Planning for the future

Coming across this article wasn’t exactly the kind of reading I needed to see but, on the other hand, sometimes it’s the kick in the rear you need to keep moving forward. Thankfully I’ve been pushing myself forward a little this week.

The article is entitled “Few Parents Plan for Future of Children with Disabilities, Study Finds” by Courtney Perkes over at Disability Scoops. Now I just need to go back and read the rest of the article. Even though I’ve been pushing myself a little lately, I have more to do.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

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Deaf

This video is to me just another example of people coming together no matter what their special ability. This story is about some deaf business owners that are creating a business nationwide for those who are deaf.

You can find it over at the ATTN, a media company that looks to break down important societal topics and conversations into digestible, entertaining  videos. This video is about the Mozzeria Pizza company and their owners.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

Girls + autism

As I said in a previous posted entitled Girls, Women and Autism, ever since I received a comment from a young lady whose sister is autistic, I’ve felt it’s important to cover girls and autism any time I get a chance.

I also know I’ve mentioned this film at least once before and so when I read this article, which is actually an interview with the screenwriter of the film, I felt it was definitely worth talking about again.

The article is entitled “What Inspired the Film ‘Please Stand By’ About a Woman with Autism” by Robert Watkins over at The Mighty. There’s also a link at the end of the article to the full interview.

Sincerely-

     

Autism Librarian

Disability?

So I read this article, thinking that I read their prior post entitled Autism is Not My Disability but I’m not sure and unfortunately I’ve not been able to find it because the link takes you to a sight that is private.

That said, I found this article quite thoughtful. The article is entitled “Autism, Disability and Unaccommodating People” by Anonymously Autistic over at The Mighty. Definitely food for thought.

Sincerely-

     

Autism Librarian

Kissability

What a great name for a book and it’s also a great follow up to my previous post entitled Dating. Tonight’s post is about the book Kissability, written by Katherine, a woman who has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheel chair.

The post is entitled “Who I Can Talk to about Dating and Disability“, courtesy of Easterseals. I just checked my library and unfortunately, they don’t have it, so I guess I’ll just have to recommend it.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

Dating

I must say this is a topic I’ve not approached really with my son, perhaps one day but maybe I need to start reading up on it now and this article is probably a good place to start. The article is entitled “Ten Steps to Help a Teen With Autism Navigate Dating” over at Autism Speaks. That said, I guess I’ll read it tonight and print it up at work tomorrow. There’s always a new adventure around the corner.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

 

Girls, women and autism

Anytime I come across an article on girls and autism, I usually try and post it because I know it’s an under reported and research topic. So tonight I’m posting this article I found entitled “Don’t Overlook Autistic Girls” by Sally J. Pla over at the Miami Herald.

I once got a comment from a young lady on the other side of the world when I posted an article about girls and autism. I remember she really appreciated the article, so whenever I see an article on autism and girls, I always think back to her.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

Working at the car wash

Okay, there is a song by almost that same title entitled Working at the Car Wash Blues by my favorite singer of all time, Jim Croce but unlike Jim’s song, there are no blues here.

The video here is about a father who started up a car wash to hire his son and others like him. The video is entitled “Car Wash Hires People with Autism” over at the 60 Seconds Docs Presents website.

So as I sit here, my son appears ready to move on from the Vocational Skills Program with the Special School District of St. Louis County, I am pondering what’s next for him.

He does love cars but I think our next step is to take him over to a car shop that a friend of my brother’s owns and see if he can hang out there again. We’ve done it once and we’re invited to come back. So that’s our next step.

Sincerely-

     

Autism Librarian