Anxiety and girls

Anxiety. Such a heavy word for many people, including me. Like I’ve said in the past, I think we’re all on the spectrum, I think we all have anxiety. The difference is that it manifest’s itself differently for everyone.

This article, entitled “When Girls with Autism Mask How They’re Feeling” by J.L. Dark over at The Mighty, talks about those with autism and anxiety. Now I know my daughter has anxiety, the question to me has always been, is she on the spectrum?

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

 

 

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Inclusive

Okay, so today I have two articles to post because each of them in their own way, tell a story about society and how it’s changing for the better. The first one is entitled “Tribeca Win Goes To Film Starring Those On The Spectrum” by Michelle Diament over at Disability Scoop.

The second article is entitled “Beauty Pageant Contestant With Down Syndrome Set To Make Historyby Aimee Blanchette and also over at Disability Scoop via the Star Tribune. It’s nice to see inclusion and diversity becoming more common.

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian

Teachers

Okay, it’s been a while since I’ve post and it was because of technical issues. So anyway, I want to start back up with an article that I read today and truly enjoyed. It’s entitled “I Actually Thanked a Teacher” by Bob Greene over at the Wall Street Journal.

As usual, the Wall Street Journal has limited access but I was fortunate enough to find most of article over at another blog entitled Live & Learn by David Kanigan and so I thought I would share it that way.

The reason I think I appreciate the article so much is for the fact that how much I appreciate the teachers that have taught my oldest son. Over the years, they’ve always asked how’s he doing? So this article is for all teachers. Thank you!

Sincerely-

    

Autism Librarian

Hamilton in a new light

Reading this article I found quite fascinating. The article tonight is entitled “What a Conversation About ‘Hamilton’ Reminded Me About My Son With Asperger’s” by over at The Mighty.

For a twelve year old to see himself in Hamilton is very cool. It makes me wonder does my son see himself in others? It’s a question to be asked. I believe we should all try and look at life from a different perspective sometimes. It might just open our eyes to a whole new world.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

A new twist to ABLE v. Special Needs Trust

I guess that title is just the law librarian coming out in me. It’s really not one versus the other but rather making them both equal. I’ve been thinking about when to create a Special Needs Trust because it’s something that my son wasn’t going to able to do (until now) except with an ABLE account.

Anyway, it turns out that according to this article entitled “New Law Expands Access To Special Needs Trusts” by Michelle Diament over at Disability Scoop, now he can.Okay Missouri, as well as, Alaska, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, time to get going on that ABLE account.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Surprise!

Over the weekend, I noticed that my oldest son hadn’t turned in his permission slip for yoga like I asked him too last week. He also kept forgetting to give the donation certificate we received for a donation we made in honor of a friends mom who suddenly passed away recently to that friend.

Well, I e-mailed his teacher this morning but since it was a half-day, she never got back to me. When I asked him about those two things tonight however, he said he did both. I’m very proud of him. It was a nice surprise.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Keep on trucking

That’s a phrase that takes me back and while I have no article to post tonight, I think that phrase describes what I’ve been doing for the last few days. I didn’t have my kids this weekend so I just worked on planning for the future of my oldest son (and his siblings).

Working on updating my life insurance while getting prepared with some workshops over the next few months, to open up an ABLE account and a Special Needs Trust because that’s what dads do for the kids with special abilities (and their siblings). Oh yea, and that’s what we librarians do, research.

Sweet dreams!

  

Autism Librarian