Help! My Loved One Cannot Stay Off Screens! Many people with Autism and ADHD love screen time and there are many benefits to TV, video games, etc. These activities can be educational and even teach important life skills, but too much of a good thing can still be harmful. With COVID-19, everyone is relying onContinue reading “Help! My Loved One Can’t Stay Off Screens!”
Autism and ADHD are invisible disabilities, which means they usually can’t be seen physically. This creates many misunderstandings between teachers, parents and students. Many teachers have a “one-size fits all”, way of teaching which doesn’t work for people with Autism and ADHD. It only complicates things and causes more conflicts between teachers, parents and students.Continue reading “Why Doesn’t My Teacher Understand Autistic Adults?”
Many symptoms between ADHD and Autism overlap. One major symptom is being unable to pay attention and sit still. For many, it’s very painful to pay attention and sit still, unless they can keep their hands busy. There are many fidget toys available but for some, fidget toys don’t work. Some people need other low-techContinue reading “Trouble Focusing? Try Keeping Your Hands Busy!”
Employment is fulfilling for many people, regardless of their abilities. One of the lowest employment rates is with Autistic people. With the increased opportunities to be able to work from home, there shouldn’t be an excuse for an Autistic person to be unable to work if they are capable of doing so. One of theContinue reading “Why Should Autistic Adults Work?”
What is Empathy? Empathy is the feeling associated with being able to understand and identify the feelings and emotions of others. An example would be understanding and making an effort to comfort someone at a time of loss. The supportive person would speak in a calming manner and embrace the person that is grieving orContinue reading “Do Autistic Adults Lack Empathy?”
Many people with Autism and ADHD have various co-existing conditions and challenges that go along with their primary disabilities. One of the most common challenges that go along with Autism and ADHD is Executive Dysfunction. What Is Executive Dysfunction? Executive Dysfunction is a challenge that affect the individual cognitively, emotionally, and behaviorally. They make itContinue reading “Is It Defiance or Executive Dysfunction?”
Many people living with ADHD and Autism love to be creative. They are talented at fine art, crafts, digital art, and so much more. As a woman with ADHD and Autism, I love showing my creative side. I love to sew, cook/bake (yes, I consider food prep as a creative activity!), paint things, jewelry making,Continue reading “How Creativity can Help with Autism and ADHD”
What is Echolalia? Many Autistic people display a behavior called echolalia. It is repeating words they hear from others, or in digital content, such as television, music or video games. They can repeat it right after they hear it, or later on. As an Autistic woman myself, I have this trait too. It is notContinue reading “Is it Echolalia or Just Plain Mimicking?”
On March 25, 2011, I got my first Motorola phone since 2004. After constant nagging, my parents bought me a Motorola Droid X. I fell in love with her as soon as they put me in her hands. I named her “X”. X helped me cope with my Autism and I was able to lowerContinue reading “Nearly 10 Years of Using Motorola/Android”
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