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.

Autistic in a pandemic: Stories from around the world

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

Getting More in to a Normalized Pattern

Six days before the Governor of Pennsylvania ordered all Personal Care and Health Clubs to be be closed, was the last time I got my haircut. I usually keep on a rigid routine of every fifth Thursday of having it done because I enjoy it. But for 3 Months and 1 Week, I was unable to visit the Hair Salon as was 13 Million Pennsylvanians.

Today is Autistic Pride Day!

Today is Autistic Pride Day! Autistic Pride Day, originally an Aspies for Freedom initiative, is a pride celebration for autistic people held on June 18 each year. Autistic pride recognises the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes in the broader society.

A Journal Entry: Burnout

To do anything anymore that isn't "normal" for me causes burnout! Today, I went to the a large farm store, dollar store and the store. The first two places involved a great deal of walking, which this for the second week has become difficult for me because of the pandemic and being home more.