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”

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”

Mike McDonald

This guest story is by Mike McDonald, a young man on the Autism spectrum from Massachusetts. He spends his time working as a Graphic Designer at home. Also, he holds a part time job at a liquor store, in which he enjoys learning about the different kinds of wines and beers that come in. HeContinue reading “Mike McDonald”

Book Review: “Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic” by Micheal McCreary

Let me tell everyone something! This book is an excellent, hilarious perspective of living with Autism through Micheal McCreary. He is an individual living with Autism who is in his 20s, and he is a stand-up comedian. He really loves to perform on stage through comedy. Ever since he was a little boy, he enjoyedContinue reading “Book Review: “Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic” by Micheal McCreary”

Skills and Talents

Just like everyone else in the world, individuals living with Autism have their own skills and talents. These skills and talents can be very helpful to turn into careers. For example, anyone who loves drawing can go into many art careers: Art Teacher, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, etc. As I have mentioned in my lastContinue reading “Skills and Talents”

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental, lifelong disability. Autism affects communication and behavior of individuals living with it, thus affects everyday functioning. The picture above shares common signs and symptoms of living with Autism. It is important to remember though that Autism is different in every individual living with it. More and more individualsContinue reading “What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?”