Putting It In Perspective

Writing this on Easter Sunday because I am bored really puts things into perspective how fortunate I am. We are over a year into the pandemic, when work and my day program shut their doors for almost three months. While some of the activity during that initial time was completed virtually and I along with the majority of the world was introduced to virtual platforms like Zoom, Nothing replaces the old-fashioned way of meeting person to person in methods such as day programs and part-time employment like I do.

Adulting: Independence and Supports

Independence. The dream of many autistics. Yes, that is a goal for many as many still live with their family, some by choice, some because they need care that cannot otherwise not be provided without support. But what if you could get support, would you move out on your own. For a moment last year, I wondered if I needed support and this has caught my eye again as I seen a Facebook post of where additional supports are needed in this realm and the inability to keep a home.

‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ Adds Character With Autism

by Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop | March 29, 2021 Max with Daniel Tiger on "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood." (Fred Rogers Productions) A recurring character with autism is coming to the PBS KIDS show “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” and he’s voiced by a teenager on the spectrum. The show — an offshoot of the venerable “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” — … Continue reading ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ Adds Character With Autism

Today Begins Autism Acceptance Month

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States. 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, totaling over 5 million young people and adults. Each April, we celebrate Autism Acceptance Month to spread awareness, promote acceptance, and ignite change.

Wellness Wednesday: When It’s So Hard to Give Up, but you know that You Can’t

This week has been a tough spot in the wellness journey. I had performed exceptionally well over the past week by exercising regularly and trying my best to cook at home with foods that are healthy to eat that I like and limiting sugary beverages, yet within an hour of attending the weekly weigh-in, I sabotage the work I invested in my body by eating junk food all day and drinking tea excessively.

Local counselor, college professor’s film recounts his autism diagnosis

By Karen Mansfield, Uniontown Herald Standard March 25, 2021 https://youtu.be/6Qb5wyndN98 For most of his life, Dr. Rueben Brock struggled to maintain close relationships. At the age of 45, he received a diagnosis that helped him understand why. Although he has always excelled in social situations, Brock – by his own admission – lacked empathy as … Continue reading Local counselor, college professor’s film recounts his autism diagnosis