OK I had to post something because I have been so busy with running Self Direction and nothing big has happened, so I decided to do a random post.
OK, here we go.
I’m scared of…
Clowns. I’ve always been scared of clowns. Years ago, when I was growing up, clowns weren’t a part of Halloween.. It was just your traditional monsters like ghosts, ghouls, vampires, vampire bats, Frankenstein, mummies, pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns. Now, clowns are a part of Halloween and they are harmful.
Occasionally, nighttime. My fear of nighttime comes and goes. It isn’t an ongoing fear, but it can scare me.
Deep water. I love swimming, but once my feet can’t reach the bottom, I start to panic.
A lot of people with Autism and other disorders have problems sleeping. Surprisingly, disorders like Down’s Syndrome and ADHD can often be related to Sleep Apnea. I was asked by a reader to share these resources with you about sleep. I hope that you find these helpful.
So I have officially begun Self Direction. It’s great. I have plenty of hours to have an aide. We’re not limited to what we can do or where we can go. Also, if a family member is assisting me other than my grandmother, they can get paid through family respite. I am much happier than I was with regular community hab.
For example, I am going with one of my aides to check out if I can get swimming lessons at the YMCA. I now have the freedom to go out for an evening or to a play. I just am love with this service. I will attach the website so that you can read about it: https://opwdd.ny.gov/selfdirection.
I am hoping to promote this to people that may need it. Please extend this cordial invitation to the service to those in need.