Monthly Archives: November 2014

November 29, 2014

Acceptance “Energy Empowerment”

Acceptance is not a dispirited surrender from a disempowered place. Acceptance and aligning with life is active, courageous. Walk with the flow of what is. When we allow ourselves the truth of this moment, then we can stay present and listen to how to best nourish this body, this situation, and moment in our lives. When we love the limitations, we find ll sorts of creative ways to love ourselves.
Autistics share energy with people, resource beyond surface aspects. A mystical union occurs when this energy orients into a merging situation. In union there is transference into a different dimension where the consciousness is a part of something more grand than that from the realms of universal consciousness. Creative power source, awakening life force creating the tipping for the shift into higher power.

November 19, 2014

The Autistic Grid

A grid is the way that embraces the consciousness and experiences of a being or soul- bound group. The subset Grid have been developing in effort to bring forth uncanny streams of consciousness and activation into the larger collective Grid. This touches everyone related to Autism Spectrum the Grid is related to the Autism spectrum that is in relation to the Grid of global humanity crating a matter that is left by osmosis. Humanity’s Grid is in relationship with planetary Grid. Both influence the other. The planet Grid is exposed for relation with the otherworld, and that influence is shared under the universal blue print of evolution. Growing the ascension process of humanity. In Chrysalis Gold one will find the unfolding work speaks its Autistic role of humanity’s ascension process.

November 11, 2014

Safety Skills For Aspergers Women

Life with Asperger Syndrome can be a challenge at the best of times, and trials and tribulations that neurotypicals take in their stride can leave Aspies perplexed and unsure of how to solve problems and keep themselves safe, both physically and emotionally. Liane Holliday Willey explores the daily pitfalls that females with AS may face, and suggests practical and helpful ways of overcoming them. The focus throughout is on keeping safe, and this extends to travel, social awareness, and general life management. With deeply personal accounts from the author’s own experiences, this book doesn’t shy away from difficult issues such as coping with bullying, self-harm, depression, and eating disorders. The positive and encouraging advice gives those with AS the guidance to safeguard themselves from emotional and physical harm, and live happy and independent lives. This book will be essential reading for all females with Asperger Syndrome, their friends and families, and all professionals whose work brings them into contact with females with AS.

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St Michaels ER

On behalf of Houston Area Best ER

Here’s  to my sponsor, Dr Orsak and St Michales ER, where the best care, compassion, and no waiting can be found

 

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November 7, 2014

Aspergers and Alleviating Anxiety

It can be very challenging for someone with Asperger’s or any form of autism to engage with others. Connecting with others can be a little difficult at times. There are times when they may attempt to interact with others, and then people do not seem to be interested. There are millions of people who have never felt like they quite belonged, even with their families. They feel out place. Their families do not get them. People may think they feel nothing, when they actually feel everything. Add anxiety and depression to the mix and it makes a hard thing even harder.

Aspies want to live without feeling afraid all the time. When a person is experiencing anxiety and panic, and has a challenging time being able to verbalize what they are experiencing, it makes the anxiety harder on them. For those with Asperger’s or high functioning autism spectrum disorder as it is called now, just making it through the day is a feat. They have been to many professionals (who just could not quite figure them out), they have tried all kinds of medications, most have been through some major trauma in their life path and nothing has been helpful. The worst is being told that ‘there’s no help for you’ simply because they were misunderstood, or even more because you’re in adulthood. This then leads to more anxiety and more depression. It reinforces the belief that ‘something is wrong with me’ ‘I’m so weird’ and ‘I’ll always be this way.’ If you are reading this blog and experiencing this or know someone who is, hang in there! Do not give up. There is always, always hope.

