Sensory and/or Meltdown Room for Adults: Part 2: Disability Accommodation/Modification Requests

I apologize for taking so long to get this second part out about the Sensory rooms! I have been valiantly battling a horrid Kidney Infection. Illness can have a greater effect on Autistic's because the sensory stimulation from pain, fever, etc. and it can overwhelm the system and make them less like themselves than if, [...]

Accommodation Request Letter Example

[Your Name] [Your Address] [Your Address] [Your Phone Number] [Your E-Mail] [Property Management Name] [Property Management Address] [Property Management Address] [Date] Dear [Contacts Name],  I am a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988. I have a disability that causes the following limitations [List the limitations that [...]

My Coming into Autism Story

They are sorely short on Autism pics so you get this! Like all Autistics, I have never fit in. Ever. I can fake it pretty well but something is missing that prevents me from bonding with others. A few hangouts or dates and they usually bail leaving me in the wake of “What the hell [...]

Autism Meltdown Harm Reduction Technique #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd3tFDR-SUc&lc=Ugxh7HgIjFmvQaYe_c54AaABAg Hi, I'm BeautiDivergent and I'm a 40 year old Autistic Woman. Let me tell you that being on the Autism Spectrum comes with plenty of quirky cravings and habits. To no ones surprise many of these come out during the Neurological Phenomena commonly referred to as a "Meltdown". Here I am sharing a trick [...]

Sensory and/or Meltdown Room for Adults: Part 1: Color Choice

A sample of calming colors we have found at local home improvement stores. When creating a Sensory/Meltdown Room for an Adult it may come as a surprise but the first consideration you should make is color choice. During a Sensory Session you don’t want the colors in your room to irritate anxiety or set off [...]

I Am Not “With Autism”

Woman With Hat With child, with a broom, with her husband, with a hat, with the flu. What do all these imply? Something that is temporary condition, choice, or result of something that has happened to you such as choosing to have a child or being pregnant, picking up a broom, getting married, donning a [...]