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  • Blog Post: Correcting Misnomers

    For those of you who know me well, I am both an OT advocate and autism self-advocate. I mentioned yesterday in another blog that my OTD project is going to be a great opportunity to blend both of these occupational roles into something valuable for both the autism and OT communities. It will be a benefit...
  • Blog Post: First impression of the Autism Matrix

    I normally don't read a book, let alone two books over a single vacation. But, this is something I am doing. Over the winter break, I had participated in a discussion over OT Connections about this book. When the person who made the thread asked me to read the book and write about it, I thought,...
  • Blog Post: Ignorance and Lack of Understanding that Some People Have Towards Someone with Aspergers

    Now I am back in the swing of things about what I see in the autism community. Yesterday, a topic emerges in the Aspergers Support Network page on Facebook. It raised about the issue of ignorance and lack of understanding that some people have towards someone with Asperger's. I find this topic...
  • Blog Post: Talking to Individual Aspies

    In OT, therapeutic use of self is such a great tool. Meanwhile, autism spectrum disorder has become a more and more common condition. However, maybe just because of the nature and the necessary skills required for people working in the OT profession, the fact that someone has autism spectrum disorder...
  • Blog Post: That's one way to put OT on the map

    Autism is a highlighted part of our centennial vision, which is about 6 years away. Aside from delivering high quality interventions and researching for performing research for better evidence based practice, another thing we in the OT community (practitioners and students) have to do is actually reaching...
  • Blog Post: OT conferences this month

    This April is sure different from last April. Aside from being more well known amongst OT students, I feel like I have (if not will be) become a live case study for OT and practitioners alike. I am already went to my state's OT Symposium last weekend and will be attending the AOTA conference next...
  • Blog Post: 2011 CaHPSA Lobby Day Experience

    If you can follow my gazillion updates on Facebook, you'll see that I posted a collections of clips from my CaPHSA Lobby Day experience in Sacramento, CA. In case you don't know what CaHPSA is, it's short for California Health Professional Student Alliance, which is consists of students currently...
  • Blog Post: Concerns from the Aspie Community

    I know I haven't followed the upcoming changes that will appear on the DSM-V. However, after reading a web page from a link on the the Aspergers Support Network fan page on Facebook, I can see why the Aspie community is concerned. Anyway, the link I am talking about is below. http://blog.al.com...
  • Blog Post: Anger management? Stress Response?

    A fellow classmate told me a few months ago, "You get along with everyone so well. I have never seen you get angry with anyone before." I replied, "Really? I just don't want people to see that side of me, as it can get pretty ugly." Apparently, I have a few instances this past...
  • Blog Post: Autism Matrix book

    The type of non-fiction books I typically read for fun are Christian religious text. So, reading a book like this is a little "out of the norm" for me. The reason that intrigued me in the first place was the fact that I have participated in a discussion on here and offer my preliminary takes...
  • Blog Post: Leading a Twitter Chat

    Today it's my first time leading a Tweeter chat (now I know how Tina Champagne might have felt with her sensory chat the other day). Good thing is I simply imagined that I am a sports expert (though the topic is in autism) as people are just firing away their questions and comments. I faced numerous...
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  • Blog Post: Dear Roger

    http://www.npr.org/2012/01/18/145405658/learning-to-love-and-be-loved-with-autism Almost a year and a half ago, there was a Checking the Pulse article about this NPR episode. During this episode, there was a former OT student called in about how he dropped out of OT school due to his issues related...
  • Blog Post: My Take on OT Autism Studies

    I am usually not terribly opinionated on things. After all, I wanted to do what I can to keep my social blunders on social media down, as I have an OTR/L to my name for more than a year now. However, when it comes to OT and autism research, I will be putting more than my two cents and sometimes in an...