No matter how many times I flirt with disaster and cause heartache on those closest to me, I still struggle with the understanding that medication management is necessary in maintaining a healthy life even though the side effects are at times rough.
Month: September 2020
Concentrating On COVID: Respecting the Unmasked
As we pass our six months under a worldwide pandemic, I personally see more protections being laxed specifically the mask wearing and social distancing. More opportunities are being made available for those not wishing to be respectable of the rules and sometimes cause strife with those who must be the enforcers of these rules.
Adulting: Public Interation
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 seventeenth installment is about public interaction and how keeping your emotions in check is key to managing them from resulting in meltdown.
Union Station Weekly; Vol. 3, Issue 8; September 25, 2020
A call for better care for individuals in Crisis by Law Enforcement In the past few months, we have seen in the media several incidences with individuals of all ages that have a mental health or neurological diagnosis be mistreated by members of law enforcement who are only dispatched to de-escalate a crisis and get… Continue reading Union Station Weekly; Vol. 3, Issue 8; September 25, 2020
Police confirm missing autistic boy found dead in Victoria
Victoria Police has confirmed that missing autistic boy William Wall has been found dead in the state on Wednesday. On Wednesday afternoon it was confirmed the 14 year-old's body was located in Yarra Junction. His death is not being treated as suspicious and police will prepare a report for the Coroner. William Wall was missing… Continue reading Police confirm missing autistic boy found dead in Victoria
A common perception in the autism community is that autistics don’t want friends. This is very contrary to the fact that we WANT friends. Just our approach and sometimes our focus is different and at times when you blend two on the spectrum together this can be a very unique situation.
Concentrating On COVID: Knowing You Are Not the only one with these feelings.
We’ve been in this COVID state for over six months now. The over stimulated, over sensualized media reports, the big deals made out of the small things. However, many, including myself have a hard time realizing that we are not the only ones facing the daily struggles of daunting the PPE and heading out to a modified normal routine.
Adulting: Ending Parental Abuse
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 sixteenth installment is about my pattern of parental abuse and ending it.
Union Station Weekly: Recovery Month; Vol. 3, Issues 6 & 7; Sept. 11, 18
It’s Recovery Month, what do you do to maintain Recovery? Recovery has been a long but good journey for me the past few decades. It is a essential piece of my lifestyle and is something that I take very seriously. I am active in my goals here at the Clubhouse and exemplify what I learned… Continue reading Union Station Weekly: Recovery Month; Vol. 3, Issues 6 & 7; Sept. 11, 18
Imagining the Possibilities
Last Wednesday, I have made a commitment upon arrival to go to a certain room in the building and get on the dreaded digital scale each day I attend and to record my weight on a calendar that I printed off the computer.
Concentrating on COVID: Realizing I need Help
Tonight, as I am writing, I had a really bad day. My supports all cancelled on me, and I know it wasn’t my fault. But It gave me a sense of pouty kind of attitude, sometimes you just need to just talk to someone. COVID is teaching me more and more everyday the need for… Continue reading Concentrating on COVID: Realizing I need Help
Adulting: Controlling Meltdowns & Self Esteem
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 fifteenth installment is about controlling meltdowns and how they relate to self-esteem.
Police find body of Braylen Noble after days-long search Adapted from Article on WTVG Braylen Noble TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The Lucas County Coroner has confirmed that the body found in the pool on Gibraltar Heights Drive in Toledo Wednesday was that of three-year-old Braylen Noble. “At this point, it’s turned from a missing person… Continue reading Braylen Noble
A Call towards Better Care of Autistic Individuals in Response to the Police Involved Shooting of 13 Year Old Linden Cameron
Linden is now recovering and there is an investigation underway. The incident happened in Glendale Utah. Advocates such as myself have gone onto social media to ask for more nationwide first responder & Crisis Intervention Training. #autism #firstresponder
National Suicide Prevention Day
Today is National Suicide Prevention Day. With that being said, my feature post talks about autism and suicide, so be warned. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, help is out there. Reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
Concentrating on COVID: Getting Out and About
Well we’re going into our sixth month under the Coronavirus pandemic. We’re learning a lot as time goes on. We are sure getting out more and trying to learn how to do things that require less being in compromising close quarters.
Adulting: The Myriad of Organization
Now with the surpassed amount of autistic individuals out there, many think that Autism and OCD and ADHD are asynchronous, however many either possess one or the other, this can either make or break ones organization skills. There is a common denominator with the two other disorders and that is they don’t mix.
Union Station Weekly; Vol. 3, Issue 5; September 4, 2020
What do you do For Self-Care? Self-Care for me is knowing that I have to keep busy, but not too busy that I am overwhelmed. This is done by making time to do interests that I enjoy and not by doing things like excessive work that irritates me excessively. I also know that by focusing… Continue reading Union Station Weekly; Vol. 3, Issue 5; September 4, 2020
COVID Is Telling Me To Re-Tool and Re-Build
Now, I am slowly in the process of forgiving others. I have come to realize that people don’t put me in situations, but the end result is how I handle it. Reading the Bible has come a healthy thing of my recovery and is essential to starting my day in a positive way.
Concentrating On COVID: Making Changes
Recently, If I am honest, I’ve been struggling lately, However, I know for a fact that it is through no fault of my own. I control my emotions, plain and simple. Being on a modified schedule due to COVID is rough, but it is not an excuse. I need to pull myself together, because everything that I have can be pulled away from me because of MY Actions.