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Here are the first 4 of 8 tips on how to manage anxiety with Asperger’s:
Identify your sensory overloads: there are 5 sensory sensations we experience: auditory (sound), visual (sight), olfactory (smell), tactile (touch), and gustatory (taste) (some people hypothesize that we have more than just 5 senses). We all have certain things that we just don’t like due to some sensory overload. It may be that we do not like a certain fabric because of the way it feels or a certain food because of its smell or texture. For those with autism, these sensations can be felt at a maximum level. When you become overstimulated due to sensory overload it can trigger and increase anxiety. Conduct a mini experiment. Think about the places you go, the foods you eat, the clothes you where, etc. What does your body experience when you go to these places or eat these foods? Does your stomach start feeling like butterflies are fluttering around, do your eyes hurt or become sensitive, does your heart begin to beat faster? Does your muscles become tight or your face feel tight? As you go throughout your day, pay attention to what your body does in different situations and write it down.
Track when you feel anxious, fearful, worried, or panicked: the only way to identify what triggers your anxiety, is to track when it happens. Write down what happened before, during, and after. What was going on before you started to feel anxious? What was happening while you were feeling panicked? And what happened after the anxiety or panic subsided? Keep a log of every time it happens. Yes, it is a lot of work, but it equips you with knowledge about your anxiety.
Schedule quiet time in your day: the world is loud. There is so much going on all at once and it can be just too much at times. It can be exhausting trying to engage with other, do your work, get to and from your destination, when you just want some quiet and solitude. Schedule at least 2 quiet time breaks in your day. This will help you refocus and helps reduce some of the overload. Find times that work for you, it may be first thing in the morning, during your lunch, after you get home from work, before bed, etc.
Pace yourself: time management is an important component to managing your anxiety. Keep a planner, calender, or scheduler. Knowing what you have to do and what time you have to do it can be helpful in not feeling so overwhelmed with demands and tasks. Color code your tasks. Have a color for work, school, and home. That way when you see a certain color you know what the tasks if for. Additionally, it helps with providing structure to your day. Don’t try to do everything all at once or put it off and wait until the last minute to do it. Both will lead to an increase in anxiety and panic. Take your time. Pace yourself. Do one task at a time.

You can live your life without feeling afraid everyday. It will take some work and you will have to work on it everyday. Know that you are not the only person experiencing these issues. There are millions of people struggling with anxiety and trying to find their way in this world.

Aspie Support for SW Houston Area

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Texana Center manages services for people with an intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). For our six counties, the state of Texas delegates two separate and distinct functions to Texana Center for IDD services. First, Texana Center is designated as the Local Intellectual Developmental Disability Authority (LIDDA) with responsibilities for planning and developing services, determining eligibility, and helping people access services they need. These are the responsibilities of the Center’s Authority Services Division (LIDDA). Second, Texana Center is designated as the Public Provider with responsibilities for ensuring that people receive the service that they need most to live successfully in their home community. These are the responsibilities of the Center’s IDD Provider Services Division and IDD Specialized Services Division.

Texana Center has a well developed array of services in locations throughout the six-county area. We serve people of all ages from infants to the elderly, and currently serve over 2000 individuals with a staff of about 500 employees. It is our goal to provide the highest quality, state-of-the art services possible, and we enjoy the reputation for doing just that.

Who is eligible to receive services?
A resident of one of the six counties served (Fort Bend, Austin, Waller, Colorado, Wharton, Matagorda) who meet one of the following:
• A person with a diagnosis of intellectual disability (Intellectual Developmental Disorder)
• A person with a diagnosis of developmental disability (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
• A child receiving Early Childhood Intervention services
• A person living in a nursing facility who is eligible for specialized services for IDD

What is an intellectual disability?
An intellectual disability is a condition evident during childhood and that is expected to be lifelong, requiring ongoing services. An intellectual disability is characterized by
• Deficits in general mental abilities
• Impairment in adaptive function for the person’s age and socio-cultural background
• An onset before age 18 (the developmental period) of all symptoms

What is a developmental disability?
A developmental disability is a condition evident by a common set of behaviors exhibited during childhood. These conditions are now classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and include the following diagnoses: Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (NOS), Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and Rett’s Disorder. Autism Spectrum Disorders are characterized by:
• Persistent deficits in social communication and social interactions
• Restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviors, interests or activities
• Symptoms present in early childhood
• Symptoms causing clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of current functioning
• Symptoms not better explained by intellectual disability

How do I get help?
Texana Center services are provided to persons who qualify based on an evaluation of intellectual developmental disabilities needs.

