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
If you've ever attended an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, you know how stressful they can be. I remember attending my own IEP meetings as a child, as well as looking over my brother's to check for mistakes. As part of my degree courses, I took a class this past semester on how to create … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to the IEP
Finally: a short post! If you've been reading this blog for a while, you'll notice that the website has been a little bit redesigned. I'm hoping this design might be a bit more accessible, but I'm still working out a few issues. If you have any suggestions or accessibility concerns, please let me know!
The other day, someone said to me "it's so inspiring that you're overcoming your autism!" Not surprisingly, I hear this one a lot. "Overcoming" autism. "Despite" the autism. "Fighting" autism. "Don't forget; you're a person with autism." It's something that always throws me off, really. It's as if autism is supposed to be a roommate - you know, the … Continue reading No, I’m Not “Overcoming” Autism
This past Saturday, I was given the opportunity to speak at the Autism Society of East Tennessee's Autism Educational Conference. I felt a bit out of place (most of the people there were neurotypical), but that's okay. My topic that I presented on was the management and prevention of meltdowns, as well as how to … Continue reading Managing and Preventing Meltdowns
I'm currently preparing for my session at an Autism conference, and my anxiety levels are through the roof. I'm covering how to best manage/prevent meltdowns, and ironically, I feel close to having one myself. My last few posts have also been a bit serious, especially with it being Autism Acceptance Month and finals coming up … Continue reading Positive Thinking
Content note: this post may be upsetting for some, especially for my fellow autistics who also are anxious about April. And of course, April is 'Autism Awareness Month.' I'm already cringing inside. The urge to burrow underneath my weighted blanket until May is honestly very tempting. You might've gathered it from my last post, but … Continue reading When You’re Afraid of Autism Awareness Month