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”

Online college education for Autistic students

As graduation season is approaching and already occurred in some places around the country, Autistics students in high school are getting ready to begin a new journey. Today, there are so many routes Autistics can take for their college education. The most important tip to remember is to choose based on strengths and format ofContinue reading “Online college education for Autistic students”

The importance of Literacy

Growing up, I struggled with reading comprehension. My language development took so much longer that my comprehension was not always great. I grew over the years by reading books I’m interested in, getting extra support in literacy during my school years, and practicing my reading comprehension skills in workbooks. Here are a few important tipsContinue reading “The importance of Literacy”

Autistic YouTubers

There are so many YouTubers on the Autism spectrum that have their own channel to promote, educate, and advocate for people on the Autism spectrum and for people with other disabilities. Here are some channels to check out that I have watched myself: The Aspie World: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAspieWorld Tips 4 Inclusion: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxRAvrg43SfeQH5EsXI4mrg Jesse Saperstein: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCypJuEygdud2PEzMRfrs0-w PurpleContinue reading “Autistic YouTubers”

Children’s Book about Autism and Friendships

Friendships are so important because friends love and accept you as you. As an Autistic paraprofessional who works with elementary school students with disabilities in various classroom settings, it is important to teach peers in the classroom about Autism. Also, it is important to teach peers in the classroom about being a friend to anyone,Continue reading “Children’s Book about Autism and Friendships”

Employment

In the world today, we still face an issue about Autistic adults gaining employment, especially for a dream career. A lot has to do with the balance between level of education and work/volunteer experiences. No matter what, workplaces should be focusing on the individual themselves, especially for their talents and strengths that are already partContinue reading “Employment”