Biochemistry & autism

This article is from a couple of years ago and but I think I find it interesting because I don’t think I’ve seen those two terms use together when discussing autism. The article is entitled “Seeking Autism’s Biochemical Roots” by  over at the New York Times. Good stuff!

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

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Today was the day

It didn’t start out to be this kind of day but it ended up that way. I intended to start cleaning my room but the first pile of papers I had in my room to go through turned out to be mostly about my oldest son and his future.

So today was the day I started really planning out his future. I created a sort of time line of what resources I need to get in touch with. I also created a to do list for myself of what I need to do to help create his future. Finally I started making a list of questions to ask a lawyer regarding his future finances.

Right now I’m taking a break to blog a little and then call my kids to wish them good night. Then, it’s back to more research on the next step to take. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

Sincerely-

       

Autism Librarian

 

Transition Families Support Group

So tomorrow afternoon I’m going to my first Transition Families Support Group meeting with a local group called St. Louis Arc. It lasts only an hour and we’re suppose to bring our  lunch but as of now, I won’t know anyone, so we will see how that goes.

There is another meeting that night entitled LAUNCH Support Group which is for A support group for families of young adults who have the potential to live and work in the community, but face barriers to success.  I’m not sure if I belong there (yet) but we’ll see. One step at a time.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

ABLE update in D.C.

So a while ago, I signed up for updates from Congress.gov website on ABLE Accounts and so the other day I got my first update on the bill. If you want to check out what they’re doing in D.C. regarding the legislation, click here. You can also sign up for the alerts.

Meanwhile I need to follow up with my state legislators to get an update on where Missouri is at regarding ABLE Accounts. I’m getting anxious to establish an account for my son.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

Good day

Okay, so once again I don’t have an article but it was a good day none the less. It seems that last week my son got an after school detention for saying an inappropriate word while talking with his friends.

Then yesterday he told me it was two days. Well, first I e-mailed his teacher about this and she said to talk to the grade school principle. When I got his reply (as he is out of town with the journalism club), he only said, Oops. My mistake. One it is.”. So today was a good day.

Sincerely-

       

Autism Librarian

Tonight

Tonight I sit here without an article yet, still a lot to read. I was signed up for a workshop on Special Needs Trust tonight but, decided to skip it. I’ve been to a couple already, so I think now I just need to start to put one together.

I also found the sheet I was looking for earlier on comparing ABLE accounts and Special Needs Trust. That’s what I need to read next and then just make a decision. If not, there’s another workshop on Special Needs Trusts this Thursday.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

Autism & driving

Okay, this article on autism and driving doesn’t talk about my son’s issues, but it still begins for me a discussion on what is one of biggest issues regarding my son and that is transportation. As someone who doesn’t have a car myself and uses public transportation, I really hope one day he will be able to drive.

The article is entitled “If Your Autistic Teenager Is Afraid to Get Behind the Wheel” by over at The Mighty. What I’m hoping to do is to start him driving at our local go-kart track, a place called Pole Position. He loves NASCAR and even though he’s seventeen, he still thinks he will one day race cars. I’m just hoping it will get him started driving period. Here’s hoping.

Sincerely-

         

Autism Librarian

 

Adults with autism

As I read this article tonight and as I struggle to make sure all the supports are in place for my son, for now and for his future, some of what this author says in her article takes me to wondering where my son will be when he is twenty-seven years old.

The article is entitled “When I Say I’m Struggling as an Adult on the Autism Spectrum” by over at The Mighty. I feel like I’m on the right track and it will be from articles like this one that will help to motivate me to make sure my son has as much as I can give him to be ready for the future.

Sincerely-

     

Autism Librarian