Autistics Feeling Proud

Recently I attended the I CAN NETWORK “AWETISM 2017: Celebrating The Spectrum Expo” which was a gig I won’t forget for a long time.

At this Expo students who were involved in the I CAN Secondary Schools Program showcased their talents and abilities.

The main message for me after attending this Expo, is how important it is that we encourage people who are on the Spectrum to be proud & our society needs to be more accepting.

See below my chat with Chris Varney, Founder of the I Can Network along with Julia Wake, the Chair of the I Can Network Board.

Google Home, a New Disability Support

It’s the small things in life that can make a big difference.

Google Home is a non-screen, voice responsive piece of technology which is helping me a lot.

It sits on my bedside table and I talk to it.

“Ok Google, what’s the weather tomorrow?”

“Ok Google, what’s happening in the news today?”

“Ok Google, remind me to take my medication in 2 hours”

“Ok Google, turn the light on (requires a special light globe)”

It does many other things, but for me I like keeping it simple as my video will show you.

In the interest of simplicity and being user friendly, the Google Home has given me another level of independence without being in front of a computer or a mobile phone.

Wheel Chair to Wheel Chair, with Tim Ferguson

Humour & Disability, an interesting mix.

It was great chatting with Tim Ferguson on a range of things, like humour, attitudes, employment & NDIS.

He’s a funny guy of course, a well-known comedian.

Tim was diagnosed with MS at the age of 19 & has an interesting take on Disability.

By chance, after meeting with Tim, I had the opportunity to have a quick chat with Todd Sampson, if you don’t know him, where have you been?