Tonight, as I am writing, I had a really bad day. My supports all cancelled on me, and I know it wasn’t my fault. But It gave me a sense of pouty kind of attitude, sometimes you just need to just talk to someone. COVID is teaching me more and more everyday the need for … Continue reading Concentrating on COVID: Realizing I need Help
Well we’re going into our sixth month under the Coronavirus pandemic. We’re learning a lot as time goes on. We are sure getting out more and trying to learn how to do things that require less being in compromising close quarters.
Recently, If I am honest, I’ve been struggling lately, However, I know for a fact that it is through no fault of my own. I control my emotions, plain and simple. Being on a modified schedule due to COVID is rough, but it is not an excuse. I need to pull myself together, because everything that I have can be pulled away from me because of MY Actions.
In these trying times, we must do what we can to not sweat the small stuff and try to manage life to the best of our ability so we can be educated, independent and successful thinkers in the big thing called life.
In dealing with the numerous stories of COVID-19, it’s hard to believe truth from fiction, We hear of cases that are asymptomatic to cases of death. Likewise, I , nor any autistic person for that manner would find pleasure in having a COVID-19 test administered, so we play it safe, but some may ask why?
This is definitely a world of unknowns no doubt about it Nobody knows the future , there is a great deal anxiety among all autists, no matter if you're in a child adolescent or adult it's a great deal anxiety for anybody let alone a person with autism. Yes, I can guarantee you call there will be a lot of unknown uncertainties and unexpected events this year, no doubt about it.
Many of us are locked down in our homes with only laptop, notebook, and phone screens to keep us connected to our social support networks and to keep us engaged in our professional duties or academic responsibilities. We are likely spending more time in front of a screen—and likely in painfully ergonomically incorrect chairs—than at any other time in our lives.
Four and a half months ago, COVID-19, schools (and many other services) servicing autistics were for the most part modified. This included the ability of service providers being allowed to enter the home and sessions being conducted online or via telephone.
As part of this week's Concentrating on COVID series, we again visit the greuling topic of face masking and the requirements as amusement parks in the commonwealth opened this past week and the waters have been tested, resulting in those who choose not to wear one to be ejected from the parks.
As of this writing, the cases are resurging in our county. 12 new ones yesterday, 11 today. It looks bleak. Telehealth is being extended, the bleakness goes on and on. I do worry about a return to where we were almost four months ago, but I also have to realize that I have no control over what happens nor those actions of others. Slowly things are beginning to revert their ways, school proms are being cancelled or modified, store entrances are being closely monitored for mandated masking, it continues to be enhanced.