Poem #2: “The Malingerer Goes to the Movies”

The poetry collection series continues here on, “The World of Autism”, by collaborating with another self-advocate from the community, Scott Norman Rosenthal! He was a guest on the blog. Scott Norman grew up writing poetry, and he wanted to share some of his own poems here. The 2nd poem in the series is by ScottContinue reading “Poem #2: “The Malingerer Goes to the Movies””

My biggest change: new life in Florida

After almost 20 years of living in New Jersey, my family and I moved to Florida in mid-March of 2021. I experienced ups and downs with this change. I was stubborn and stressed out by the amount of cleaning I did for my old house, inorder to keep it clean and maintained, and the amountContinue reading “My biggest change: new life in Florida”

Interview with Mark Fleming about “Equally Fit “and Autism Friendly Tampa Advisory Board

Mark Fleming is an autistic entrepreneur who owns a fitness studio. He is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities through exercise and fitness. Mark has bachelors and master’s degrees in exercise science from the university of Alabama. He works closely on improving the lives of autistic individuals by serving on the AutismContinue reading “Interview with Mark Fleming about “Equally Fit “and Autism Friendly Tampa Advisory Board”

Interview with Andrew Maggio on self-advocacy, public speaking, friendship, and inclusion

Growing up with Autism was not an easy task for Andrew Maggio. There were obstacles that he had to face, some without choices. With help from his support system, he became the person he is today. To learn more about Andrew, come check out the interview here:

Interview with Cassidy Hooper on self-advocacy and employment

Cassidy Hooper is an Autistic and Turner Syndrome self-advocate from Northeast Mississippi. She is a young adult on the autism spectrum and lives with a rare genetic condition called “Turner Syndrome”. She was diagnosed with Autism around 17 years old and was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome at 9 days old, just a little after birth.Continue reading “Interview with Cassidy Hooper on self-advocacy and employment”

Interview with Steven Cohen about self-advocacy, inclusion, and employment

Steven Cohen is a 32 year old adult with ASD and co-morbidities. He is utilizing his past experiences to create a better experience for his generation and the generation after his in Nevada. To learn more about Steven, check out the interview here:

Kevin Galbreth

This guest blog story is by Kevin Galbreth. He is a young adult diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder. He was born and raised in New York, but now currently lives in New Jersey. Kevin has experiences working with adults with developmental disabilities. He is one of the panelists in the YouTube webinar series, “Ask An Autistic”.Continue reading “Kevin Galbreth”

Interview with Albert Jersey on Employment, Netflix show “Love on the Spectrum”, and friendships

Albert Jersey is an Autism self-advocate who works as a project coordinator for Charles River laboratories. Albert graduated from Worcester State University majoring in business administration. When not working, his hobbies are gardening, hiking, learning a new language, reading, journaling, poetry, meditating, working out, and playing sports. To see the interview I did with Albert,Continue reading “Interview with Albert Jersey on Employment, Netflix show “Love on the Spectrum”, and friendships”

Interview with Rachel Barcellona about Disability Advocacy, Board Member of several disability organizations, and Beauty Pageants

Rachel Barcellona is a well-known, Autistic advocate who advocates for people with disabilities. She has a project called, “Ability Beyond Disability” and the mission of the project is to help individuals living with disabilities see themselves beyond their diagnosed disability/disabilities and to encourage them about accomplishing anything. She is a model and has competed inContinue reading “Interview with Rachel Barcellona about Disability Advocacy, Board Member of several disability organizations, and Beauty Pageants”

Interview with Mary Nixonhahn about parenting children with Autism, an Author, and employment

Mrs. Mary Nixonhahn is a parent who lives with Autism and all three of her children live with Autism. She advocates not just for herself, but for all three of her children and for individuals living with disabilities too. To learn more about Mary, check out the interview here: If you listened in to theContinue reading “Interview with Mary Nixonhahn about parenting children with Autism, an Author, and employment”

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