Guest post by Tracey Cohen and Freezecat, originally published on LastWeeksNonsense.com
We have all been hearing it for months at this point. “In these unprecedented times.” We have seen skyrocketing rates of depression in the United States as a result of these shutdowns. Some lucky people who have been deemed essential have been able to keep their employment and a semblance of normalcy in their lives, but many Americans feel hopeless and lost. This can be especially true for those on the autism spectrum.
Guest post by Patrick Bailey
In recent years, the lasting effects of teasing or bullying have become more apparent. Suicides linked to teasing have increased significantly. The spread of drug or alcohol addiction is also often attributed to a history of being bullied. Understanding the correlation between being made fun of and dependence on drugs or alcohol may help fend off future substance abuse problems.
Inspiration for Life with Autism
This blog has a variety of articles about people living life with autism, and topics and ideas that can help in the journey. Guest bloggers are welcome. Inspired by Trevor, a young adult film critic, photographer and college graduate on the autism spectrum.