Here are some things I’ve read this past month that I found helpful, informative, or inspiring. If you like this and find it helpful, please share with others. Thanks!
Opinions and insights
Diary of a Homeless ASD Sibling A reader asked me if I would share her powerful, poignant post. Please give it a read, and check out her blog and her book. An excerpt of her post here: “My brother has been angry with me since I’ve been homeless. He barely speaks to me. I don’t fully know why but I can guess that he feels like I’m no longer there for him. If I could talk to him, I would ask him to please not be angry with me.” Read more
Batman | This American Life. This podcast episode is about blindness, not autism, but it relates. It’s about how the expectations we have for ourselves and for others can have a profound impact on outcomes. It’s perfectly aligned with the concept of presuming competence. It’s pretty astounding. Listen to the podcast or read a transcript.
Adult With Nonverbal Autism Shares What Sensory Overload Feels Like for Her. Excellent read.”Sensory overload is the worst feeling in the world! I get it when I see too many people walking past me or if I hear too many noises at one time. For example, in a room of people talking, my brain tunes into everyone else’s conversation, and I struggle to filter the voices out and listen to the carer I’m with.” Read more