Wednesday’s Wisdom

Know Your Worth; Own Your Life

This one is IMPORTANT!!!

🗣🗣 Improve your communication skills! 🗣🗣

All of us have something we can learn about listening to and talking with others! I’m going to post more about this subject at a future point. I wanted to mention this, though, so we can give it some thought.

Research. Be mindful when you have your next talk. Pay more attention to what’s said. Are there any patterns? Is there any growth? Resolution?

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness 💗

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Quote of the Day

Don't Lose Hope

When you can’t look on the bright side, I will sit in the dark with you.”

We all need people who will do this for us; but it’s not an easy thing to do at all.

Why? Because others’ pain reminds us of our own.

So not everyone you know can be there for you.

But I hope you find someone who will offer you that gift

Who will help to bear the burden so you don’t feel so alone.

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10 Tips for Parents New to Autism

Autistic Science Person

Did you just find out your child is autistic?

Here are 10 tips for anyone who is new to understanding autism and autistic people. Please note that these are general guidelines. Every autistic person is different and can have different sensory and/or communication needs.

1. Autistic people are human beings.

2. We are not “lost in our own world.”

3. We may develop differently, and that is okay.

4. Autistic people have empathy (and yes, feel love).

  • Not showing affection in the same way, doesn’t mean autistic people don’t care about their family.

5. Many of us have alexithymia – It can be hard to recognize and label our emotions (even pain).

6. A lot of us have sensory sensitivities which can be painful (and you may not know it yet!)

  • Sensory overload and pain in general, can be a reason that we self-injure.
    • Things to try: Ear defenders, headphones…

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