TV shows and movies starring autistic people

Did you know more autistic people are working in the entertainment industry? The entertainment industry has been working on including autistic people as actors and actresses in TV shows and movies. It is still a work in progress, but the entertainment industry has been improving when it comes to starring autistic people in TV showsContinue reading “TV shows and movies starring autistic people”

Best aspects of being Autistic

April is National Autism Acceptance and Awareness Month! Personally, I learned being Autistic when I was in 6th grade, even though I was diagnosed with autism about the age of two. My family and I were at a family’s friend house one day, and we watched Dr. Temple Grandin’s HBO documentary film. After the film,Continue reading “Best aspects of being Autistic”

One year in the sunshine state!

Today is a special day! My family and I have been living in Florida for a year now. We arrived in Florida exactly a year ago on this date, and it was spring break for the schools during the time. When we arrived, we moved into a rental apartment complex that we ended up livingContinue reading “One year in the sunshine state!”

New year, New start!

Can’t you believe it is 2022? The picture I posted demonstrates a new chapter in life. My family and I are beginning the new year in our new home, here in Florida! We are only a couple months away from being one year since living in Florida, after growing up in New Jersey for twentyContinue reading “New year, New start!”

Instructional Strategies for teaching Autistics

What are some strategies for teaching autistics? After receiving my ASD diagnosis around the age of two, my parents got me early intervention services. My early intervention services included all kinds of therapies, in which I received seven days a week. Evidence-based practices were applied, which helped me tremendously. Today, I apply evidence-based practices intoContinue reading “Instructional Strategies for teaching Autistics”

Assessments for ASD

How does a child or adult get evaluated for ASD? What kind of assessments are involved? During the age of one, my parents were recommended by a neurologist that I should get evaluated for ASD. My parents wanted to know what was going on with me in regards to my development, so they followed theContinue reading “Assessments for ASD”

Stimming

What is stimming? Wang (n.d.) explains the meaning of stimming as repetitive behaviors, such as movement and/or speech. Stimming is one of the signs/symptoms of Autism. When I was really young, I used to rock back and forth, bang my head against the wall, and spin in circles nonstop. There are many reasons that AutisticsContinue reading “Stimming”

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”

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”