Call Texana’s IDD Authority Services Division at: 281-342-0090 or 281-239-1363 or 1-866-526-

A Texana Center Intake Coordinator will complete a telephone interview with you, and an Intake Packet will be mailed to you. You will be requested to complete an Intake Assessment and return it to Texana Center. If you need help completing the paperwork, a Texana Center Intake Coordinator will schedule an appointment and meet with you to complete the assessment.

Copies of psychological tests completed previously for your family member will be requested by Texana.

When Texana Center receives the completed Intake Assessment and copies of school or other records, Texana will schedule your family member for an Intake with one of the IDD Authority Division’s Psychologists. www.texanacenter.com/index.cfm?Nav=Home

November 5, 2014

Trauma, IE Autism

Autism spectrum disorder includes conditions previously called autism, pervasive developmental disorder, and Asperger’s. Autism is Trauma. Unraveling Trauma in the Body, Brain and Mind is usually an occurrence rare to find. However, I did. Let me explain that Trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder, rather it is an injury caused by fright, helplessness and loss that can be healed by engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions. The coherent theoretical framework in biology, neuroscience and body-oriented psychotherapy in the frantic world of autism revealing the fact that… when we bring together animal instinct and reason, we can become more whole human beings, through the natural transformation of trauma in the body, brain and psyche. Healing is timely and anyone can consciously rebound from a devastating trauma by tapping into the body’s wisdom to restore its systems’ balances. It is the label of autism that expands us into the awareness of the new neurology and that of which is the human nervous system, and developed a hierarchical structure based on evolution, how those hierarchies interact, and how the more advanced systems shut down in the face of overwhelming threat, capitulating operations of brain, body, and psyche to more primitive functions. conventional wisdom could be challenged by suggesting that many of our most important communications occur in the body. By deciphering and making sense of this nonverbal world, anyone can rebound from even a devastating trauma. Autism spectrum disorder includes conditions previously called autism, pervasive developmental disorder, and Asperger’s. Autism is Trauma. Unraveling Trauma in the Body, Brain and Mind is usually an occurrence rare to find. However, I did. Let me explain that Trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder, rather it is an injury caused by fright, helplessness and loss that can be healed by engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions. The coherent theoretical framework in biology, neuroscience and body-oriented psychotherapy in the frantic world of autism revealing the fact that… when we bring together animal instinct and reason, we can become more whole human beings, through the natural transformation of trauma in the body, brain and psyche. Healing is timely and anyone can consciously rebound from a devastating trauma by tapping into the body’s wisdom to restore its systems’ balances. It is the label of autism that expands us into the awareness of the new neurology and that of which is the human nervous system, and developed a hierarchical structure based on evolution, how those hierarchies interact, and how the more advanced systems shut down in the face of overwhelming threat, capitulating operations of brain, body, and psyche to more primitive functions. conventional wisdom could be challenged by suggesting that many of our most important communications occur in the body. By deciphering and making sense of this nonverbal world, anyone can rebound from even a devastating trauma. There are findings in biology, neuroscience, and bodyoriented psychotherapy revealing personal stories, lively case studies, and awareness exercises to show readers exactly how to do this. To understand trauma in the body, mind, and psyche. Brain research can assist in creating therapeutic approaches that restore resilience and promote self-healing. I am living proof of this. When one taps into the body’s wisdom to restore these systems’ balance and discusses an unexpected side effect of this approach known as awakening!! The spiritual side of life many have forgotten in their material world. When animal instinct and reason are brought together, the groundwork for becoming more whole human beings is laid. Is insult to injury more a catalyst to a wake up call for greater humanity ? Labeled as autism it seems to be a forced awareness for the reflection of the direction of humanity … There are findings in biology, neuroscience, and bodyoriented psychotherapy revealing personal stories, lively case studies, and awareness exercises to show readers exactly how to do this. To understand trauma in the body, mind, and psyche. Brain research can assist in creating therapeutic approaches that restore resilience and promote self-healing. I am living proof of this. When one taps into the body’s wisdom to restore these systems’ balance and discusses an unexpected side effect of this approach known as awakening!! The spiritual side of life many have forgotten in their material world. When animal instinct and reason are brought together, the groundwork for becoming more whole human beings is laid. Is insult to injury more a catalyst to a wake up call for greater humanity ? Labeled as autism it seems to be a forced awareness for the reflection of the direction of humanity …

By Alan Mozes

HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Treating certain adult autism patients with just a single dose of the hormone oxytocin quickly improved their ability to judge facial expressions and emotions, Japanese researchers report.

