How Can You Help with One of Our Comorbid Conditions?

By Rochelle Johnson Everything I do—every thought, feeling, action, compulsion, achievement, and failure—comes from an autistic lens. Why? Because it’s who I am. There are many things I can share from the lens of autism but today I want to focus on comorbid conditions. Comorbidity in terms of being autistic means that we can have disorders that co-occur with our autism. For some it’s an intellectual disability, significant speech articulation issues, or mobility issues. But by far the most common, as far as I understand it, is that of mood … [Read more...]

Change the Sign, Change the Attitude

By Stephen Morris John was tough, strong, and headed to Afghanistan to fight for his country. He never paid much attention to accessibility issues. That changed after an IED explosion left him partially paralyzed from the waist down. Seven-year-old Crystal was born with a partially formed lower leg and foot. Up until recently, she had spent more than her fair share of time in doctors’ offices and hospitals. But today her world is boundless thanks to her new carbon fiber purple prosthetic leg. Wanda just turned 86 and her body isn’t … [Read more...]

Summer Blog Hop: Letter to My Younger Self

Meriah Nichols from A Little Moxie has a summer blog challenge and I'm always up for a challenge so I thought I'd take her up on it! Also, I've never been a part of a blog hop...it sounds so festive and fun, so another reason to join in. Here's what she has to say: Let’s try and follow a story arc. Let’s try and write our way through the whole arc of our connection with disability, and then let’s gather the posts at the end of the summer series and publish them in a book! Sound good? Ambitious enough?! She includes the entire collection of … [Read more...]

Summer Blog Hop:
Many Personas for My Asperger Son

Meriah Nichols from A Little Moxie has a summer blog challenge and I'm always up for a challenge so I thought I'd take her up on it! Also, I've never been a part of a blog hop...it sounds so festive and fun, so another reason to join in. Here's what she has to say: Let’s try and follow a story arc. Let’s try and write our way through the whole arc of our connection with disability, and then let’s gather the posts at the end of the summer series and publish them in a book! Sound good? Ambitious enough?! She includes the entire collection of … [Read more...]