Union Station Weekly: Volume 2: Issue 7 – July 17, 2020

As part of my virtual clubhouse attendance we compose a weekly newsletter that is published each Friday, I have decided to include those writings in my Blog. Thoughts on Returning The Clubhouse Environment is certainly different since we left the facility on March 16th. We can’t do many things that we used to do because … Continue reading Union Station Weekly: Volume 2: Issue 7 – July 17, 2020

The Mask Debate

So as we are in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic, almost every living soul has been given a new set of guidelines or rules to live by. Having to wear a mask is more likely a requirement in most states of the United States if not the World. However, many locales have exemptions for individuals with disabilities. In many cases this can include autistics, however many many retailers still have the right to mandate services provided in a alternative format if one does not wear the mask, and yes there are some who will not accommodate the non-compliance of not wearing a mask in a establishment.

Adulting: Keeping a Daily Routine

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

Top Songs Played of 2019

Muse / Undisclosed DesiresCold War Kids / FirstStarset / MonsterJewel / IntuitionJay Z & Linkin Park / Points of Authority – 99 Problems – One Step CloserCity High / Caramel [feat. Eve]Lady Gaga / Paper GanstaLinkin Park / Until it BreaksDeee Lite / Groove is in the HeartLorde / Tennis Court50 Cent / 21 QuestionsDepeche … Continue reading Top Songs Played of 2019

Autism Awareness and education.

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Something is worrying me.
I have had messages from a Mum worried about her son.
Her son has a diagnosis of Autism.

Her son, in short, is being bullied because of his diagnosis.
Not because of how it makes him, how he portrays himself or who he is, but because he has Autism.

The bullies have taken the diagnosis and are using it to namecall and degrade him.

My heart aches….
….not just for her son, but also for the bullies.

The bullies are children.
Children who haven’t been educated about Autism.
They are not Autism aware.

If you had asked me, 10 years ago, if I would have sat my children down and explained the basics of Autism to them, the answer probably would have been no.
I didn’t know better.
I had no experience of Autism, I didn’t know anyone who had it, I didn’t know my children…

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My Annual Christmas Blues

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Well, this is a pickle. I thought they would not come this year. After all, it’s not like I miss anyone who never calls, writes or sends anything.

But here I was, boohooing over the fact that relatives geographically close to my mother and me never even called or sent a Christmas card. I would love to pin those cards on full display around the kitchen doorway, on full display as I did in years past.

Why do I even worry or want to beg for love and affection from people who have none to give me?

My mother has her own way of dealing with these feelings of loneliness: she’s not going to hold a funeral. The logic is this: who would come? Or, who can really say goodbye when they never really said hello? She often says: “You don’t come when I’m alive, so don’t come when I’m…

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