Op-Ed to the Glenwood Sptings, CO Post-Indpendent
Category: Autism Statistics
First Responder Awareness
Last week near this time, the event, the first ever held by our county behavioral health office in correlation of Autism Awareness Month for our county and as an individual involved in many facets of the behavioral health office was on the committee for the event.
Wellness Wednesday: The Importance of Accountability
Recently, I have begun to see the importance of all facets of wellness as it relates to me and my journey that I am on. I am realizing that it takes all facets to work in harmony to be well and the result will provide me the best experiences and opportunities possible
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.
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.
National Suicide Prevention Day
Today is National Suicide Prevention Day. With that being said, my feature post talks about autism and suicide, so be warned. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, help is out there. Reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
Concentrating on COVID: The Order of Operations
we have to remember that the order of Operation doesn't always happen the way we orchestrate.It also doesn't mean that you don't need to act out or get out of shape because your plans don't happen exactly the way you want them to or the same way they've been doing for 20 years.
Autistic in a pandemic: Stories from around the world
In England, a basket on the porch becomes a purgatory for deliveries deemed perilous. In Spain, families don blue ribbons to silence the ‘balcony police,’ who jeer at passersby they think may be breaking the local ‘stay home’ advisory. In India, a child puts his fears into pictures, drawing a round blob with spikes in… Continue reading Autistic in a pandemic: Stories from around the world
Autism Being Stigmatized
With it being Mental Health Awareness Month nationally, my day program for their weekly newsletter we were asked to give our opinion on the changes of stigma. While it has good and bad points, the autism community has its points also.
Preparing for Possible Isolation
This was adapted from a post on a Facebook group and includes my response to which I felt was necessary in a time of pandemic.Dustin I come from we Aspies (we little professors) were considered role models in our classrooms, and were quite scholarly, and also obedient at home, in school, in church and in… Continue reading Preparing for Possible Isolation
Measures of success for adults with autism need to mature
Listen to this story:https://webplayer.spokenlayer.net/0.1/webplayer.js Over the past 20 years, my colleagues and I have watched a group of toddlers suspected of having autism grow into adults. By working with these individuals for such a long time, we’ve been able to see how their skills and behaviors differ as children and how these individual differences change over… Continue reading Measures of success for adults with autism need to mature
The twenty-something free fall
Isaac Law spends most of his time on his computer, watching movies on Netflix, poring through Facebook posts or working on his latest project, a web comic called “Aimless” about two friends named Ike and Lexis who leave Earth to join a band of space pirates. Law is 24, but he neither has a job… Continue reading The twenty-something free fall
How to help young adults with autism transition to adulthood
Listen to this story: https://webplayer.spokenlayer.net/0.1/webplayer.js Listen to this story on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Google Play, or with Alexa or Google Home. Ask for 'Spectrum Autism Research' For the past 20 years, my colleagues and I have run a social-skills group for children with autism, ages 5 to 18 years. Our program teaches the… Continue reading How to help young adults with autism transition to adulthood
Why We Need Diverse Autism Representations in Media » The Aspergian
Autistic people aren't a monolith. It helps both autistic people and writers to recognise that. Source: Why We Need Diverse Autism Representations in Media » The Aspergian
ARE YOU PROUD OF YOUR AUTISM? — Autistically me
I know I’m going into a minefield, but I am not proud of my autism. Sometimes, I feel not good with this idea of no-proud-of-my-autism, but please understand what I mean: autism caused me a lot of troubles. I have a lot of difficult with the process of friendship, I have a sensory process disorder, […]ARE… Continue reading ARE YOU PROUD OF YOUR AUTISM? — Autistically me
Yang And Sanders Use Maternal Mortality Stats To Talk About Race
Shefali Luthra and Victoria Knight In an exchange about racial inequality at December’s Democratic presidential primary debate, businessman Andrew Yang highlighted jaw-droppingly different health outcomes between black and white women, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders picked up that thread. “If you’re a black woman, you’re 320% more likely to die from complications in childbirth,” Yang… Continue reading Yang And Sanders Use Maternal Mortality Stats To Talk About Race
Government-Funded Day Care Helps Keep Seniors Out Of Nursing Homes And Hospitals
Lori Basheda SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Two mornings a week, a van arrives at the Escondido, Calif., home of Mario Perez and takes him to a new senior center in this northern San Diego County town, where he eats a hot lunch, plays cards and gets physical therapy to help restore the balance he lost… Continue reading Government-Funded Day Care Helps Keep Seniors Out Of Nursing Homes And Hospitals
Autism Speaks : The Time Is Now To Help Clean Up Your Mess » The Aspergian
Autism Speaks, help clean up your mess! The time is now to demand that Autism Speaks show repentance and pay reparations for the outbreaks and deaths from formerly-eradicated diseases such as measles, pertussis, mumps, and polio.Read More → Source: Autism Speaks : The Time Is Now To Help Clean Up Your Mess » The Aspergian
Diets may help autistic children with certain genetic profiles
A question that many families of children with autism ask their doctors is: Could a change in diet improve their child’s behavior or development? Although simple at face value, the question is not easy to answer. The way nutrition influences cognition, mood and emotional development is incredibly complex. Yet we have found that diets can… Continue reading Diets may help autistic children with certain genetic profiles
Many young autistic people harm themselves, others
Nearly one-third of autistic young people put themselves or others in danger in any given three-month period, according to a new study1. And nearly one in four of these young people will not have seen a mental health professional in that time.The study, which looked at autistic people aged 3 to 25 years, is based… Continue reading Many young autistic people harm themselves, others