Share Your World – January 2, 2017


 

Share Your World – January 2, 2017

Share Your World – January 2, 2017

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Would you prefer to receive a unicycle, bicycle, tricycle or motorcycle?

None of the above. As my vision is 20/100 I cannot operate any type of motor vehicle even bikes!! Me riding a bike would be the equivalent of Mr. Magoo driving a car which is another activity I had to give up.

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Mr. Magoo

What is one thing you’d like to accomplish this year?

The most important thing is for me to find an apartment around or before Oct. 1st, 2017. It is not a question of like. Safe, clean housing that is near transportation is a necessity not something I can do without.

What was one of the highlights of 2016 for you?

Being a part of the Paid Family Leave Movement for the State of New York!! I received a personal invitation from Gov. Andrew Cuomo to attend the rally! Paid Family Leave will become active Jan. 2018!!  Gov. Cuomo read the New York Times article about my difficulties being a low wage worker and trying to get time off the care for my brother Stephen who has Autism.  Please click on the second link to get the link for the New York Times article. Again Praise God my workplace situation has improved so some of the issues I faced then are no longer a problem.

I Thank God that Stephen and I Live in a Democrat, Liberal, Progressive state like New York where the Mayor and the Gov. do their best to protect their citizens, provide New Yorkers with benefits that the rest of the country does not have and is a safer space for minorities and immigrants!! New York is and will continue to be a Sanctuary fighting against all Trump policies!! Trump is against Americans who have disabilities.  I am Proud to be a Member of the Resistance!! Yes to Basic Human Rights!!

https://dancingpalmtrees.com/2016/01/31/7-deborah-and-a-better-balance/

https://dancingpalmtrees.com/2016/01/29/getting-our-blessing/

 

Stephen and I continue to be Mighty Warriors and Autism Activist/Advocates!

 

 

Would you prefer to fly a kite or fly in a hot air balloon?

I’d take flying the kite as I have a Fear of Heights!! I had enough of helicopters and planes!

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

Glad the holidays are over and behind me. I can now return to some sort of normal life. No special plans for either this week or next week. January tends to be a bad weather month so other than going to work I’m staying in. However lately the weather has been in the 40s and 50s which I hope lasts for the entire winter.

 

 

 

 

 

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21 thoughts on “Share Your World – January 2, 2017

  1. Just saying, my oldest son, now aged 47, is also autistic. We were lucky that we found a good school, where he could be during the week, and has now been working as a metal worker since he left school and is very much treasured by his boss as being reliable and always delivering perfect work. He lives with us at home. He has almost a photographic memory for stuff that interests him and loves visiting local pop concerts. He knows most of the musicians, and often helps them by assembling their kit for the concerts. For him it is more an honour than work.Anyhow he is doing fine. I hope your brother is doing well, it is amazing what autists can achieve if they are interested in what they are doing. As an autist, my son is not a person of many words basically, but if he is interested then he can be quite talkative.As I am english living in a german speaking country, he also speaks english and german. There is so much that an autist can achieve, they just have to be interested or see why.

    1. That’s great news!! Thanks for sharing! I think that the main reason your son and my brother are successful in their lives is a supportive family structure! Every day I Thank God for my parents who believed in Stephen and did not commit him to an institution as the doctors told them to do. Stephen is 55 and I am 57. Stephen is part of a supportive work program meaning he works in his training school kitchen, the Thrift Shop and does custodial work. However since Stephen receives Government support which pays for his group home and medical care he only receives a small stipend however like your son Stephen is a great worker and has an excellent work ethic!! Have a wonderful 2017!!

  2. Well done on getting what you needed. Our conservative government here in the UK are none too keen on supporting disabled people either and are in the process of trying to get rid of the Human Rights Act as it stands here at the moment. I think our Teresa May and your Mr Trump have a lot of common ground, much to the detriment of those who don’t quite fit in with their ‘ideals’. My mum who is 80 has just today spent the morning at an assessment to renew her disabled badge so my Dad can park the car in disabled parking spaces. She has two replacement hips, arthritis in her spine, walks (just about) with a stick and also has arthritis in one of her knees. A Doctors letter wasn’t good enough and she had to appear in person to ‘prove’ her disabilities. Absolutely disgraceful considering it’s just so she can park a car close to amenities, it’s not like there is any financial gain to be made from it.
    Good luck with your work, I wish you well.

    1. Amen. My heart goes out to you and your mom. Looks like we in the USA AND UK are being forced to take an activist role to care for our disabled relatives.
      My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thanks for visiting and reading my blog.

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