Monthly Archives: July 2015
In my last post, I talked about my recent language difficulties and mentioned autistic regression. Sometimes called autistic burnout, autistic regression is a loss of skills or coping mechanisms.
Regression can refer to a specific set of skills or abilities:
progressively losing the ability to speak
deteriorating executive function
reduced memory capacity
loss of self-care capabilities
loss of social skills
reduced ability to tolerate sensory or social overload
It can also refer to a general loss of the ability to cope with life or to accomplish all of the necessary daily tasks of living.
Sometimes the loss is temporary–a period of a few weeks or months–after which a person regains the lost abilities. Other times the deterioration in skills or coping mechanisms takes place over years. It may be come permanent or semi-permanent, with skills being regained but not to the level at which they previously existed.
Often a period…
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Being autistic means a lifetime of fluid adaptation. We get a handle on something, develop coping strategies, adapt and we’re good. If life changes, we many need some time to readapt.
UPDATED 10 a.m. Tuesday to include a statement from the school district.
Palm Beach County’s public school system wants to be able to use cell phones to track its workers’ movements, a new investigative power that it says would allow it to “monitor employees’ job performance.”
The new investigative tactic would affect the roughly 800 employees who use cell phones issued by the school district, along with any other employees who use school-owned electronic devices.
District officials would use GPS technology and other electronic tracking tactics to check in on employees to monitor “job performance” and “efficiency.” No warning to the employees would be required.
The proposed monitoring authority is tucked into a long list of proposed policy changes that the school board will consider Wednesday.
A school district spokeswoman said that administrators would not use the tracking technology on a regular basis, only to investigate complaints…
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Which Book Protagonist Are You?
You Got: Frodo Baggins in “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien
Like Frodo, you’re filled with curiosity, bravery, and goodness. Your friends may teasingly say that you’re naïve, but you just like to see the good in people. Despite the situation, you try to be polite and you rely on your kindness and wisdom to navigate through any difficulties.