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Autism Network International’s Annual Autreat once again this past week!

Autreat was once again an amazing AUSOMELY Awesome time!! Please check your references in google as Autism Network International is one of the first Autism organizations which started in the 1990’s for and by Autistic people. Anyway, Autistics grow up to become Autistic adults and it’s proven when any one goes to Autreat. Though, any one from all ages can go to Autreat for their own Autistic space. Every year since 2009, Autreat will honor those Autistic children who crossed the ages from childhood to adulthood, from the ages of 18 to 22, by an honorable ceremony called ‘Autreat’s Amazing Adulthood Acclaimation Achievement’. This year I was a witness to one of those 3 Autistic adults. Autreat was at California University of Pennsylvania in California, Pennsylvania. I loved having my own Autistic space where I don’t have the Neurotypical pressures from society. I wish I would have known about Autreat in 1996, when I was in high school, because it would have given me a better sense of who I am in my life. However, we can only move forward and enjoy the fact I found Autism Network International now. This year at Autreat, I needed to step up to the plate and help the Autistic children’s program continue when the the leader in charge of the program did not feel well. As soon as I heard this person was not feeling well, I called my parents to send over my records by FAX to be able to work with the children at Autreat. I knew this was an important acclamation I needed to do, so I did what was necessary to keep the children safe, secure, and enjoying their time at Autreat while their parents can enjoy their space too. It was an outreach opportunity for me that I needed to do sacrificing some of my time, but still enjoying Autreat. During the goodbye ceremony, everyone at Autreat gave me a huge Flapplauding and a Woo HOO!! Great times at my second Autreat! Jim Sinclair expressed his gratitude for me, when I stepped up to the plate to help out. When I wrote on the wall of achievements about helping other Autistics in society, at the of Autreat, Jim exclaimed that “I am already doing that; helping other Autistics” and to keep it up. I immediately walked out feeling great and wanting to call my parents to let them know!! My parents were very proud of me. A lot of people at Autreat told me how I am so Ausomely Awesome! My leadership is growing… Autreat is a special place in my heart and in the hearts of many Autistic people everywhere. It’s a space where there is no judging, no grudges, no gossip, no drama, and no Neurotypicals antagonizing us. It’s a way for us to live a free thinking culture! There were so many great people there and this year proved that even more. It’s sad every year to leave Autreat behind until next year, but we have no choice to go back to Neurotypical society. At least we have the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network and Greater Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership groups to go to during the year, but it still does not replace the essence of Autreat over the summer. From the children to Adults who have never been to Autreat, there needs to come a time for society to accept Autistics as the way they are. Autistic culture is everywhere!!!

It proves why I want to help other Autistics out there and why I am now working with an agency in New York now helping other Autistics be interdependent like I have become. The explanation about interdependence proclaims that no one in this world is fully independent, everyone in this world is interdependent. Independence is important, but being interdependent is more important, because everyone needs to rely on someone at some point during a day, just take a look at people relying on public transportation or relying on car maintenance. I am currently working part time, but hopefully working full time soon. During my work with another Autistic adult, I am teaching him the very essential skills he will need to lead his own life like self-advocacy, independent living skills, social learning, to embrace who he is and be accepted by others. It’s important for anyone to learn to be self-determined, independent thinker. Something we all are learning to do as we age from one year to the next. Many people cherish certain things from Autreat, but for me, I cherish being able to independently choose what I want to do which is what I will be teaching. May be Autreat is only supposed to be for 1 week a year over the summer, but it lives in our hearts throughout the year to remind us it’s there once a year for any Autistic person needing to just get away from Neurotypical society for only a week. In the end, we need to feel included with Neurotypical society and feel accepted by the rest of the world. From Autistics being accepted and embraced by everyone, we will only have achieved a human rights victory where no matter who a person is, what they do positively for society, and where they come from, people will look at anybody as a human being with a beautiful mind. Hence, Autistics and Disability does not have to be looked down upon in society while neither does anyone else regardless of their religious beliefs, race, culture, sexuality, etc. A few years back in 2011, I went to Salem, Massachusetts to learn about the history of witches and why they were hunted. I learned so much like how society always tries to find some body of people to hunt down and dissolve. Human beings need to accept other Human beings from now on. Don’t look down upon anyone and believe that life is diverse from Human beings to Animals. By doing so, when a child reaches adulthood, they will find a woman or a man to love and teach the same to their children. GRASP and ASAN always talk about Neurodiversity, but it really is the essence of Biodiversity we need to all embrace. Next year Autreat once again for my 3rd year hopefully… I met friends in person for the first time and saw friends I’ve already known in person.

