Concentrating On COVID: The Vaccine

Vaccination Clinic

Likely you turn on the TV today and you hear about “the vaccine”. Like the many other orders and guidance from our leaders around the world and the United States, distribution is being done in a varied amount of methods, especially the latter. Furthermore, when you break it down by states, distribution plans are left up to either the state, county or other local governing board. This makes it very complicated and typically doesn’t have the same vaccination hierarchy.

Adulting: True Independence

Being independent comes with a great deal of responsibility. Independence is not easy for many autistics, however the earlier you instill independence skills in your autistics, the better. They may not be suited for independence, but at least giving those skills a try is crucial in determining that transition from situations that they will have to leave, should the carer no longer have the voice to advocate for their autistic.

Without Creature Comforts

This winter has been one for the books not only in here in Southwestern Pennsylvania, but across the United States as well as across the pond. For us here we have had weather that I haven’t experienced in almost a decade, at least of continuous pattern, add a National Health Emergency, and that tops the feeling of isolation even more. As I am writing this post, I feel with the citizens of Texas right now, as I do know what it is like to experience many winter events. Yes, I know you are not used to it and your government does not have the equipment necessary for restoring services. I too have at times been without life’s essentials

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.