Union Station Clubhouse Weekly; Volume 7, Issue 5; April 30, 2021

Goal Achieved!!! And Not Stopping!!! This week’s weather has had its ups and downs. We had breaks for two days at one time and one day in between due to rain, however we went at least a mile and a half every day getting to that fourth set of benches. I saw aFIFTH set of … Continue reading Union Station Clubhouse Weekly; Volume 7, Issue 5; April 30, 2021

There was a time I thought I would be in a Group Home for Life

Twenty years ago, this week, I celebrated “graduating” from a residential treatment facility, or RTF. It felt like a group home, but if my parents didn’t want the best care for me, it could have resulted in me being placed in a group home for life because of my behaviors.

Department Of Human Services’ Adult Community Autism Program Receives International Recognition

The Department of Human Services today announced that its Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP), a program that promotes integrated and meaningful employment for adults with autism, has been recognized by the Vienna, Austria-based Zero Project as a model deserving international attention and replication.

Adulting: Time For You

As an autistic, being independent has its perks. You can in many cases do what you want, make your place your own, set your own schedule. Now, granted, not all autistics can live independently, but for the ones who earn the keys to independence this is the moment they have been waiting for. But, sometimes can come periods of boredom and loneliness, which can lead into depression.

Union Station Clubhouse Weekly; April 23, 2021; Volume 7 , Issue 4

Members Share About Handling the Loss of a Loved One 2016 was one of the hardest years for me as I lost my maternal grandparents within 9 months and three days that year. First, my grandmother died suddenly the day after Palm Sunday. That fall, my grandfather fell into badhealth and needed to be put … Continue reading Union Station Clubhouse Weekly; April 23, 2021; Volume 7 , Issue 4

Tone it Down!

Autism is a spectrum, meaning it has a spectrum of features. One of these is communication. One cannot have the ability to communicate without assistance and likewise individuals such as myself can be very articulate, however we are all classified as being autistic. Although it may not seem as such, I sometimes struggle with communicating socially with the less articulate because I am indeed socially awkward.