Looking forward to my future endeavors hopefully with full time outreach work! YAY!!! Any Autistic person from any age please somehow get to Autreat sometime in your lifetime.

OUT,J

Free Vein Screening where I work on February 4

People may not understand reasons why things happen, but I feel everything does happen for a reason. There is a reason why we meet certain people in our lives. Sometimes we don’t know it at the time, but some things are meant to be.  G-d intends for us to be with certain people for a reason in certain situations to help us achieve things we want to do.

I feel there is a reason why I am where I am right now. I work for a Interventional Cardiologist who I have been working for nearly 4 years. If you want to find out more about his practice and what he does, check out Dr. Adam Y. Goldman on the internet.

All of you who saw the This Emotional Life series were probably wondering who Dr. Goldman was when I mentioned his name on the show, I figured I just tell every body more about him.

He and I work together to help patients with whatever cardiac or vascular disease they may have.  We work together as a team to make patients feel better.  After I perform the scanning, we work together to formulate a diagnosis for every patient.  From my scans, he diagnoses patients. Many patients like coming to see us because of the high quality patient care we give them.

On Thursday evening February 4, we will be having a Free Vein Screening at the office in Yonkers, New York to see whether people have Superficial Venous Reflux of the lower extremities which would require some kind of intervention.  You can read about varicose veins and the problems it can cause on DMC archive when you search for varicose veins. You can contact the office I work at from Dr. Goldman’s website for more information. If you live anywhere  in New York, drop by next month. If you just want to see me at work that night, you can stop by to see me scanning in action to cheer me on.

So, come on!! If you have varicose veins and problems with your legs, check out my boss’ site, and stop by the office in Yonkers on February 4.

Anyway, I hope every one who needs a scan  of their legs can make it that day or you can just cheer me on…


posting soon enough,


OUT, J

November Work Week Begins, getting to the next Level…

As November began yesterday, there are a lot of different things going on in our minds. The people walking around us or driving in cars circling the perimeters to work, are functioning just to survive. Many things are happening, changes we can’t see at the moment and changes in front of our faces. We are all getting older. 4.6 billion people in the world and counting while all we can say in the world is overpopulation. More people in the world to care for physically when ill and even more people to care for in the mental health world. Mental Health is becoming increasingly more popular for everybody to become aware to stay focused and concentrate on their duties. Emotions get in the way all the time and it is very hard to balance the emotions. When we feel sad, we get depressed. When we feel jealous, we want to do something bad. When we feel angry, we want to hurt. When we fear, we cower away. When we feel love, we tend to show it. When we feel happy, we let the world know. The more feel any particular emotion, the more we need to control it.

Experiencing ourselves in the world is like wiping ourselves down every day every time we feel an emotion overstimulating ourselves. We can only fully control our emotions when we become a ‘Jedi’. A Jedi can control his emotions very well without feeling overpowered by one over the other. Human beings have the urge to show all their emotions. If only Human beings had more self-control. Watching people on Halloween especially in New York City gives signs to the heaven’s above about the lack of self-control. Every body wants to be seen and every body wants to be recognized, but the truth is we need to control our self-worth.

It should not matter what our emotions feel when we are feeling situated in our field of interest. A person trembles in spite of being in trouble only to know the reason why they are in trouble is because of their emotions. I am getting to the point in my life and I feel any body else should do the same thing where they control all their emotions even if it means to be in solitude.  Never again will you spend too much time on one particular emotion. It can feel exhilarating like a roller coaster ride, but feeling any emotion too long can hurt. When you laugh so hard, it hurts…:)

The truth is when we are controlling our emotions, are minds feel clear, are bodies feel free, and our souls are clean. It can be hard at times to practice this technique of control, but we need to do it in order to reach our ultimate goal. In the end, greed will end since emotions will be controlled.


posting soon enough,

OUT, J

The Daily News of DMC

A report of the week:

Learning from each week, I have noticed some things I need to know all the time. Business requires speed. Speed requires forgetting the ethical theories I have come to grow on and take on what business requires; lack of quality. Quality is important for anyone to see that anybody knows what they are doing. Unfortunately, people only see speed as a sense of knowing. The faster one performs, the more people know someone knows what they are doing. The question is how fast is too fast, and how slow is too slow.
For instance, most people in the world lack patience, but some people lack it more than others. When a patient walks in to any waiting room to wait for any procedure or even surgery, there is a certain test for patience. The patient and/or family members sit down on the chair waiting. No matter how long the patient waits, at the end when he or she is finally called for their procedure, there is either an outrage (most people) or relieved or content.

