It meant I finally found what I had been searching for, for more than 30 years. It meant closure of something looming over me. It meant satisfaction in me and my life in general. It was a relief to put a name to my idiosyncrasies and it gave me understanding and wisdom.
On December 18th, 2013, I signed the closing papers for my new house. It has taken me a long time to be able to afford to purchase a home and the experience has been exhausting, yet wonderful.
Individuals with autism and other disabilities may act differently in an emergency situation due to sensory challenges; therefore, their behavior should not be interpreted as threatening.
If Thomas Edison had given up on his dream, where would we be? Answer: In the dark. He tried 350 different ways to make the light bulb work. It’s not a failure; it’s just another way that doesn’t work. Try, try, and try again until you succeed. It just takes time and patience because it doesn’t happen overnight.
Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Do it your way in your own time on your terms. Remember you can be anything you want to be, you may just have to do it a little differently in order to fulfill your dreams. Dream big and let the sky be the limit.
I am who I am and there is no changing me. Accept me for who I am and you will see autism in a whole new light.
With the Presidential Elections just a few short weeks away, now is the time to learn about your rights as a voter!
by Amy Goodman Co-Director, Autism NOW Center August is back-to-school month and for students who plan on attending college in the near future, we hope that you use this time to think and plan ahead. Students with autism and other developmental disabilities may have to take extra steps when it comes to preparing for college such…
Individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities may have trouble understanding social rules, and therefore may need some extra help learning them.
To help protect your child from bullying, we wanted to introduce some information about detecting bullying and ways to stop it after it is occurring. It is important to learn about bullying so that you can protect your child against it.