|Wednesday, May 17th, 2006|
A note from the Trail
I'm a Canadian Aspie, and I'm currently half-way through a trip in South Africa!!!!! yay!
|Friday, May 12th, 2006|
|Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006|
|Friday, April 7th, 2006|
Student Recognition Award
I have been selected to receive an award from the Durham District School Board on Wednesday April 18th!!! Current Mood: excited
|Thursday, March 23rd, 2006|
|Monday, February 27th, 2006|
Home from hospital after chest surgery
I'm home from chest surgery, and feeling great! Rather than do a long post in communities, I decided to do one in my LJ (and even that is mostly behind an LJ cut) and just post the link to my special communities. So the full report is at http://xxasimont.livejournal.com/64883.html
It's wonderful to be back- I missed LJ more than anything else on my computer!
Simon Current Mood: bouncy
|Sunday, February 19th, 2006|
Guess what! In school I am learning how to make my own website. I am doing one about Asperger's Syndrome and if anyone would like to contribute ideas, please let me know. I am asking lordalfredhenry
's permission for the use of your cartoons because in this site I would like to celebrate our humour and creativity, as well as create understanding for the general public in a positive light. I beleive that we have many wonderful things to offer!! Current Mood: excited
|Thursday, January 26th, 2006|
Calling all crafters who like to make dolls and puppets as well as doll clothes...
|Tuesday, January 24th, 2006|
I've been meaning to post this here, but in May, I'm going on a bit of an adventure!!! For three weeks, I will be in SOUTH AFRICA, taking a course on Music and Culture in Durban, South Africa. I'll be traveling with 10 other female students and one or two teachers (I think), and no parents and no computer or technology. To Africa, which I had sworn that I'd never visit. And now I'm going for THREE WEEKS!!!
I call it Extreme Stepping Out of Safety Zone.
I'm very excited about it, and in a bit of a whirl to get things ready as well as working on regular school work.
anyways, thought I'd share. Current Mood: excited
|Thursday, January 12th, 2006|
Things are Lookin' Up!!!!!!!!!
Well, my new computer class is going great so far. It's only two and a half hours a day for the next two months, which is easier to handle than six hours a day in three weeks and best of all it looks like I may have another chance to do my IC3 exams, as they appear incorporated in my curriculum!
I alos got a call from GOrd, my agent at Career Dynamics, regarding some psssible part time employment to start me back up again and gradually re-introduce me into the working force.
THis is also pretty cool. THe thing I don't like about those TIckle Newsletter Quizzes is that they do not come with a code to paste the results into your 'blog, but I was able to copy them out anyway to share here...( Read more...Collapse ) Current Mood: cheerful
|Saturday, December 31st, 2005|
|Tuesday, December 6th, 2005|
I have started a community where people can brainstorm their ideas about what an Aspie-friendly bioshere would be like.
Please feel free to share your thoughts in a_s_c_o_t
|Thursday, December 1st, 2005|
|Friday, October 7th, 2005|
Virtual Card Game..
I am often amused by the Aspie tendency to take things literally. What do you usually think of when somebody asks you to DRAW a card? This time it CAN be taken literally! I saw this game in whimwham
and I've posted the rest of my deck so far in guyeeeeeeere
if anyone's interested in participating. You can pass on existing images or respond with your own, post 'em in your lj, etc....
|Tuesday, October 4th, 2005|
GUYEEEERE! I just finished the latest article for my column, "Beetlebom's Book Nook", in the next issue of Kerry's Place newsletter!! The next one will be "Autism-Asperger's & Sexuality" by Jerry and Mary Newport, a married couple who also both have AS. The movie "Mozart and the Whale" was based on their story. I have yet to see it and suggested it as a possibilty for one of our upcoming movie nights.
|Wednesday, September 7th, 2005|
|Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005|
art show review
I'm all giddy about our Spectrum Art Show! So far it's been in the newspaper, the radio, and on TV!!!! I was interviewed for TV! and we taped it!!
Right now, I'm making preperations to have the show continue next year. yay!
I've had a few sales at the show, which is exciting, because I'll be able to buy a new computer monitor. (mine's going all funny!) I hope to have a website up to get more sales.
Right now, I have enough money from my job at Kerry's Place to pay for my personal supplies for school, making me feel more independant. (next year, I plan to have my own apartment!) I have one of those exercise balls to use as a chair now!
Also, I've been drawing a comic on the daily life as an Aspie (commissioned by Kerry's Place) and they've invited me to talk about it at a Conference in October. It makes me happy, I can hardly sit still!
okay, and now I need to get back to work. but I just had to tell people! ^.^ Current Mood: excited
|Friday, August 12th, 2005|
|Sunday, August 7th, 2005|
My Evaluation and Then Some...
Good news! I had my assessment today! It's wonderful the way it all worked out. A lot of it seemed very familliar. THere were many questions and puzzles. Some were in the form of pictures where you have to point out what's missing. For example, one picture showed two people walking side by side on the beach but only one set of footprints. Another showed a cow with one hoof that was not cloven, etc. Another test involved several series of pictures of different coloured shapes and you'd have to choose which one goes next in the sequence or fits into the empty space in the series.
Other questions involved words and comprehension. One of them was about the meanings of different words and another was about the meanings of different colloquial expressions.
I remember doing questions very similar to these back in college when I took an aptitude test over 20 years ago. There was one I took in college and another I took at this employment center. This was over 20 years ago before Asperger's Syndrome had ever been heard of.
I also answered questions about my sensory issues and social situations.
Shauna is very much with me on the idea of starting an adult support group! In fact we may actually start one as soon as next month right in this place where she has her office! The first meeting will be an open house where we will educate the public on Asperger's Syndrome Awareness! I'll continue to keep you posted as details become more available!!!
|Saturday, August 6th, 2005|
As you know, I enjoy drawing my own cartoons and consider my computer an extension of my self and own personality, plus the doorway into many wonderous new worlds...
Well, today _ewetopia_
has just launched a new sister community, lifewithlouella
Louella Snugglebunny is actually an older character of mine, created over a decade ago, but it has only been today that she's been given her own LiveJournal community, after making a recent comeback with her newer friends in _ewetopia_
And guess what! Tomorrow I am FINALLY going for my AS assessment. A lady in my art class at church is a psychologist with a fairly new practise in town. She's spoken with my counsellor at Kerry's place and they've aranged for the church to pay for my assessment. I'll keep you posted as to how it goes! Current Mood: excited