Blogs

A Month for Love or Is It?

"February is supposed to be the month for finding love for the first time or showing your love for someone special in your life,” Thomas shares in his blog. However, finding someone to love is very difficult for many people. Thomas goes into detail regarding some of the reasons this is hard for both neurotypical and neurodiverse individuals.

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Everyday Lives Autism Conference

Thomas blogs about the "Everyday Lives Autism" conference held this January at the Hershey Lodge. He has been a vendor for the adult autism group called "Spectrum Friends" for many years and will continue again this year. He blogs about his experience with this conference and shares his excitement for future ones.

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History of I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day By Longfellow

We learn the history and background of the 1863 poem “Christmas Bells” which was then set to music in 1872. Both the poem/song and its ties to Civil War history are important to Thomas.

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The Season of Change

In this blog, we catch up with Thomas and hear about what he has been up to lately. He writes about being part of a panel at the yearly Autism conference and also about helping with a podcast too. He also blogs about how this time of year affects him personally.

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The National Civil War Museum

One of Thomas's passions is the Civil War which he is able to indulge by volunteering at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He has volunteered there for close to 15 years. In this blog, Thomas shares some of his knowledge about the Civil War and the National Civil War Museum.

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An Autistic Traveling Man

Hobbies can bring great joy into your life. Thomas shares one of his favorites hobbies, traveling. Starting as a child with family and continuing to the present, he has traveled widely in the United States.

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Public Health and Autism Science advancing Equitable Strategies (PHASES) and Their Goals

Thomas was asked to join an Autism External Advisory Committee. This study by A. J. Drexel Institute is focused on how Autism effects people throughout their lifespan and use a public health research framework. He gives a detailed account of the study and why it is important to him.

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Self-Advocacy

Thomas writes about his self advocacy for the adult Autism community. He writes about the hard work that is involved in expanding his self advocacy role within the larger autism community. He also share shares his motivations in his on going efforts.

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Meet Thomas!

Welcome to our new blogger, Thomas, who shares how he got his autism diagnosis and how he has used that information to make his and other people‘s lives better. He is a well-known self-advocate and group leader for an autism support group in Pennsylvania. Click on the blog to learn more about Thomas.

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