Rachel Hawkins

This guest story is by Rachel Hawkins, a young woman on the Autism spectrum. She has many years of experience as an Occupational Therapist. Today, she strives to demonstrate and promote about neurodiversity, inclusion, and consulting as an Autism self-advocate. She was interviewed by Ms. Jessica Leichtweisz in Jessica’s YouTube series, “Bridge The Gap”. AsContinue reading “Rachel Hawkins”

Interview with Jeff Snyder about self-advocacy, special education experiences, and employment

If you read Jeff Snyder’s story last week, he really shows how much of an Autism self-advocate he is to the community. He has achieved so much and has a bright future ahead! I am so excited to share with everyone a video interview I did with Jeff! Here is our video interview:

Jeff Snyder

This guest story is by Jeff Snyder, a young man on the Autism spectrum from Massachusetts. He is a social media influencer and an Autism self-advocate. He has provided keynote speeches on various topics in special education. When he is not contributing in the Autism community, he works as a janitorial and stores operations specialistContinue reading “Jeff Snyder”

Interview with Aidan Allman-Cooper on Special Education Organization and Special Education field

If you read Aidan Allman-Cooper’s story last week, he is an extraordinary person who has so much going on for him and a bright future. I am so excited to share with everyone a video interview I did with Aidan! Here is our video interview: Here are Aidan’s contact information and social media platforms toContinue reading “Interview with Aidan Allman-Cooper on Special Education Organization and Special Education field”

Aidan Allman-Cooper

This guest story is by Aidan Allman-Cooper, a young man on the Autism spectrum from New Jersey! He is the founder and chairman of his own special education organization called, “Special Education Committee of Advocates”. When he is not working in his special education organization, he is an instructional paraprofessional in a private school. HeContinue reading “Aidan Allman-Cooper”

TV shows and movies about Autism

In our society today, there are TV shows and movies that have been coming out in which characters portray individuals living with Autism. From cartoon shows to regular shows to movies, people get to learn about what living with Autism is like. In the entertainment world, actors and actresses have been coming out to playContinue reading “TV shows and movies about Autism”

First Year as a Paraprofessional down!

Wow, I cannot believe how fast my first school year as a Paraprofessional flew by so fast! I will be honest and say it has been a crazy start to my career. Right before I started in the school I was working in for the school district, I already get told I would be workingContinue reading “First Year as a Paraprofessional down!”

Book Review: Rules by Cynthia Lord

What does this book make you think of? The book title can explain itself, but its more than just about that. The perspective in this book comes from a neurotypical person having a sibling living with Autism; The sister’s name is Catherine, whose perspective is told from in this book, and her brother’s name isContinue reading “Book Review: Rules by Cynthia Lord”

Interview with Joyce Li on ABA and Early Intervention

This guest interview story with is Joyce Li, an ABA Teacher Assistant for an Early Intervention Center and does home cases for children living with Autism. Personally, I have known Joyce since I was in high school and have been good friends with her since then. Today, she is like another sister to me. MyContinue reading “Interview with Joyce Li on ABA and Early Intervention”

Autistic child “REHOMED” to a new family after adoption

A child named Huxley, who is 4 and 1/2 years old and lives with Autism, was “rehomed” to a new family after being adopted to Myka Stauffer and her husband. Huxley was adopted from China and was part of the Stauffer family since he was 2 and 1/2 years old. The Stuaffers did not expectContinue reading “Autistic child “REHOMED” to a new family after adoption”