Sarah says, “I love working with our adults and families. It’s incredibly rewarding to witness their successes and to be a part of that progress”.
It is because of people like Tammy that we are able to do the work we do. Today our focus at CA is on the gaps for neurodiverse individuals aged 14 to 35, their caregivers and those providers who serve them. Read on to learn more about this incredible human.
“You don’t look autistic.” I never figured out how I’m supposed to appear to someone that says that. It is like telling someone they are passing for something they are not or would rather not be.
Do you ever find yourself trying to balance work, exercise, household cleanliness, a budget, and other daily tasks that can sometimes feel overwhelming to complete? For many neurotypical individuals, it can be difficult to keep track of every aspect of our lives without letting something fall through the cracks for a time before we pick it back up. In this process, we remind ourselves that we are doing the best we can, right? What about that same type of balance for the neurodiverse?
I’ve changed a lot since I was first started as a resident at CA Adult Programs. Here is a short story about my residential experience at CA.
In working with many families to support adolescents and young adults with autism in reaching their desired level of independence or living situation, Sarah Sheppard, CA’s Manager of Adult Programs shares some common concerns and FAQ’s.
About 6 years, ago, I finally decided to get tested for a possible learning disability by a psychologist. I knew something was holding me back from successful interviews for higher paying jobs and a quality social life. I also had past social interaction challenges.
Approximately one in 54 children in the US are on the spectrum. We have learned a great deal about autism spectrum disorders (ASD) over the last couple of decades, including how our homes can impact those with sensory and other disorders. Whether you have a child of your own or plan to foster, read on for autism-friendly home ideas.
I am an adult woman with high functioning autism. The goal of this blog is to tell you how I went about bicycle commuting as an adult with high functioning autism. And, to show you how you can bicycle commute too! I have been commuting by bicycle for the past 14 or 15 years.
Is college an option for my child with autism? Often, the answer is yes, your child with autism can go to college. Whether they are looking at a two-year associate’s program or a four-year bachelor’s program, or even a trade school for vocational training, there are many options. And, they can be successful, though they may need some supports.