Living alone, in a tiny home

I must say that I’ve read about this idea before but forgot about it until I came across this article tonight. It’s about your kids living on their own in a tiny home that’s actually still on your property.

The article here is entitled “Accessory Dwelling Offers Bridge To Independence” by Patty Hastings over at Disability Scoop and courtesy of The Columbian/TNS. I’ve also seen it for living with older family members.

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Autism Librarian

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Mix-use housing development

When the term mix-use is typically used, I think of housing and businesses but in this case it’s housing for adults that are both autistic and typically developed. According to the article it maybe the first of it’s kind in the country.

The article is entitled “Housing To Mix Adults With Autism, Typically-Developing Residentsby

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Autism Librarian

Zippers, buttons and shoe laces, oh my!

I remember back in the day when my son hated zippers, buttons and tags. He also couldn’t tie his shoes. Now while he still doesn’t like any of those things, he can do zippers and buttons (mostly), can sort of knows how to tie his shoes and no longer hates tags.

When I saw this article today over at ABC News I was like, what an idea! The article is entitled “Mom Creates Clothing Line So Autistic Children Can Learn to Dress Themselves” by Alexa Valiente. An idea whose time has come.

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Autism Librarian

Okay, so this article on hoarding hits a little close to home

Just recently my daughter has been working to get me to clean the house so she can bring friends over. So when I read this article, “Autism & Hoarding: Adult Son Fears Parent’s Help with Overflowing Room” by Micah Mazurek over at Autism Speaks website, it hit a little close to home.

I know my son does the same thing and as the article says “classic examples include bits of string, pieces of metal or paper scraps”.¬† I need to get better at cleaning, as well as not hoarding, and not just for my sake but my kids as well.

Sensory issues abound

As most parents of children with autism know, you never know what will set them off and that’s true not only at school or out in public but also at home. So it’s only natural that just like the phrase “there’s an app for that”, “there’s a solution for that” as well.

Check out the article entitled “Designer Focuses on Interiors for Those with Autism” by at Disability Scoop via the Star-Tribune in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Autism Librarian

 

 

Hopefully the Senate will be ABLE to too

I just got an e-mail from Autism Speaks that let me know the ABLE Act has passed in the House of Representatives. Now (as the title of the post indicates) hopefully the Senate will too.

On a sort of a side note to that, I received an e-mail with this great article for adults with autism. It’s entitled “Press Release-First Place: Recruiting Adults with Autism for New Student Residential Program in Phoenix” at the Autism Daily Newscast. Hopefully this idea will catch on as well.

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Autism Librarian