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
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.
So another week has came and gone. Last Friday, our State Government announced that effective this Friday morning we will be moving to the Yellow phase of the reopening plan for the reopening plan. However, not much in what was considered my regular routine will continue to exist.
As I stated in my earlier post today; I stated I would give a more thorough post on how I am doing since we have been following stay at home orders for almost a month and personally choosing to self-isolate since. But first, we have to time travel back six weeks to see where it … Continue reading Almost Six Weeks Later, Still here waiting for the Yellow Light to go to the next step