I-Team FIRST ON 8: Autistic boy handcuffed at school just months after family reaches settlement with CCSD

Olivia Espinoza exclusively spoke with the I-Team after she was awarded a settlement from CCSD. But just as her family was ready to move on, they experienced another setback. Source: I-Team FIRST ON 8: Autistic boy handcuffed at school just months after family reaches settlement with CCSD

50 Reasons why an Autistic Adult may be in a Bad Mood

Pete Wharmby lists 50 reasons an autistic person might be in a bad mood, even if sensory issues, alexithymia, or being non-speaking (even if temporarily) can make it difficult to communicate. Source: 50 Reasons why an Autistic Adult may be in a Bad Mood

What I’ve Learned About Social Expectations At Work Since Starting My Job — Subtle Writes

In this post, Milla talks about various social rules in the workplace she has learned. (Image description: Multiple shots of people working at computer desks.) via What I’ve Learned About Social Expectations At Work Since Starting My Job — Subtle Writes

Practical Tips for Neurotypical Neighbors: How to be More Supportive of Autistic Individuals Struggling with Challenging Behaviors

Source: Autism Housing Network Thousands of individuals on the autism spectrum struggle with the inability to articulate frustration and physical pain which may cause them to harm themselves and/or others. This is an example from a family who has reached out to the Autism Housing Network for help: After being told numerous times that nothing … Continue reading Practical Tips for Neurotypical Neighbors: How to be More Supportive of Autistic Individuals Struggling with Challenging Behaviors

Angry and Hopeless

NOTE: Paraphrased from: Angry and Hopeless I really, really, really hate this pathetic excuse of a planet and literally everything about it. I’m autistic, which means I’m supposed to be the person who has ‘no empathy’ and ‘doesn’t care about other people’. But in reality the opposite is true. I have had enough of coming … Continue reading Angry and Hopeless

Hiring neurodiverse people like me can give companies a competitive advantage

Note: This article was written by Haley Moss , the first openly autistic law student to pass the Bar Exam and become an attorney. This was published by the Washington Post. I am autistic, and sometimes I feel uncomfortable in settings with elaborate and unclear social norms. But when I researched firms that claimed to actively seek … Continue reading Hiring neurodiverse people like me can give companies a competitive advantage

Autism Awareness in Fayette County

I wrote this article for a day program for their April 2019 Newsletter to bring to light the need for more autism-related natural supports and services in Fayette County Pennsylvania. Yesterday, I ran into a professional not only seeking information for individuals transitioning into adulthood in my county, but the adjoining county as well, and as such thought the need to share this article.

Autism Acceptance Month – Day #16: The Bathroom

NOTE: As part of this subsection for Autism Acceptance Month, we are exploring topics of independence. As such I feel it is necessary to discuss needs of the restroom and other related material. As such the content may be disturbing to some, however I do feel it is a very necessary element that needs brought to the spotlight. Reader Aware!