whose disappearance sparked a community-wide search was found in a pond near his family’s home Friday, police said. Charles Cordes, 15, was last seen riding his bike in a hayfield at his home in Atlanta on Thursday night, police said. His body… Continue reading Body of missing Northern Michigan teen found in pond near his home
Adulting: Having Responsibility
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 fourth installment I have chosen to write about is being responsible.
A Journal Entry: Father’s Day
He affirmed that every word of that was true and he too has his own faults and that he'd work on not being so harsh on me. It, for a moment made me happy and positive
Autistic in a pandemic: Stories from around the world
In England, a basket on the porch becomes a purgatory for deliveries deemed perilous. In Spain, families don blue ribbons to silence the ‘balcony police,’ who jeer at passersby they think may be breaking the local ‘stay home’ advisory. In India, a child puts his fears into pictures, drawing a round blob with spikes in… Continue reading Autistic in a pandemic: Stories from around the world
Dad says autistic son found dead in Genesee County lake
Police believe they've found the body of a 9-year-old boy who has been missing for nearly a week in Genesee County. The body was found Friday at Lake Callis, 60 miles north of Detroit. Davison Township police Chief Rick Freeman says authorities are working to confirm the identity. But he also says the search for… Continue reading Dad says autistic son found dead in Genesee County lake
Young child drowns while at a Saginaw County park Friday evening
According to the Saginaw County Sheriffs Department, he is 6 year-old Jayden Humes, from Saginaw.
Toddler Drowns During Family Getaway
AKRON, Ohio — A 2-year-old Akron toddler drowned over the weekend while staying with his family in a cottage in southern Ohio. Andrew Howell, who has autism, wandered away from his family and…
Parents of Sandy Hook victim Dylan Hockley, six, reveal they are moving because family can see gunman Adam Lanza’s home from their house
Dylan Hockley, six, was one of 20 children and six teaching staff who lost their lives when a gunman opened fire on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut .