Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I'm alive!

Today is Autism Positivity Day, but it's a bit difficult to be positive when it's pouring outside. Actually, it's not difficult to be positive, but it's really hard not to be lazy. (I also have a sensory issue with rain. Strangely enough, I can take and very much enjoy hot showers, but rain bothers me for some reason. Maybe it's the cold.)

I'm actually working on a subject guide on Asperger's in adults for one of my grad school classes, and I'm going to host it here on a page on my blog so everyone can use it as a resource. I really do think that one of the biggest problems with so-called autism awareness campaigns is that they so often forget us - the adults on the spectrum. Autism doesn't magically disappear when we turn 18, and so I think it's valuable for us to pool our resources and help each other self-advocate as best as we can.

It's been a while since I last wrote here. In that time, I did not get the job I interviewed for, nearly finished my third semester of grad school (I have about two weeks left - and then just one to go before the Master's degree!), turned 25 years old on April 25th, and have one sensory overload less in my life because for six months my grandmother is living with my aunt in Rochester. (It's a real relief and my mood's improved considerably because I'm not constantly being barraged.) I've also applied for another archiving position and an internship, so hopefully one of those two will go better and I'll get some proper experience!

Anyhow, it's back to working on that subject guide/resource list for grad school, so I'd best get to that! See you all soon!