Special Interests

Special Interests

Special Interests What do I like to do? What do I want to do? What am I interested in? As an autistic person most times, the autistic person in question has a special interest. That special interest could have started as a hobby, job, or just something to do. For me,...
Coloring Outside the Lines

Coloring Outside the Lines

Coloring Outside the Lines Something that just occurred to me, is that autism IS coloring outside the lines. For autism acceptance month, we chose to have a plain OTIS shirt. Meaning that each shirt would be different just like the autism spectrum. In the past, we had...
Recently I went on Spring Break

Recently I went on Spring Break

Recently I went on Spring Break During the first couple days, I traveled to Tennessee w/my aunt & her friend. One thing about traveling, as most people know, it is exhausting. We ended up driving instead of flying. It was a super long car ride. We left my Aunt’s...
Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin Have you ever heard of a curved loading chute, or a center track restrainer system? Or maybe you’ve heard of the squeeze machine? No? Well, these are all the inventions of an autistic mind. This mind in particular, is the mind of Temple Grandin. Temple...
Teachers

Teachers

Teachers Teachers are heroes. At Turning Pointe, we have 7 teachers & 7 classrooms. They are absolutely needed & we depend on them. We have elementary, regular school age, and then we have an adult day pilot program. Turning Pointe serves around 75 families....
History of Autism

History of Autism

History of Autism Did you know that autism was thought of as childhood schizophrenia? I didn’t either, until I started researching. That was back in 1911. Since then we have come a long way. We have schools, centers, and residential places that help people with autism...