January 27, 2018

Many adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have contacted me with similar stories—they have had various sorts of therapies (i.e., ABA, OT, Speech) until the age of 22, which is when funding for most of these services ends.  At the age of 22, right when they are ge...

Every year on April 2nd the world “lights it up blue” in honor of Autism Awareness day. But what exactly is “Autism Awareness?” Does it mean that we are aware of something called Autism? That we know someone who has Autism? That we use this day to share information abo...

December 28, 2016

Growing up we had a family advent reading every night after dinner throughout the advent season. We had a wreath on the table that held four candles (three purple, one pink). The pink candle was for the third week of advent, subtitled Joy. One of my parents would read...

December 11, 2016

Constant changes can be very irritating for many autistic adults. I personally am not bothered by it. Desires for healthier friendships, romance, and to maintain my employment prevent me from getting irritated by constant changes. The quote in the pic is helpful for me...

November 26, 2016

My childhood birthdays were pretty typical: classmates going to my parent’s house, material gifts, party favors, etc. I stopped celebrating my birthday like that way sooner than most kids do. By my tenth birthday my childhood resentment really started building noticeab...

November 8, 2016

Many people have said they won’t vote in 2016 due to the lack of favorability of both major-party candidates. I personally agree with those who say not voting at all is the same as voting for Donald Trump. If Donald Trump becomes president-elect, we, the United States...

September 20, 2016

One would think sorting donated goods in a charity’s warehouse would not be a high-pressure, high-expectations kind of job. Well, it IS. They expect you to sort very fast. Filling 125 bushel-and-a-half totes with bric-a-brac in one day is not something that can be done...

August 13, 2016

In my post titled “My First Experience with a Group Interview” on June 8th, 2016, I mentioned the address of my current employer, The Salvation Army Anaheim Adult Rehabilitation Center. Out of the blue, I was called in for a second interview on June 23rd, 2016. Again,...

June 8, 2016

On April the 27th, 2016, I participated in a group interview at The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center in the eastern region of Anaheim, California. When my job developer at Westview Vocational Services informed me that I was to report there, she called it a...

May 20, 2016

 

 

I had agreed with Sneha to attend the DisAbility Summit at Chapman University on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016. I had not read any of the literature I received about the event because I figured I was doing it for work and there would not be focus on any certain disability,...

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