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”

Autism Month

Every April is Autism month. Although, everyday is journey for all Autistics. Over the years, the community has been pushing for the world to go from awareness to acceptance and advocacy. Acceptance becomes more than just awareness and appreciation because it becomes everyday living. People learn to embrace others with no judgements. Also, people learnContinue reading “Autism Month”

Andrew Maggio: Finding Romance on the Autism Spectrum

There are so many topics that can benefit the community. I decided to collaborate people within the community to share messages and discuss important topics that should be addressed. For this topic, I have collaborated with Andrew Maggio, who was a guest on my blog back in February of this year. He came back onContinue reading “Andrew Maggio: Finding Romance on the Autism Spectrum”

Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

Throughout my school years, I always had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). I even attended my my Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings throughout my school years. Now, as a paraprofessional for elementary school students with Autism, I became my students’ advocate, and I am working with my sudents to accomplish their goals in school. ThisContinue reading “Individualized Education Plan (IEP)”

This Is Autism

I am beyond proud and excited to share about being in a published book called, “This Is Autism”! The book provides various perspectives, including my own, about living with Autism. The book was published by Ms. Jessica Leichtweisz, CEO of Hope Education Services, and Aidan Allman-Cooper, Founder and Chairman of Special Education Committee of AdvocatesContinue reading “This Is Autism”