Everyone can get frustrated at noise or lights. People with autism are especially sensitive to it. Your mind has the ability to filter out an extraneous sound or a slight flicker to a light. However, a person with autism may not. It may be a trigger for them and it may not be obvious to … Continue reading Sensory Overload-
Advocate You are your child’s advocate in any level of planning meetings, the professionals do want good things for your child. But it is within the framework of what is best for themselves and their institution. My son required quite extensive interventions when he was younger. In home therapy, early childhood, speech, OT, etc. We … Continue reading Advocate- Special Education
Violence was not the right response. It only fueled the hatred. Yet the alt-right were chanting for the end of Jews and the beginning of ethnic cleansing. I am trying to think of a good analogy. The best I can think of is what if OJ's children went to the Goldman's house and began chanting … Continue reading Charlottesville’s White Supremacy Rally
Wonderful. Challenging. Beautiful. Frustrating. But so worth it. My boyfriend, Kyle, and I have been dating for around a year and a half now, and he has been diagnosed with autism, ADHD, and dyslexia. I’m often asked if that makes a relationship difficult, and my honest answer is always yes. Of course it does. So […] … Continue reading A Great Read about Autism
Mental illness is just that. An illness. We don’t make fun of a person with cancer. We do not shun them or think them as weird. Mental illness is not the person’s fault.
If you write poems, they are a great way to get started in getting published in journals. It’s so important to do your homework before sending your manuscript to a publisher. Make sure to take notes for each publisher you research. You will most likely want to compare them to each other before deciding where … Continue reading 62 NO FEE poetry book publishers important tips on submitting your manuscript — Trish Hopkinson
That info is great for guidance, but for every generalization made (yes by me included, there are just as many exceptions).