Posts Tagged ‘Disability Awareness’

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.*

Human Rights Watch Film Festival is currently going on all this week. Tomorrow or more like today here in New York City the disability community is being represented by Human Right Film Festival in partnership with ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival which will be coming up next year is showing The Grown Ups film which is about a couple with Down Syndrome. 

I’m pleased to see ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival has partnered up with Human Rights Watch Film Festival. The film itself is being shown at IFC Theater and Lincoln Center. Please go and see this movie! 

Don’t miss out on their other films that are apart of Human Rights Watch Film Festival. 

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We here at AMCPress&Co will be at ReelAbilities Film Festival in New York City March 2nd to the 8th! If you are in the New York City area. Definitely check it out. It’s an amazing film festival with a great line up which can be found at http://newyork.reelabilities.org/.

We also have a promo code too which is AMCPRESS2017. We met a lot of great people whom we are planning on having on The Satirically Challenged Show.  This will be our second time at ReelAbilities. We highly suggest that you should come and meet us if you are in the New York City area because it is a blast.

Last years opening night was amazing! This year it will be another great year. We hope to see you there. It is something that you should definitely that you should at least go to at least one of the films if you are in the New York City area for a limited time during the film festival. We hope that we see you there!

Next week we start the reviews of some of the films to give you our thoughts and we hope that you would be able to come and watch some of the films which will be featured at ReelAbilities. You can also follow us and everything we are doing there by following us on Instagram at amcpressandco.

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The festival was amazing and the film festival was pretty much a jammed pack day filled with so many different films which showed  that related to people with disabilities. You can find all our photos on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/amcpressandco/.

Day three of the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival was a jammed pack day with filled with a panel that related to Hollywood and disabilities then after the panel there was serval other panels. We had an amazing time and it was definitely a day that was fun and work at the same time. More has to be done to bridge the gap between disabilities and the entertainment industry since there are stories out there at need to be out there.

Autism Speaks just announced that they finally have a new president. I am not sure what to think about this announcement since Autism Speaks has marketed Autism when it really shouldn’t been marketed along with Autism Speaks wanting to find a cure for something when it isn’t even possible. I think they should focus on helping those who have it no matter what age you because disabilities do not discriminate when it comes to those who have a disability in general.

We here at AMCPress&Co can only hope they do what is best for everyone who has Autism no matter what age they are. I can only say that we here at AMCPress&Co support those who have disabilities no matter what age unlike Autism Speaks. We don’t approve of what they have done with not including all people who have Autism.. It is hard to see a group not include a group of people that also need help. We hope that things change when it comes to their organization.