When your struggles are perceived as mild... and your strenght as 💪, but are constantly confused and overwhelmed on the inside as well as outside...What then? Aspergers ... ADHD. Sketchbook drawing and digital manipulation. #illustrationart#drawing#aspergers#adhd#asd
Communication breakthrough 😭
Back to school today and Jacob struggled with the transition. Thursdays are particularly hard for him as he is picked up by his dad and not by me, so as soon as I said it’s time to get ready for school he got upset, crying, yelling, hiding etc. After about 30 minutes he was able to say ‘I want outside, not school’. I said to him when we get to school he can ask Mrs Sully (his aide) to take him outside.That worked!!! In the car on the way to school he practiced saying ‘Mrs Sully, I need to go outside please.’ and when we got there he went straight up to her and asked (no hello or anything, but meh, who cares! Hello is such an unfunctional word)!!!
We walked together to the ‘tranquility garden’ which is a little enclosed space the school have been using for Jacob to regulate.
The fact that Jacob is now starting to articulate what he needs to regulate is massive. Hopefully we can solidify this skill and reduce his running away and lashing out. It’s been a loooooooong battle to get to this point. So thankful for his school who are so ‘get’ him and work so hard to help him.
So there must be a very good cause or reason for me posting such a ghastly un polished ,un edited image of me ... & the reason is total despair with how to help Daisy at the moment with her anxieties worse than we have experienced lately .. The past 10 days or so have been heartbreaking My god this #asd lark really lures you into happiness then grabs it with both hands and plummets you (collective) into the depths of hell. I literally hand her to the hounds of Hell each day ... #camhs are no where on the horizon ..2 years waiting now , OT have done a disappearing act .. & the parent support worker Hastily & I mean hastily replied to my concerns .. With .. “Don’t worry .. She will catch up.” Hellllooo .. I can’t bare it .. Everyone’s gone to bed and this is me & we do it all again tomorrow #wheresthehelp I honestly don’t know how to make it better & no authorities at all can be bothered #asd ?? #sensoryprocessingdisorder#daughter#anxieties#reallife
Hoy comenzamos nueva serie y no te la puedes perder.... Que tanto impactar tu entorno? Que tanto influyes en los que te rodean?... Hoy nuesteo amigo y pastor @ptrsanchez Manuel Sanchez abrirá la cartelera de #DejandoHuellas 7:45 pm en Casa Inn Tetabiate entre Queretaro y Tehuantepec, Cd Obregon) #asd#iasd#jovenes#tedtalks#godtalks
This was me I tried to be as normal as possible, I tried to blend in as much as I could. I was only masking myself to keep people in my life and by my side. I wanted to appear as Neurotypical as I could. But being around people that don't see things as you do you start to realize I'll never think like them, I extended too much to be normal as possible and that really messes our self-esteem up. @autism_community_ig @autismtough
I always felt like I tried too hard and still felt outta place. Our brain isn't wired that way there's no way people can love the real you if they don't see you. The clear way I started seeing people is when I was open about who was not trying to blend in. The reason I used to never like bringing it up, was because I was embarrassed of it, and I've had to acknowledge my brain isn't wired the same. #ASD#actuallyautistic#actuallyautisticadult#neurodiverse#aspielife#takeyourmaskoff#accuracy 💯💯💯♥️💙♥️
every time we walked by this mechanical bull at the fair, she would look over and ask about it. She knew that her daddy road one on our first date~ did I? This was her way of saying she wanted to try it. The man in charge was ‘read in’ to my familiar -do what I say on pain of torture speech -and took her $5 .
Her smiles filled my spirit until giggles burst out! She played games until she won all the stuffed animals she wanted. It was her money.
The Ferris wheel man let us ride until the sun went down. She always records the money she spends no matter where she is.
Sometimes it is important to budget and discuss the value of money and some may say those little stuffed animals aren’t worth $$. But what you and I didn’t know was that the very next night she brought them to give to the little girls in her church class.
They were never for her. 🐳🐠
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Some days are great, some days are hard. It’s always important to remember to just breathe. 💙💞 #Autism_quotes#Report : autism_quotes
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Afternoon car rides from school are usually car conversatIons where manages and plans the rest of his afternoon. I’m learning that this plan helps him to be less anxious, and he’s made most of this schedule himself. He’s decided recently he wants to start a pattern for bathing-shower one night, bath the next, and so on. 🤷♀️ Today he spent the majority of the ride home going over the schedule several times. I’m learning so much, and the older he gets the more evident it all becomes. My sweet, special boy. ♥️#aspergers#asd#hfa
Teaching time 🤓
Teaching provides benefits two fold.
1️⃣ Our new employees are learning from people that do the work they are teaching every day and have a deep understanding of the process and its nuances. Further, the teachers are able to appreciate where the new employees are starting from as they once were in their shoes. Learning from someone that has come from where you are is encouraging and engaging!
2️⃣ Our experienced employees are put in a position where they have to articulate processes they typically do by muscle memory. This helps our experienced employees better conceptualize their work which leads to improved understanding and confidence!
Here's to a willingness to teach others and an openness to learn from them. 🎓💙
When your afternoon pick-me-up tastes a little sweeter 😍 Not only did @timothybarrett purchase a bag of SARRC's #BeneficialBeans coffee, he and his @racewaycarwash team hired a few individuals through SARRC's employment program for adults with autism. To shop the products and have 100% of your proceeds benefit adults with autism, visit bit.ly/BeneficialBeans!
Don’t ever be afraid to let your inner wild woman out especially when you’re about to go into a meeting to fight for your child. I will never stop making sure she has access to all the resources to help with her ASD. Women we have the power! ✊🏻🌸