I've been working on this post for several months, and I finally finished it! It's been a bit hard to write things since the most recent brain injury, as there's been a few health issues since - seizures, worsening complex migraines that mimic strokes, and most recently a diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (although that's been … Continue reading All About AAC: A Guide to Augmentative and Alternative Communication Options!
October is definitely one of my favorite months. It's spooky candy time, the weather gets a little less awful, and it's an awareness month for a few different things: dysautonomia, disability employment, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)! I've done a post on Dysautonomia Awareness Month before, but I hadn't done one for AAC Awareness … Continue reading AAC Awareness Month! (Bonus: AAC Discount List)
Content is very heavy and emotional. Please take care of yourself if reading. Grief: noun; deep and poignant distress caused by or as if by bereavement I've found that death isn't something people want to talk about. It's one of those things that everyone knows exists - but no one acknowledges it. Over the … Continue reading Autism in Grief
Content note: this is a very emotional post and talks about some distressing things. I'm in several online autism-centered parent groups. This is mainly so I can offer support and also learn - as I like learning about resources around to help advise families and friends. Want to know a secret? I hate it. You … Continue reading We’re Listening
Content note for filicide and violence against people with disabilities. If I have to read about one more parent who says that they wish their child was dead, I will scream. Straight up, I have read "I wish I could kill my child" and "I would rather my kid just be dead already than have … Continue reading Anger
Content note for child death. This is a hard one. I haven't been active on here for a while. Classes have been long, my health has been acting up, but something else has made it even harder. I've mentioned before about my brothers. My eleven year old hobbit, and my seven year old cabbage. Both … Continue reading In Memory
This past Saturday, I presented at the 2nd Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium! It was a very fun experience, and I met lots of interesting people. As always, I try to upload the presentation information online. I know it's difficult for some people to attend these events, whether it's due to cost, distance, or other … Continue reading Executive Functioning and Independent Living