Wellness Wednesday: Flipping the Coin

Well, another week has come by and it has been seriously a week of highs and lows. From experiencing a near meltdown about having to walk long distances in the local supercenter, to actually making changes to better my health and adapt portion control and seeing some weight come off, I am hoping that I am finally seeing the turn of the coin to the realization point that I cannot eat whatever I want just because I have the freedom to do so.

Inclusive Apartment Complex Offers Opportunity For Independence

A 40-unit apartment complex developed by The Arc of the Farmington Valley includes 10 units for adults with intellectual disabilities. (Mark Mirko/The Hartford Courant/TNS) by Don Stacom, Hartford Courant/TNS | February 15, 2021 HARTFORD, Conn. — For nearly 20 young people with developmental disabilities, the new Bear Woods apartments in Canton offer their first chance to … Continue reading Inclusive Apartment Complex Offers Opportunity For Independence

Virtual Training May Help Young People With Autism Land Jobs

by Shaun Heasley | February 16, 2021 Practicing job interview skills using a virtual simulator could significantly increase the odds that young adults with autism find employment, new research suggests. In a study looking at people on the spectrum ages 16 to 26, researchers found that individuals who participated in a virtual employment training program were much more … Continue reading Virtual Training May Help Young People With Autism Land Jobs

How A Dancer On The Spectrum Landed A Spot In The Super Bowl Halftime Show

by Gabrielle Calise, Tampa Bay Times/TNS | February 12, 2021 TAMPA, Fla. — When people see Joshua Felder bust a move, they usually assume that he’s taken dance classes. Despite never being formally trained, the 23-year-old Tampa native can freestyle just like his heroes: Michael Jackson, Usher and Chris Brown. Over 96 million people watched … Continue reading How A Dancer On The Spectrum Landed A Spot In The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Concentrating On COVID: Advances

Today, marks 11 months of the United States classifying COVID-19 as a National Emergency. It has been a trying time for several of the world’s population, including autistics who abruptly and for many times several months have had their daily routines, something we thrive in be uprooted and a long sense of unknown. Then came the summer and fall that wasn’t really fun for many. Lastly, we have had a severe winter across much of the United States that has made many of us have increased cabin fever due to the necessity of staying indoors.

Adulting: Growing and Experiencing Food Opportunities

Incorporating new foods into one’s diet may not be the easiest for both the one caring for the autistic person and the autistic person nor the autistic person themselves. We as autistics carry great worry if we will like it or not and we are totally afraid of whether it will make us institute our gag reflexes if we don’t like it.

Not Because I Want To, But Because I Have To

. Related to that is the necessary to sometimes for autistics to take a break and recharge our batteries. Sometimes we just have had a full palate of a day whether that is at the day program or working a job that consumes a great deal of our energy because of our sensory overload, attention to detail, the working of our keen minds, whatever it may be.

Wellness Wednesday: Sleep is necessary to Autistic Wellbeing

Sleep. Its one of the most common know ill effects of the autistic brain. Many autistics struggle with It continually through life. To find that perfect balance of sleep and liveliness is key and crucial to living. For many autistics sleep deprivation happens quite routinely mainly because we cannot get our information loaded brains to stop working after being in action for a lengthy period of time, or it just doesn’t have the ability to cease operations and shut down in the way a neurotypical person’s brain operates.

Doctors Overwhelmingly Harbor Negative Views Of Those With Disabilities, Study Finds

by Michelle Diament | February 8, 2021 The vast majority of doctors across the nation believe that people with significant disabilities have worse quality of life than others, according to a first-of-its-kind study. Researchers surveyed 714 physicians practicing in various specialties and locations on their feelings about patients with disabilities. More than 82% reported that such … Continue reading Doctors Overwhelmingly Harbor Negative Views Of Those With Disabilities, Study Finds