So, today is Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day) is an unofficial American holiday and an official Texas state holiday, celebrated annually on the 19th of June in the United States to commemorate Union army general Gordon Granger announcing federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas, on June 19, … Continue reading Why Juneteenth is Important to the Autism Community
Today is Autistic Pride Day! Autistic Pride Day, originally an Aspies for Freedom initiative, is a pride celebration for autistic people held on June 18 each year. Autistic pride recognises the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes in the broader society.
ASERT Resources for Addressing Current Events: “Are You Ready?” https://paautism.org/resource/emergency-preparedness-plan/“Be Safe: Community Safety Social Story” https://paautism.org/resource/be-safe-community-safety/“Be Safe: Coping with Abuse Social Story” https://paautism.org/resource/be-safe-coping-abuse/“Be Safe: Flashbacks and Intrusive Thoughts Social Story” https://paautism.org/resource/be-safe-flashbacks-intrusive-thoughts-social-story/“Be Well, Think Well Resources” – Signs of anxiety, depression https://paautism.org/resource/be-well-mental-health/“Get S.A.F.E and be S.O.U.N.D” Resource for Parents Experiencing Stress During the COVID-19 Crisis https://paautism.org/resource/get-safe-and-be-sound/“How to Create a Coping Zone” A … Continue reading Social Justice Resources from ASERT of PA
If you are a follower of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, then you will certainly know the character Officer Clemmons. This character was played on the show by now Dr. Francois S. Clemmons from the show's start in 1968 until 1993. The book is very detailed and thorough about his many rainbows of life
Yet another good Autism read. This one I found out from a Page creator from across the pond, Marcus Mitchell. Marcus struggled through many years being undiagnosed before becoming vehemently aggressive to the point the police had to become involved to the point he spent the night in the local police station before having his … Continue reading Book Review: The Hidden Reality of Autism
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.
Note, this article contains a spoiler from this weeks episode of The Good Doctor. While I have made commentary about media portrayals in the past, I felt this was necessary because of the relationship factors autistic people face.
Wendy Katz has an inspiring, empowering, beautiful resolution mighty enough to last for a decade of work and revolutionary in its simplicity.Read More → Source: A 2020 Resolution to Unmask and Live Unapologetically and Authentically » The Aspergian
For the Bracken family, the agencies and institutions in place to protect and help them instead terrorized them.Read More → Source: Mistreatment and multi-agency failure: The story of the Bracken Family » The Aspergian
Rude, thoughtless, cold, selfish, uncaring, intrusive, tactless, blundering, lacking insight, impulsive, crude, socially unacceptable, unkind, mean, pushy, can you add to this list of words? Have they been used to describe you? These and many more have been used to describe me over the years. I was hurt, shocked, and offended when told I was […]Autism … Continue reading Autism and manners — OldLady With Autism