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

Workplace Discrimination and the Autistic Adult

    Just when you think that you've reached a point when you can relax and enjoy watching your adult child with autism spread their wings and be successful with employment...you get smacked with workplace discrimination. I don't have the numbers for how many young adults with Autism are leaving school and entering adulthood. I'm… Continue reading Workplace Discrimination and the Autistic Adult