The question is not only how long a patient can possibly wait, the question is how long till a patient lacks patience.

Quality is important, but people in this world lack patience so much that nothing can stop a person from losing their temper after waiting. Health care providers must establish a medium for the patients who are not patient.

In the Hippocratic oath from Wikipedia, it states:

“I swear by Apollo, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath.

To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art.

I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.

I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion.

But I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts.

I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners, specialists in this art.

In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or with men, be they free or slaves.

All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.

If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art, respected by all men and in all times; but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my lot.”

This oath in medicine can be interpreted many different ways. I interpret as help the sick and only the sick. Practice the art you were given to you and teach to those who want to learn it. I also interpret it by performing what you know by not just wanting to just make money.

We need to teach, yes, we need to teach others what we know, but only to those who will do the job just as good as we do.

I wonder what Hippocrates would think of all of medicine today. He would probably be disappointed in many ways, but happy in others. I can only imagine the disappointment he may have or has in heaven. On a final note, we must all be patient and trust who we feel we can trust. Patient Patient…

A note to autism and aspergers, please be patient with your friendly Autistic and Aspie, and never think you want to cure. Aspie and Autistic is something most people should enjoy. We should all enjoy each other. More to come on the topic of medicine.

posting again soon,

OUT, J

My way in to this world

Some things take a lot of time finding our way in to the world. As an Aspie, I am trying to find different ways for others to accept my special skills unique to me. Ultrasound is a field where my drive to excitement excels at a rapid pace. I know the field is hard enough. I feel I have made mistakes in my past, but not with Ultrasound. I feel I entered in to a field where some tech’s I meet feel I am not worth their time because they don’t understand the way I do things. Instead of just doing Echocardiography, I wanted to do Vascular Technology as well. Many tech’s seem desperate to want to get in to Echocardiography. Move over and watch a superstar at hand to learn.

As soon as I started doing Echocardiography, I realized I was a superstar. It made me feel good to know I can do something so well. In the back of my mind, my interest of the whole Circulatory system which would include Vascular Technology kept me wanting this as well. To me, I need to see the whole picture including the whole Circulation of Blood in the body.

I realized Vascular Technology was very hard for me. I had to and continue to have to work extra hard at keeping up with the pace of Vascular Technology and the skill set. I became increasingly angry when I could not do it. I am registered in Cardiac and Vascular now. I did it! 🙂 I beat the odds, I think. I still have a lot to go because Vascular Technology is still very hard at times harder than echocardiography by my standards. Although I am getting better at Vascular Technology, I am still a superstar at echocardiography.

I still remember everything I learned from school in Echocardiography and from my clinical/volunteer experiences at Montefiore Vascular Lab and a special someone who taught me Echo. I will seem to remember many things I learned forever. A feature my Aspergers gives me.

Now being an Aspie in this field is the hardest part because Vascular Technology is hard! The truth is it has more to do with coordination which can be a problem for someone on the Autism Spectrum. Many forms of studies lies in Vascular Technology with more than one set of protocols. This can be a problem for somebody on the Autism Spectrum who likes patterns and routines like myself. To do my work, I need to have my categories in my mind burst out at once. For example, when doing a Venous Reflux study, I need to have one hand on the the probe with light touch so I don’t compress the vein and the other hand has to be ready to press the doppler and augment the leg at the same time. If nothing is in-sync, then you lose the picture, lose the doppler, and have to start all over again. It is like a very complicated video game. I compare Legend of Zelda Nintendo Wii game to Vascular Technology while I compare a more simplified game of Nintendo Wii to Echocardiography. I love Legend of Zelda, but it is hard.

Now some of you may be thinking, “Geez, Echocardiography is hard too!” Well, to me Echocardiography is EASY. I can follow a protocol better with Echocardiography. Although I still like to see the whole picture of the Circulation of blood in the body which is why I wanted to do Vascular Technology as well. It is important to always see the whole picture. If I just studied the heart without the circulation, I would be LOST. BTW, I am getting pretty good at some of the things I need to do with Vascular Technology.

I am glad I learned about Vascular Technology anyway. I do really good studies overall. I always hear my friends tell me that I need to speed up for production. I can do the protocols, but I need to think about it more in order to do it. My brain processes certain tasks at a time.

I know this is a long posting, so I will post later on…

My WAY in to this world is following along and I will continue to shine and perform at the highest levels!

SMILE EVERYONE!


OUT, J