SPARC in the era of Covid-19: June/July 2020 update
I’ve been quiet lately mostly because the virus situation has caused businesses like myself to completely revamp our operations. Right now, I am doing mostly one and one family interventions as an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist, via video. It’s challenging at times, but rewarding for all involved.
Still, that doesn’t mean that nothing has been going on behind the scenes! I actually have some big plans for SPARC’s next steps in our post-virus world, and I can’t wait to share them with you! As always, I keep listening to the needs of the community, and adjusting my sails to meet those needs. This time period is no different.
There are some great things coming down the pipe, so stay tuned!
If you are interested in working with me one on one, check out the Services page for more information on who I partner with. I am also still open to doing online workshops as well and may have some more in the future.
As always, I will continue to update our Facebook page and Instagram with autism-related news and information. The site will give information about my services and actions in the community. I also plan to highlight different resources in the community in future blog posts.
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) here in the United States has confirmed what I think a lot of us in the field have suspected for awhile. While the above link is to the report itself, you can click here for another summary of the report by Disability Scoop. … Continue reading Autism Increase, Racial Disparities
April actually has two meanings, depending on where you stand in the autism community. For most who work in the field, it is Autism Awareness Month: a month of “Light It Up Blue,” fundraising, and quoting a lot from Autism Speaks. It’s about posts of what autism is, the therapies designed to assist in … Continue reading Awareness v. Acceptance
Below is a link to a blog post about Steve Asbell’s Autistic Masking Quiz, which asks questions to help adults determine if they have been “masking” their autistic symptoms, or perhaps to help someone identify if they’re possibly on the spectrum at all. I hope we can eventually get to a point where the … Continue reading Autistic Masking Quiz
I wanted to post this before releasing the next workshop flyer, because this symbol has gotten a very mixed reaction from the autism community…and rightfully so. The puzzle piece has become a standard symbol for autism worldwide, from representing entire organizations to being featured on necklaces and bumper stickers. For both sides of the coin, … Continue reading The Puzzle Piece & SPARC