Concentrating On COVID: Change It Up!

As we continue down the path of this pandemic, I am locally seeing the effects of those in the workforce either returning to school or choosing not to work. It is deeply affecting me as I am experiencing lesser dining options or having a more delayed response for deliveries. As such, I am having to change my game up to ensure that I am being content in the community.

Adulting: Task Management

While some with autism are pre-programmed to make lists, there are still a host of autidtic individuals that for the life of them cannot fathom the ability to ensure that all the tasks they need to do in order to have a functional life cannot be assured, even as they prepare for independence by living with family or another similar situation.

Social Security, SSI Checks Could Increase By Largest Amount In Decades

by Summer Lin, McClatchy/TNS | August 27, 2021 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients will see a raise in payments in 2022 — the highest increase in almost four decades, according to the latest estimate from The Senior Citizens League. Every year, people who get retirement or disability payments receive a cost-of-living adjustment to keep … Continue reading Social Security, SSI Checks Could Increase By Largest Amount In Decades

Growing Up Is Hard, Especially For Young People With Disabilities

by Nadra Nittle, California Health Report | August 26, 2021 LOS ANGELES — The way 25-year-old Essence Guss of Pomona describes growing up captures the way many young people feel about the transition. “Being an adult is hard,” she said. But along with the typical challenges of “adulting,” as millennials often call it, like working and … Continue reading Growing Up Is Hard, Especially For Young People With Disabilities

Schools Settle With Justice Department Over Discipline Of Students With Autism

by Garfield Hylton, Orlando Sentinel/TNS | August 24, 2021 ORLANDO, Fla. — The Volusia County School District and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a new agreement on supporting students with disabilities. Officials investigated whether the district participated in discriminatory and systemic behavior when punishing students with a disability for disability-related behavior, according to the … Continue reading Schools Settle With Justice Department Over Discipline Of Students With Autism

How to set Healty Boundaries

This week I found a post on the social media platforms for the Hiki app, an online dating and friendship app for the autism community. This topic was requested by one of their users because they too struggle with boundaries. Boundaries can be difficult to define and build, but once you do, you will feel better physically and mentally.

Wellness Wednesday: Keep Trying

many people with autism fight for what they want and while they may fall down, they oftentimes pick themselves up and continue the fight and because many of us have a lot on our plate these days, I and others with autism may need to be given grace and be allowed to use whatever coping mechanisms necessary to be well.