Airport Thievery

Traveling this Labor Day?

Here’s a perspective of an autistic Adult maneuving through the airport.

“I was appalled by what the kiosk was directing me to do. How awful to have to steal a fellow passenger’s passport! I clutched onto my passport even tighter in case the guy at the next kiosk would be trying to swipe it on me. I intentionally took some slow deep breaths trying to calm myself while keeping an eye on the potential thieves all around me. It was hard to calm down. I looked at the directive “please swipe passport” still on the screen I loudly announced, “I’m sorry, but I can’t do this!”

An agent came over, looked at the screen, took my passport and swiped it – just like I swipe my credit card at the grocery store. Once I saw that I realized exactly what the kiosk directions meant because I have swiped my credit card many times. My brain just hadn’t pulled up the right “swipe” picture.

Since that time a few years ago I have become much more comfortable in airports. In addition, I have learned that I can successfully deal with the unplanned surprises that come up along the way. Ultimately I can get where I am going without being any more frazzled that the average passenger. Chalk this up as one more thing a person can learn after 50!”

Note: To read about Judy’s most recent airport accomplishment, please read Brenda Smith Myles’ Foreword in Judy’s newest book, Learning the Hidden Curriculum: The Odyssey of One Autistic Adult (2012, AAPC Publishing).

AAPC-Puzzle-Logo-2012_256For the complete article: Airport Thievery.

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Is ‘CONTEXT EVERYTHING’?

Consider MY Perpectives when considering what I “KNOW” –
“My entire life has essentially been one big misunderstanding about people.  It wasn’t that I disliked people or was scared of them but I never got them.  I thought other people (as a whole) acted in very irrational and often illogical/stupid ways.  By the time I was diagnosed with Autism (at the age of 47), I had developed a strong coping strategy to deal with this “disconnect” that I called the “idiot bucket”.  The Psychologist who diagnosed me actually thought I might have contempt for people due to this attitude that people were largely just tossed into my “idiot bucket”.  I realize that this is a not-so-nice  term but I am saying it as it happened because I see my strategy echoed in many of the youth I work with as well as my autistic adult peers.  I think it is important that NT caregivers and friends understand where this comes from and how to support the ASD person who has developed an “idiot bucket” about people in general.  This “bucket”…
was super important during my life without Autism Awareness because it allowed me to be okay with me despite the many miscommunications.  Had I been forced to take responsibility for all of these disconnects without the benefit of knowing about Autism, I would have no self-esteem at all because I would assume that I was wrong all the time instead of speaking from a completely different (but completely valid) context.  Learning about context/abstraction abilities now allows me to take responsibility.  Whenever I have a “people are idiots” moment, I stop and clarify their perspective.. Whenever two people come at 1 problem with different contexts, they will have differing emotions, experiences, answers.  Be careful that you take the time to know my context before you judge me.  Hint….  It is most likely not like yours. It has been brought to my attention that the fourth column is not ALL ASD people.  This is very true.  The fourth column is interesting because those of us who were not diagnosed as children and have developed this strategy (assuming that NT is stupid versus taking responsibility) are actually in a healthier (overall) mental state.  Those who assume that they are wrong are usually suffering from depression or sever anxiety along with depression by the time they are adults.  This is why the diagnosis along with this understanding is so important.”

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Aspie-Paralympics

Jessica-Jane Applegate

“It was my last race so I knew it didn’t matter if I collapsed at the bottom of
the pool, it’s fine” Jessica-Jane Applegate

Jessica-Jane Applegate, a 16-year-old with Asperger’s, wins 200m swimming gold at Paralympics. Britain’s Jessica-Jane Applegate set a Paralympic record to win gold in the women’s S14 200m freestyle final. The 16-year-old, who has Asperger’s syndrome, clocked two minutes 12.63 seconds to beat Australia‘s Taylor Corry by 0.55 secs. …

Applegate, who qualified fastest after breaking her own British record in the morning session, was third with 50m to go before a storming final length. Read more: http://ow.ly/dq0BZ
Applegate wins 200m swimming gold

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Britain’s Jessica-Jane Applegate sets a Paralympic record to win gold in the women’s S14 200m freestyle final at the Aquatics Centre.
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DESTINY

Everyday Health shares inspiration: ‘Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.’ ~ Author Jeremy Kitson, ‘Life Purpose Inspirational Quotes’; ‘Inspiring Your Authenticate Self’
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Inspirational Author Jeremy Kitson quoted in ‘How To Live On Purpose’
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Zac Browser | Zone for Autistic Children

Zac Browser | Zone for Autistic Children

‘The ultimate solution for children with Autism’

Welcome to ZAC Browser –

Zone for Autistic Children

You have found the best environment on the Internet for your child with autism.

Zac Browser is a totally free software package. It is the first Internet browser developed specifically for children living with variants of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, PDD not otherwise specified and PDD-NOS(Pervasive Developmental Disorder – not otherwise specified), also called atypical autism.

Zac Browser was designed to offer a pleasant, rewarding and secure experience. Children sing, play and discover the best that the Internet has to offer with only a few clicks of the mouse.

Zac Browser is software that allows your child to access games (a lot of games) activities (based on diverse interests) along with videos (that allow a stimulating experience and encourages children to talk). All games, activities and videos are specifically chosen for their positive effect on children with autism.

  • SECURE WEB BROWSER – IDEAL FOR CHILDREN
  • MULTIPLE LANGUAGES – INTERNATIONAL
  • MULTIPLE PLATFORMS – MULTIPLE DEVICES
  • COMPLETELY FREE SOFTWARE – NO CATCH

So why not do like 2.5 million other people have done throughout the world, install Zac Browser now.

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‘Traveling with A Medically Complex Child – ‘(Parts 1 and 2)

Are you still in the summertime mode?  Are you still diving into the pool, sipping lemonade through an umbrella straw, taking in the midnight movie, — you know, basically, ignoring the other folks who have plunged into the ‘Back-to-School’ zone?

Right, so you’re closing out the summer with travel plans for  the ‘Labor Day’ Weekend!  Well, whether you’re planning a full-fledged vacation or a local staycation(away from home), consider these travel points for families and individuals with Special Needs.

We’re posting this recommended tip from TSA. “Traveling can be a stressful time for someone with a disability. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a new toll-free hotline, 855-787-2227, to provide information for passengers with disabilities and medical conditions and their families before they fly.”

Traveling With A Medically Complex Child – Ten Tips for a Successful Vacation

August 16, 2012
All right! Trip planning completed (refer to the prior post, Traveling With a Medically Complex Child – Ten Trip Planning Ideas, for full details). Bags are packed. It’s time to hit the road. Here are ten ideas and suggestions from parents who have “been there” with their children. They share keys to their travel success with the goal to help everyone have a smooth, safe, and fun vacation.

Traveling with A Medically Complex Child – Ten Trip Planning Ideas

August 14, 2012
Traveling with a medically complex child can be quite challenging, sometimes making family vacations a daunting task. However, a little extra planning can go a long way to enjoying a successful vacation.

Parents who have “been there” share their tips for traveling with medically complex children. Part 1 focuses on trip planning ideas and suggestions to consider prior to departing on that long awaited vacation. To prepare you and your child for a happy, joyous vacation, here are ten ideas to help get you on the road and enjoying a well executed vacation.

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Why We Don’t Use the Word “Retarded” and Why You Shouldn’t Either

Why We Don’t Use the Word “Retarded” and Why You Shouldn’t Either | Jews and Special Needs | Jewish Journal.

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