In this episode I talk about changes in routine when an ex friend decided to choose her fiancée over me and be with him.
Recently, Forbes put out an article by comparing autistics to artificial intelligence. What is more is more is they insulted the way Dr Grandin thinks and used her as a token. https://www.forbes.com/sites/rahulrazdan/2020/06/07/temple-grandin-elon-musk-and-the-interesting-parallels-between-autonomous-vehicles-and-autism/
Dear parents and guardians, this podcast is for you. I very much thank you and appreciate all that you do for your loved ones who are on the spectrum by standing up for them. It shows other people and organizations or groups where you draw the line. Most importantly, it proves that you want your child to have the same opportunities as others. Yet, how long should you stand up for your child and can they eventually stand up for themselves?
In many houses of worship, people with disabilities often struggle to be accepted by their peers and leadership. In fact, many are discriminated against or persecuted. I am here to call out people who run such a house of worship and their members and let them know that what they are doing is very serious. They need to know that they are bullying and discriminating against people with disabilities.
While autism is very widely known anymore, people often get a distorted image of what "Autism looks like." Like other minority groups, autism comes with stereotypes such as individuals often still "Live with their parents because they are eternal children. Therefore, other people can be bold enough to be condescending. That being said, you don't have to take their crap and belittlement. Rather, you can learn to be assertive.
This is Sunny Dolen. I am 24 years old, living with both of my parents, looking for a job. I currently make five-minute videos for a company called, TVCO, where I summarize episodes of popular TV shows and post them onto the app. I also am currently writing my book, Autism Travels, a long history of Autism, my life on the spectrum, and issues currently facing the Autism community. I hope to fight for equality and to end discrimination. I hope to fight for change and spread love and acceptance for those in the Autism community.
During high school, I attended both my Jr and Sr. Proms and dealt with the same drama and pressure that most teenagers go through during such an important event. From shopping for dresses to dates, to bullying, there is a story to tell.
During high school, peer pressure can be at its highest point where teens want to fit in and be accepted. However, these can be some bad choices that can lead kids down the wrong paths. However, it is better for individuals on the spectrum to lead more structured lives and focus on setting goals once they graduate.
For people who live on the autism spectrum, connecting with people is often more difficult and especially when it comes to finding the right kinds of friends and groups of people. One of the most common scenarios for individuals is vulnerability to toxic friends and other unhealthy types of situations.
What are the signs of a toxic friendship and how can you prevent them?
Tonight, I had a pleasure of speaking with Jude Morrow this evening, who is all the way from Ireland. He has a book out called,"Why Does Daddy Always Look so Sad?"
About the Author
Jude Morrow presented communication and social difficulties
early in life, which led to a diagnosis of Asperger Type Autism at
the age of 11. Despite having educational challenges, Jude
progressed through secondary school and graduated from the
University of Ulster with an honors degree in social work in 2012.
Jude now works as a social worker and is a motivational speaker
and advocate for all things autism. His memoir Why Does Daddy
Always Look So Sad? is the story of one man’s journey to
parenthood, and how his autism profoundly affected that journey,
for both better and worse. When not speaking, writing, or social
working, Jude loves spending time with his son, Ethan,
enjoying the outdoors, cooking, and reading.