Here’s a link of how Hurricane Harvey impacted families with autism:
How Harvey impacted me:
I was scared and worried. My neighborhood received a lot of rain. I was heartbroken when I heard some people lost their homes to Harvey. Luckily, my house wasn’t flooded, but the creek near my house was. I once witnessed a rescue on the flood. Unfortunately, a library that I volunteer at was flooded. It’s closed until further notice. I made a few donations to a couple of charities including the J.J. Watt fund and my library’s fund.
A 14-year-old boy made a video about autism to educate his classmates and teachers.
A man named Ben has autism. He made a video of how he survived bullying.
Being a person with both autism and diabetes has its ups and downs. I do the best I can to sail through the waters smoothly. I am a good person, a human being just like everyone else, not a hopeless case or a helpless person. I am driven by motivation and determination to do something amazing, incredible, or tremendous. I have overcome the obstacles of my conditions.
Those of you who deal with both conditions, a diagnosis or a discovery is not the end of the world. You can still lead a normal life just like everyone else. Don’t let anyone or anything get in the way of success in whatever you do. Don’t worry about other people say or think. People who discriminate or say incorrect things are wrong. They’re not in your shoes.
Diabetes may be a life and death disease, but don’t be scared if something happens like a high reading or something else. Don’t panic! Don’t get too stressed out. Zeus can hold onto his lightning bolts. Fear is the worst enemy. Autism causes stress which leads to hyperglycemia. In a stressful situation, use a positive technique, stop and think, or some other coping strategy. If you have a low reading or if something else is wrong, don’t be afraid to speak up! Take care of your health properly. Do not do anything that will endanger your health. Improper healthcare equals coma or death.
The keys to a successful life are bravery, confidence, and faith.
Be a warrior!