Interview with Marcus Boyd on Autism Activist and Music

What is an autism activist? An autism activist is someone who advocates for rights of autistic people. An autism activist believes in helping autistics who have less than they do and provide services for better outcomes in life. Special interests can guide autistic people into becoming their own activists and advocates in the world. NowContinue reading “Interview with Marcus Boyd on Autism Activist and Music”

Interview with Mrs. Bella on Music Intervention

What is music intervention? Music intervention is a kind of intervention in which helps autistics with self-expression, such as their feelings and emotions. Quintin (2019) shares that music evokes circuits of rewards and emotional responses in an autistic brain, which are released from the inside out. Music intervention has proved to help autistics improve theirContinue reading “Interview with Mrs. Bella on Music Intervention”

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”

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”

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”

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”