Union Station Weekly; Volume 5, Issue 9; January 29, 2021

Future Plans For 2021, I cannot wait for Daylight Savings Time and warmer temperatures to occur, so I can explore the community I reside in more. Prior to having to leave my last apartment suddenly this time last year, I would enjoy going on long walks and enjoying what my community had to offer. Once … Continue reading Union Station Weekly; Volume 5, Issue 9; January 29, 2021

Children’s Books Honored For Disability Narratives

"Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen!" and "When Stars are Scattered" are among the books being recognized by this year's Schneider Family Book Awards. (Penguin Random House) Tales about a girl with autism and a boy who’s nonverbal are among the books being honored for portraying the disability experience as part of a prestigious award given … Continue reading Children’s Books Honored For Disability Narratives

Mental Health Issues Affect 3 In 4 Kids With Autism

by Shaun Heasley | January 26, 2021Courtesy of Disability Scoop The vast majority of children with autism have at least one mental health condition too, new research suggests. Almost 78% of kids on the spectrum are diagnosed with some type of mental health condition and almost half have two or more. Even among preschool-age children with … Continue reading Mental Health Issues Affect 3 In 4 Kids With Autism

Wellness Wednesday: Accepting Our Coping Mechanisms

I know I sound like a broken record when I say that my post for Wednesday is late, but I’ve heard many great things this week and have too discovered many great things. One of those things is that wellness doesn’t just include our physical health, but it includes our mental and spiritual health too! We cannot be physically well without our mental health. I have said many times that Mental Health and Autism do correlate greatly. With that in mind I am going to spend this week on accepting out coping mechanisms.

Adulting: The Assumable

So as I am getting adjusted to independent life again, it has made me realize the need to do things that just are sort of unspoken and what should be routine. For many autistics, including myself, this presents challenges. It is just not on our “radar” and at times our hyper focuses are geared far away from what must be done and rather what interests us.

Union Station Weekly; Volume 5, Issue 8

What's On My Mind? Last week I was honored by the County Behavioral Health Office for 10 years of employment With COVID, I am taking notice of establishments that cannot retain employees because of the inability to pay above minimum wage. Additionally,enhanced COVID protocol has made the management at many establishments severely reduce their hours … Continue reading Union Station Weekly; Volume 5, Issue 8