Known as the “love hormone,” oxytocin has been shown to play a role in emotional bonding between lovers, and between mothers and their children.

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In this study, it boosted underperforming neural activity in a key area of the brain that has long been associated with the processing of both empathy and emotion recognition.

The finding has only been observed among male autism patients who are relatively “high-functioning,” meaning that they possess verbal communication skills that exceed those of people with more severe autism.

Yet, study co-author Hidenori Yamasue suggested that even “low-functioning” autism patients might ultimately derive some benefit from oxytocin treatment, because the effect of the hormone is on the ability to interpret nonverbal facial expressions, rather than dialogue.

“Therefore, autistic people with deficits in nonverbal communication and interaction [might] benefit from oxytocin administration,” he noted.

Yamasue, from the department of neuropsychiatry in the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo, and his team report the findings online July 29 in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

Autism involves a range of neurodevelopmental disorders marked by repetitive behaviors and problems with social interaction and communication.

Previous research has indicated that oxytocin might be of use as an autism therapy. One Yale University Child Study Center report, published late last year, suggested the hormone actually enhanced brain function among children with autism.

But, the exact nature of oxytocin’s neurological impact has remained unclear.

To get a better handle on its impact, the Japanese researchers focused on 40 high-functioning men diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Each received one dose of oxytocin by means of a nasal spray. About 90 minutes later, investigators used high-tech scans to measure the hormone’s impact on activity levels in the brain’s ventro medial prefrontal cortex region.

Brain signaling in this region, they determined, went up following oxytocin treatment.

In turn, treated patients were then presented with a psychological task in which they were instructed to determine whether or not a character in a movie they were shown was a friend or foe. They were asked to make their decision after absorbing a mix of both verbal and nonverbal cues.

The result: the dose of oxytocin did, in fact, translate into an improved ability to interpret such cues accurately.

Yamasue noted that although the impact of oxytocin treatment on brain activity can be seen relatively quickly (within 15 to 120 minutes), “researchers generally believe that effect of single-dose oxytocin is short-term.”

Dr. Andrew Adesman, chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park, cautioned that “it will likely be several years before we have a clearer understanding of whether oxytocin is a safe and effective treatment.”

November 4, 2014

Moving Into Fearless Space

imageAn incite-full year 2014 has been for me as a whole new swing into a brand new life opportunity…and what ultimate destination in store for me and what that is going to be has sustained my steadfast energy each day. It has been the year of transition into a clearly conscious chosen destiny that has allowed for this new experience to unveil the orchestration my life has been leading up until this moment and all that surrounds it. Graciously I have been supported by those whom see the intensions autism brings, and encouraged the sharing and truth behind my life. It is in that energy of support and acceptance to allowance a space where I can step into the truth my life had been, share it, and shift into the next level and essence that opens the intended mission I’ve been prepared for. The bravery and courage I have stepped into and work and healing my life journey has been has reached a place where I am ready to reveal what that has been. The amazing community that surrounds me that understands me, my work, my existence and purpose beholds the players in the divine unfolding of autism in humanity’s awakening. The energy in the autism field, the heavenly realms, and the light beings from beyond, and all parts of the equation that has been divinely orchestrated to anchor me into a safe place to come forth is currently unfolding. I invite you moving into 2015 and there forth to enjoy all that emerges organically and purely from the Spirit realm. I will be revealing the essence of my energetic world in its fullness and witnessing the miracles that spiral outward by osmosis of us have

It has taken much courage and faith to make this decision, and from beyond the heart level, …trusting the journey forward.. LOVE that is the magnet…for it is the community present in my life that is magically showing up.
May all of you thrive in this time of little time and much rearrangement of the order of things and no things. And may all come to you