Employment and Autism

I was impressed and gratified by a recent CBS 60 Minutes segment on “companies seeking out potential employees with autism.”* It is such an important topic to explore and consider, and the feature echoed many concepts we wrote about in READ MORE

Accommodations for My Sensations!

As a spin-off from our last blog, I’d like to address some of my sensory differences and how I respond and/or cope with them.

Currently, the one thing I do constantly is move my legs when I am sitting, even … READ MORE

Stimming in Autism

The term “stimming” is a shortened reference to self-stimulatory behaviors. Examples of these in autism include rocking, spinning, hand-flapping, tapping, vocal sounds, repeating words or phrases, and others. People without autism stim too! Are you a hair twirler, … READ MORE

The Challenge of Change

As a person with autism, I thrive in structure. I need an organized schedule in which a routine is established. Change is difficult for me to handle. As an example, going back a few months, I really struggled with trying … READ MORE

Glass Half Full

Yes, our lives have been up-ended and challenged by COVID-19. Fear, upset, and anxiety are to be expected, as well as disappointment and mourning for cancelled events and occasions. But through all this, I can’t help but try to find … READ MORE