In recent weeks, I have been accepting the need for free time where I am not engaged in an object or item at hand. For most of my life, until I chose not to have Cable TV in my own home at 35, when it has been all I know, I am realizing that I can choose and limit the content I watch in order to keep me entertained and not so much engaged in something.
It Doesn’t Cost Anything To Be Nice
Over the past weeks when being out and about, I have had to learn that regardless what someone ha cause me or what I personally feel about them, I musnt treat them differently because of that, I have to remember that they are just a person as much as I am and it doesn’t cost anything for me to be nice to them.
Don’t Doubt The Possibilities
Many times when anyone is given a lifelong diagnosis, they or those that care for them think of all the things they will miss out on in life and if they will have the same lives as others. They may want to give up hope and the possibilities or continually live in a sense of doubt or fear. I am here to tell you that while in a minimal sense that I can be there, I can also tell you that if you reach out of your comfort zone.
Adulting: Accepting Presumed Immaturity By Others
Many times people can perceive that we have something “wrong” with us. This is just not for autistics alone, but for many with invisible disabilities and challenges, As disabled individuals, it can tear at us inside when others treat us as less mature than we know we are. We must be the stronger ones in the situation and not react to their signs of immaturity or fear because of their assumptions and fear.
As we know, autism is a spectrum disorder. We as autistics are unique in our very own ways, each and every one of us. No one can change that, nor should we be forced to do so. We as autistics, just as neurotypical human beings should have the freedom have the individuality that we so choose as long as our safety and well-being is kept in mind.
Adulting: Sensory Overload
Oftentimes, I feel as if this topic has to be an integral part of autism acceptance and awareness as if not properly managed by the autistic or it is managed with a unique coping mechanism, it can result in a perplexed perception of what an autistic person does.
Adulting: It’s OK to NOT Want To Be A Friend To Someone
Yes, almost every Aspie/Autistic want nothing else than to have a friend, right? But, what if that “friend” doesn’t have any similarities than you do or doesn’t value your input to the level that you feel they should? What if that friend makes you super anxious and causes you to go into a state of autistic burnout or shutdown so you don’t have to tackle the issue head on? Then, this is certainly no friend in any means.
Making Things Right
Autistics have many struggles in their lives, one of them is speaking up for what is right. Because a common trait in autism is that we are socially awkward and that we oftentimes lack the knowledge and skillset of speaking up to authoritarian figures when something is wrong. This can be further complexed with anxiety, a mixed condition in autistics that enhances the incapability to speak to those we do not have familiarity with such as in a retail or fast food locale.
Adulting: Ending Parental Abuse
In gaining my skills to regroup for the next chapter in my life, I have made the decision to do a blog series on Adulting. The sixteenth installment is about my pattern of parental abuse and ending it.
In gaining my skills to regroup for the next chapter in my life, I have made the decision to do a blog series on Adulting. The twelfth installment is about properly advocating for what one needs.
Adulting: Proper Interaction
In gaining my skills to regroup for the next chapter in my life, I have made the decision to do a blog series on Adulting. The eleventh installment is about instilling positive interactions with others
Fighting For Your Right to be Faithful
Note: Since my Adulting Post on Faith this week was let out, the video embedded in that post has gone viral across the American newswires. Here we are going to talk a lot about faith communities, and I understand that some in the Autism community do not believe in such, so just a heads up.
Why Juneteenth is Important to the Autism Community
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!
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.
Social Justice Resources from ASERT of PA
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
Book Review: Officer Clemmons: A Memouir
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
Book Review: The Hidden Reality of Autism
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
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.
Portrayal, Have we got to what dating in autism REALLY is?
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.
A 2020 Resolution to Unmask and Live Unapologetically and Authentically » The Aspergian
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