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”

Poem #2: “The Malingerer Goes to the Movies”

The poetry collection series continues here on, “The World of Autism”, by collaborating with another self-advocate from the community, Scott Norman Rosenthal! He was a guest on the blog. Scott Norman grew up writing poetry, and he wanted to share some of his own poems here. The 2nd poem in the series is by ScottContinue reading “Poem #2: “The Malingerer Goes to the Movies””

My biggest change: new life in Florida

After almost 20 years of living in New Jersey, my family and I moved to Florida in mid-March of 2021. I experienced ups and downs with this change. I was stubborn and stressed out by the amount of cleaning I did for my old house, inorder to keep it clean and maintained, and the amountContinue reading “My biggest change: new life in Florida”

Interview with Mark Fleming about “Equally Fit “and Autism Friendly Tampa Advisory Board

Mark Fleming is an autistic entrepreneur who owns a fitness studio. He is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities through exercise and fitness. Mark has bachelors and master’s degrees in exercise science from the university of Alabama. He works closely on improving the lives of autistic individuals by serving on the AutismContinue reading “Interview with Mark Fleming about “Equally Fit “and Autism Friendly Tampa Advisory Board”

Interview with Andrew Maggio on self-advocacy, public speaking, friendship, and inclusion

Growing up with Autism was not an easy task for Andrew Maggio. There were obstacles that he had to face, some without choices. With help from his support system, he became the person he is today. To learn more about Andrew, come check out the interview here:

Interview with Cassidy Hooper on self-advocacy and employment

Cassidy Hooper is an Autistic and Turner Syndrome self-advocate from Northeast Mississippi. She is a young adult on the autism spectrum and lives with a rare genetic condition called “Turner Syndrome”. She was diagnosed with Autism around 17 years old and was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome at 9 days old, just a little after birth.Continue reading “Interview with Cassidy Hooper on self-advocacy and employment”

Interview with Steven Cohen about self-advocacy, inclusion, and employment

Steven Cohen is a 32 year old adult with ASD and co-morbidities. He is utilizing his past experiences to create a better experience for his generation and the generation after his in Nevada. To learn more about Steven, check out the interview here:

Kevin Galbreth

This guest blog story is by Kevin Galbreth. He is a young adult diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder. He was born and raised in New York, but now currently lives in New Jersey. Kevin has experiences working with adults with developmental disabilities. He is one of the panelists in the YouTube webinar series, “Ask An Autistic”.Continue reading “Kevin Galbreth”