I have shared from time to time of how I struggle with my parents parenting style. Although it is hypercritical, I have to realize that they only act that way out of sincere concern and care for my health, safety and wellbeing.
A common perception in the autism community is that autistics don’t want friends. This is very contrary to the fact that we WANT friends. Just our approach and sometimes our focus is different and at times when you blend two on the spectrum together this can be a very unique situation.
My Review of Netflix's Love on on the Spectrum (Spoilers included)
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
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.
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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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For Emmanuel, late diagnosis didn't provide the validating relief that it did for many people, and the journey to acceptance was not a straight path. Read More → Source: 5 observations on my late diagnosis » The Aspergian