Blogs

Halloween Really IS Fun

By Sarah Matincheck

Hi everyone! It’s almost time for Halloween – the one time of year you get to be someone else/get candy/decorate outside/get scared and so on. But Halloween isn’t always fun for every child you know. Halloween was fun for me as a child, but that’s not the case for many kids with autism or special […]

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CAPS and Art

By Khylil

In this blog, Khylil shares more about his recent experience in the Community Autism Peer Specialist (CAPS) Training and how it brought back his love of art!

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The Great Distraction: Our Phones

By Ziggie

In this blog, Ziggie talks about smartphones and how they can become a distraction from the world around us.

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Scientific Uncertainty

By Out of Sync Woman

In this blog, Out of Sync Woman talks about her interest in science and questions she has about the science of autism.

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The Benefits of Autism

By Sarah Matincheck

People may believe that having Autism is generally a bad thing, but there are some good traits that people with Autism possess that those without Autism may not.

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Neutral Specialist

By Khylil

So the last thing I wrote about is how I often would observe things that people would do in a group conversation; which is something I do too often. Of course, it’s just because I do not know how to put myself in a group conversation at ANY time because I either come in way […]

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Please Stand By – Movie Review

By Ziggie

Films surrounding the subject of autism can be very hit or miss. Sometimes a movie will treat a person with ASD like furniture or an immeasurable burden upon their family. Other times, you can get an endearing depiction of autism, and you wish more narratives were like this. Recently I had the opportunity to watch […]

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If Only

By Out of Sync Woman

It’s easy for me to think that “if only” I was dating or married, I would be just like everyone else. I sometimes feel like I’m missing out because I’m single. Wait a minute, is this an accurate feeling or thought? More importantly, is this thought helpful or hurtful? I mean, do these type of […]

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Christmas Cheer

By Out of Sync Woman

For me, Christmas is not about what you can buy or make for the season. For me, Christmas is all about relationships: family and friends spending time together learning what is important to them. It took me a long time to realize this fact and I’m still learning what it means to me. I would […]

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Spoon Theory

By Ziggie

Spoon Theory. You may have heard of it or you might have not. Either way, I’ll be providing a brief overview of what it is and it’s significance in explaining to those who lack a bit of understanding, that those with mental illnesses, physical impairments or those with executive dysfunction have to put forth a […]

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Handling Hectic Holidays

By Another Piece of the Puzzle

I mentioned last month that I come from a large family. Two out of the three of my siblings are married and have children. My youngest nephews are both under 8 years old. Now add in my parents plus grandparents and aunts from both sides of the family. This, as well multiple dogs running around […]

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Recalling the Fall

By Khylil

Throughout this year, I have tried to get used to doing two things: one of them was trying to improve on my social skills, whether in business or casual settings, and the other was trying to pick up another hobby that involved me leaving the house more. The similarities? I have picked up the habit […]

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Tips for Surviving the Holidays

By Out of Sync Woman

I thought I’d do something a little different for my blog for the upcoming holiday season. Pinnacle Health’s clinical psychologist, Dr. Melissa Brown was kind enough to share her professional opinions regarding anxiety and coping strategies, especially in relation to what is often a very stressful time of year. Out of Sync Woman (OSW): What is […]

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Harry Belafonte

By Ziggie

Many, I am sure are familiar with Harry Belafonte’s illustrious career but I’ll highlight a few notable achievements. In his early life, he sang in jazz clubs in midtown New York in order to pay for his acting classes. At those clubs, he was backed by legends; Lester Young, Charlie Parker (band), Miles Davis and […]

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Creating Your Own Path Together

By Another Piece of the Puzzle

My parents have been married for almost 41 years. My husband’s parents have been married for almost 30. I’m the youngest of four and he’s an only child. Both sets of parents have had their ups and downs that impacted him and I in different ways. Arguments got resolved differently, giving each of us different […]

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