Posts Tagged ‘Autism’

Growing up I was faced with struggles when it related back to traveling with my disability which made things challenging not only for me growing up but for my family as well. 
The first challenge I faced was getting as familiar with an area that I wasn’t familiar with in the first place and being a child I heavily relied on maps to get an understanding of how my family was traveling to each destination. 

The second challenge was that I liked to be always on time especially depending on how far away the destination was. 

The third challenge was I had to ask questions about the area in which we were traveling to and as a child it was very repetitive for my parents. 

The fourth challenge was being able to do something while on long car rides or flying. Flying wasn’t an enjoyable experience for me growing up since it was the fear of the unknown. 

The fifth challenge had to be knowing what we would be doing when we arrive at the destination. 

Looking back these challenges I’ve experienced I’ve adapted to each vacation my family took as well and figuring out how much I was able to adapt to each travel experience. 

We recently discussed on The Satirically Challenged Show about how there is an app to help families that have kids on Autism Spectrum Disorder that would help to improve their travel experience and help find areas that their children can feel relaxed at and also find different places that aren’t overstimulating for their children.

*Disclaimer to all of our viewers this is post is about my own experiences I’ve had while traveling as a child. Each person is different when it relates to traveling and everyone has there own experiences.*

Speechless has raised the bar so high for new series to bring up the discussion of disabilities as well as bringing diverse casting as well. Atypical is a series that focuses on an 18 year old who with Autism it will be a coming of age story which it will be headed to Netflix.

The series will be an 8 episode series when it debuts on Netflix later this summer. The series will be a half hour show and it will feature a character named Sam and the series will be from Sam’s prospective and those who watch the series will see Sam looking to gain independence and also love. Sam will be played by a teen who’s on the spectrum as well.

This is awesome news especially as a young   woman who has grown up with Autism. There isn’t enough series that feature Autism. If it wasn’t for Speechless this series may not have came to be.
The series will be available for streaming on Netflix beginning August 11th.

I’m definitely planning on watching this series and I’m looking forward to see how successful this series will be.

New Interview with The Director of Swim Team 

Posted: May 1, 2017 by AMCPress And Co in Disability News
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The director of Swim Team which is a film that recently had an interview about the film. It’s an amazing film which depicts Autism and the challenges that people face who have Autism face. 

We saw this film at ReelAbilities Film Festival which it’s a beautiful film and it’s a film that should be seen and not just at other film festivals. 

The film really brings to light what each family who’s on the Swim Team does face with the day to day struggles. 

Check out the Q&A from Mont Clair Film Festival at http://montclairfilmfest.org/events/swim-team-rise-of-the-jersey-hammerheads/

Did you ever think there is a link between people who have Autism and being creative? Recently the BBC has done a study which as showed that people with Autism shows that those who have Autism are creative. It’s awesome that this study has come out with since it does make an impact for those who are diagnosed with the Autism since everyone does think differently and people can be creative when it comes to what they do when they are faced with problems. This is a sign that more people can see what people can do instead of them underestimate their potential.

I am creative in my own way and running AMCPress&Co I tend to be creative in the ways I come up with new ideas which we here at AMCPress&Co are working on new ideas. Our podcast shows how creative we are with incorporating satire and disability news into one show which is unique listening experience. Tune into tonight when we discuss this new study which we find to be an awesome find with the study. Listen in at http://tobtr.com/s/7542535.

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C. S. Lewis

When I saw this quote I first thought about my struggles in life. I know my struggles aren’t easy by any means however I get through the struggles and I realize that I can get through it. I know I will be accomplishing things in my life. I have a lot I am planning on doing to raise awareness to the things I went through in my life. I am not afraid to say that all the things I went through are going to push me to  be a strong woman who will make the challenges seem like nothing in the end. We can all push ourselves to do great things in life. You can help make a difference in someone’s life no matter how big or small it is.  I have Asperger’s Syndrome I am wanting to start to raise more awareness when it comes to Aspergers Syndrome and Autism since I have faced death and not too mention my life has been filled with struggles everyday. We are all unique and those who have Aspergers Syndrome all have different struggles in life. I have been apart of a local Autism walk for two years now and I have been gaining knowledge about the process to become an advocate and to make a non profit group as a whole. I know it will take time however I know where I want to be in 10 years.