More Autism is an add-on blog to my former one, Living with ADD-ADHD-Dyslexia: Autism so I could include what I have recently discovered. There are so many articles and resources of support we decided a second Blog about Autism and living within the Autism Spectrum was necessary.
Since launching this Blog, “Living with ADD-ADHD-Dyslexia” in July we find it so interesting that the media is now creating T.V. shows featuring people living within the Autism Spectrum. New to T.V. is a show on Netflix called “Atypical” about a high school senior with Asperger’s Syndrome. ABC’s new show, “The Good Doctor,” along with one of the most popular shows on T.V., CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory,” each deal with people on the Autism Spectrum who are also labeled One show openly discusses it, the latter only implies it.
Just this week, Barbara Corcoran, star of “Shark Tank” and a successful real estate entrepreneur revealed how she has suffered her whole life with Dyslexia. This revelation came about as she was the first to be cut from“Dancing with the Stars.” So many have told their stories about living with ADD-ADHD-Dyslexia and Autism, we can’t help but be inspired by many. There have actually been many, many more shows and movies that have characters with learning differences, but they are never actually labeled as such. Finally, it’s a new day, and Hollywood is embracing learning differences, and so are various industries around the world.
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This week CNN had a fabulous article entitled: “How the World is Changing for Travelers with Autism” by Starre Vartan, September 26, 2017. I provided the link to the exact article but thought I would also give a list of services and resources the article gives. Please Note: I am reporting what I read in CNN and have no affiliation with any of the sources or services listed below.
Resources and Services
–Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.
–Autism Speaks, with Autism Friendly Events Page.
-Zoe Gross is the Director of Operations for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.
-The Center for Disease Control has a link for Autism, a “developmental disability,” that affects one out of every sixty-eight children.
–Jennifer Malia has a Blog titled, “Mom with Autism,” and is a professor at Norfolk State University of Virginia.
–Jet Blue, whose founder speaks openly about Living with ADD-ADHD-Dyslexia learning differences, has created a real-life opportunity for people with learning differences to experience going through security, checking in, boarding, dis-embarking a plane all within busy airport environments, in partnership with the TSA, in over twenty locations.
-The TSA has also designed a program called “Wings for Autism.”
Museums with special Autism Programs
–Lisa Jo Rudy has a Blog entitled: “Autism in the Museum.”
– has six programs.
Travel Agents Specializing with Trips for Special Needs Travelers
Hotels, Resorts and Services with Special Accommodations and/or Programs
In Conclusion for More Autism
I like to remind people there has been much written about many of our most important artists, scientists, and statesmen who were also dealing with learning differences. Consider:
Personally, my best friend and I have come to view our learning differences as gifts, and I, for one, KNOW that my visual and writing talents rely solely on those differences. I am grateful.
October 1 Headlines
A recent article by Carmen George at the Tribune News Service, titled “Perched on saddle, haircuts happy experience for autistic kids.” Hairdresser, Kelly Muzie, opened up her farm to children with issues to allow them a stress-free time in the barber’s chair.
There was also an article by Christina Jewett, for the Tribune News Service, titled “They have nowhere to go.” This article says many older children and young adults end up staying in hospitals because there are no facilities available after an injury or illness.
And, let us know what you think of the two new T.V. shows this season: ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” and Netflix’s “Atypical.” Are they getting it right? If you had a way to let the writers know, what would you say? I plan on writing them both and would love to include your opinions as well.
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