Eye Contact

Do our eyes tell so much about ourselves? Eye contact is a form of non-speaking communication between people by demonstrating emotions. Poor or lack of eye contact is one of the signs/symptoms of Autism. My parents shared with me that I lacked eye contact for a very long time. It took me a long timeContinue reading “Eye Contact”

Interview with Marcus Boyd on Autism Activist and Music

What is an autism activist? An autism activist is someone who advocates for rights of autistic people. An autism activist believes in helping autistics who have less than they do and provide services for better outcomes in life. Special interests can guide autistic people into becoming their own activists and advocates in the world. NowContinue reading “Interview with Marcus Boyd on Autism Activist and Music”

Interview with Mrs. Bella on Music Intervention

What is music intervention? Music intervention is a kind of intervention in which helps autistics with self-expression, such as their feelings and emotions. Quintin (2019) shares that music evokes circuits of rewards and emotional responses in an autistic brain, which are released from the inside out. Music intervention has proved to help autistics improve theirContinue reading “Interview with Mrs. Bella on Music Intervention”

Early Detections of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Have you ever had a feeling that something was different? After I turned one years old, my parents noticed I was not making regular developmental milestones compared to my older sister, Samantha. This was back when my family and I were living in Brooklyn, NY. The Child Mind Institute (n.d.), shares some developmental milestones infantsContinue reading “Early Detections of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)”

Interview with Timothy Rohrer on Disability Inclusion

What is disability inclusion? The CDC (n.d) shares the meaning of disability inclusion as allowing individuals with disabilities be part of society just like everyone else. Examples of disability inclusion includes the following: individuals with disabilities being employed in the workplace, participating in school clubs and activities, playing in games and sports in the community,Continue reading “Interview with Timothy Rohrer on Disability Inclusion”

Traveling on the Autism spectrum

What are your plans this summer? The summer season has begun, and many families are traveling for day trips or vacation. Although, depending on an individual’s personality and/or where the individual is on the Autism spectrum, needs and challenges will be different for everyone. Thus, day trips and vacations can be difficult for many Autistics.Continue reading “Traveling on the Autism spectrum”

4th of July

This year’s 4th of July is coming back to how we used to celebrate 4th of July. From watching fireworks to having BBQ parties, it is a fun holiday. Although, this holiday is one of the many holidays that can be hard for Autistics, due to social interactions and/or sensory sensitivity. When it came toContinue reading “4th of July”

Echolalia

What is echolalia? Lowry (n.d.) explains the meaning of echolalia by an individual repeating words, phrases, or sentences that occurs in the environment. Echolalia is one of the signs or symptoms of Autism. For me, I had echolalia after starting to develop verbal language at age six. I repeated words from anyone who interacted withContinue reading “Echolalia”

Choosy eater to Healthy eater

Are you someone who likes to eat only certain foods? One of the signs or symptoms of Autism are people’s less interest in food or uncommon food preferences due to sensory issues, underdeveloped oral motor muscles, or behaviors influenced from the environment. During physical therapy at a very young age, I had trouble chewing foods,Continue reading “Choosy eater to Healthy eater”

Life in the Middle

A well-known concern from families is about having more kids after finding out their child was diagnosed with Autism. The answer to the question is that siblings are your Autistic child’s best friends for life. I know because I am the only one out of four that is Autistic in my family. I share beingContinue reading “Life in the Middle”