This week I want to write to you about something I’ve known for some time, but didn’t put all the pieces together until last night. It’s about being Autistic and being wired differently. Sometimes people think we don’t do something because we’re lazy or don’t care when in reality we don’t put two and two together.
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.
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.
Since the last chapter in my life and moving in the current one, I have been using technology as a way to model behaviors and tasks in order for me to progress to the next one. At 35, I can actually feel progress, my life is becomming more organized and I feel much better about myself and the future ahead.
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
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
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 first installment I have chosen to write about is having a routine. So here we are in the next chapter. We're nowhere ready to talk about the past one … Continue reading Adulting: Keeping a Daily Routine
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
Recently I commented about this on a Facebook group and thought it was worth sharing with my community