Lack of Funding, Training, Humanity and Common Sense is Winning

Many people who are living with a family member, loved one, or friend with autism (along with many other disabilities and conditions) live with the constant fear that something like this incident will happen to them. In a Fresco, CA news story posted this morning, another mother/parent has had to watch while their autistic child… Continue reading Lack of Funding, Training, Humanity and Common Sense is Winning

Autism is Just a Word

What a loaded term, so subjective and deceptive. There used to be a disorder called Asperger's Syndrome. While many still refer to it and utilize it, it has been removed from the DSM-V at its publication. What is the DSM-V? However, it is most commonly referred to as the highest functioning level of Autism. What… Continue reading Autism is Just a Word

Navigating Life with the Autistic Adult Child

When I remember back to my son's early days, from toddler to high school student, it was tough. By tough, I mean "spending the night in the hospital waiting for your child to get a bed at a psychiatric facility tough" or "standing at the door, sobbing, hoping the police will not use the taser… Continue reading Navigating Life with the Autistic Adult Child

Taking on what Appears to be an Insurmountable Challenge: Autistic Adults in the Workplace

Autism is one of the most diagnosed mental health conditions, skyrocketing over the past few decades. Many are asking why. There are the misinformed who mistakenly believe that a now redacted, shameful attempt at connecting Autism with vaccinations was fact. Some still actually believe there is thimerisol (mercury) in vaccines. That was removed many years… Continue reading Taking on what Appears to be an Insurmountable Challenge: Autistic Adults in the Workplace