So after seven or eight months of not receiving community hab, I had a second aide interview last night. This one was very positive. The girl that I interviewed was very nice. She’s got a lot of experience with assisting people. She is close to my age. She seems very outgoing. I was very happy to hire her.
I am still thinking to myself, “Thank goodness that help has arrived”. Now I am starting to gather ideas of what we can do. I lack a lot of social experience. So I hope to build a lot of that up this summer. And when you are constantly home by yourself, you do a lot of thinking and overthinking. I remember saying to myself, “What if help never comes because of my disability being too difficult to handle?” or “Will this person be dedicated to me?”
Let me tell you. I think that I met a really dedicated, helpful and insightful aide. She’s doing the background check now and they will keep me updated on when she is cleared.
Can I ask a favor? If you or someone you know enjoys helping others, please step up and be an aide. There are a lot of people that don’t have an aide and need one. I don’t like how there is a shortage of aides with tens of thousands people that need assistance. And there are a lot of people with all kinds of disabilities that need help from cerebral palsy to autism. Please reach out and help someone today.