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Sunday, December 1, 2019 – South Hills Village
Sunday, December 8, 2019 – Monroeville & Westmoreland Malls
(Photos By Cherry Hill)
Autism Connection of PA has teamed up with local malls to provide Autism Family Photo Time with Santa. The mall will be closed to the public so that our children with autism may have the opportunity to meet Santa in a less stimulating environment.
Children and families can enjoy holiday fun with a classic film in their pajamas! Before seeing the film, guests will enjoy a hot chocolate bar with liquid nitrogen frozen marshmallows and a light breakfast snack, make-and-take activities, Buhl Planetarium’s Stars Over the North Pole show, all four floors of Science Center exhibits, and the chance to take photos with Santa. This event takes place on Saturday, November 30 and Saturday, December 14 both from 8:30 am – 12 pm.
Tickets can be purchased by contacting Carnegie Science Center at 412.237.3400 or purchasing online at carnegiesciencecenter.org. This event is made possible with support from the Jack Buncher Foundation.
Three nonspeaking autistic students advocate for communication choice rights and full participation in their own IEP and inclusion plans.
Source: Access to Communication is a Human Right | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices
Pete Wharmby lists 50 reasons an autistic person might be in a bad mood, even if sensory issues, alexithymia, or being non-speaking (even if temporarily) can make it difficult to communicate.
Source: 50 Reasons why an Autistic Adult may be in a Bad Mood
At the end of last month, a local charity in the town I live in had sheets in their offices for the taking for citizens to write down what you are thankful for that starts with the letter of that day starting with the day in November and that corresponding letter of the alphabet (ex. 1 – A, 26 – Z) Today was the last day and I thought of sharing mine with my blog followers
- Blogging capabilities, plus those fellow Aspies that Blog
- Co-workers that I get along with
- Delivery of Groceries so I don’t have to fight anxiety of shopping
- Electricity Help all year, especially in the winter months
- Food Pantry
- Guidance from others
- Health and the Hospital supports that help me keep healthy
- Listening supports
- Mom, makes life sensible and understandable
- Neighbors in my apartment building that care
- Outstanding Coworkers, Community and Supports
- Positive Influences
- Quietness of my home
- Recovery Supports that help me, Clubhouse, Outpatient, Mobile Psych Rehab
- Staff who support me in my Recovery Journey
- Transportation Supports
- Understanding from those around me
- Validation for accepting my issues
- Work that I enjoy
- Xerox Machines at Work and Clubhouse
- Young at Heart and still able to navigate as well as I do
- Zero Mental Health Hospitalizations in 20 years