‘The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night Time Sheds Light on Being Different’ 

We know that they’re different series and plays that make an impact on many people in the world last night on the Tony Awards The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Nighttime won 5 awards which brings up a discussion about disabilities and feeling like you are misunderstood. This show is one show that you should see if you haven’t already saw it. 

I feel like the show gives a view into people’s lives who have Autism. I myself have Autism it isn’t anything bad it is a different way of learning. The play gives the audience a view into what the struggles are for people who have the disability. This is one show you should definitely go and see. Simon Stephens adapted the book into a play and it was beautifully done and it shows that anything is possible. This can be a game changer for the entertainment industry. I’m looking at this from the prospective of having a learning disability which I knew from a young age I was different and it’s okay to be different. This show gives so much hope to those in the world who are different and are wanting to be accepted in the world.  

Last night on the Tony’s Alex Sharp speech was beautifully done and so empowering for those who are misunderstood.  This play will bring you into the world of the main character of the play who has Autism. This is one play that will lead to more focus on disabilities especially when there are so many sterotypes out there about disabilities no matter what disability you may have. There’re are so many people out there in the world who feel misunderstood. This play will leave you feeling like you can do anything and all things are possible.  If you haven’t seen The Curious Incident of a Dog in The Night Time please check it out. I highly recommend it. 

‘Norway Pavilion Fail’

We all at least have been to Disney World in your life time if not that’s okay. We all have great time while on vacation at Disney World. I myself had a bad experience when I was on vacation this last time in Disney World due a waitress who didn’t like that I have a disability and a peanut allergy which is always concern for me when I go to eat different places. I myself felt very uncomfortable when I was there with my significant other due to the fact she thought we were annoying since we were asking questions about what they serve at the restaurant in Epcot which is based in the Norway pavilion. I have been to Disney twice before this and I haven’t had a bad experience other than this. I didn’t let the waitress’s behavior effect our time.  

When having food allergies there’s a point where waiters and waitresses should at least be understanding to the needs of those who are going to the establishment. This issue could lead more families to not go there especially if the wait staff doesn’t understand the needs to those who go to Disney World at any point in time. The situation that I experienced is considered discrimination because I not only have Asperger’s Syndrome and a peanut allergy. I don’t play the disability card. I myself advocate for those who are unable to advocate for themselves. 

The peanut allergy if not addressed can cause death. If a waitress doesn’t understand that I was concerned and asking for suggestions for my meal that’s something that I wanted to enjoy my experience at Disney World which was unfortunately ruined on that night. For those who don’t understand peanut allergies you can’t catch them nor is it something that anyone can die from with the expection of the person who has the allergy would effected by potential death or going to a hospital. 

Don’t be afraid to let anyone know at any restaurant that you may have a food allergies since it’s something that needs to be known. If you don’t let anyone know it won’t be a good situation those have kids it’s a given that you are letting the severs know that you child has an allergy. There’s always room for improvement when it comes to restaurants to make it easier for families that kids with food allergies along with those adults to have food allergies too. 

“A Failing System”

We can all be successful in life it’s just a lot harder when people with disabilities are put into a system that is supposed to help them get Jobs and live productive lives. There’s so many sterotypes out there with disabilities which is quite sad. We can’t also forget that places that there’s still discrimination of people with disabilities which still happens as much there’s things in place to help people with disabilities get employment. Yes, there can be other factors that comes in when people are looking for jobs. When it comes to people with disabilities it isn’t easy for them to get work because of their work history and companies may not want to give them a chance to work which isn’t easy when we want to work and make money and live productive lives. The agencies that are out there don’t see what the clients with disabilities want either especially when becoming business owners is meant to help this group of people live productive lives. I myself have faced struggles when it comes wanting the agencies that are helping me get a job but my love is working full time and being an advocate through AMCPress & Co. I feel that the groups out there are meant to help people who have disabilities but they under-estimate people with disabilities which is very sad. We can all be success and people need to give people a chance. Everyone has the ability to live successful lives. Yes, there has been some major changes when it comes to people with disabilities like the ABLE Act which is a great start there needs to be more changes. People with disabilities can’t afford to losing their SSDI or SSI because of the government can’t vote. That’s quite sad that they have lives in their hands. We can’t stand by and let the government have our lives in our hands. Contact your congressmen and women and your state representatives because if you or your families will allow the government officials to have your daily lives in their hands which won’t be good. 

“Who Deserves The Real Credit?

I started to think about what it means to be an advocate for those who can’t speak up for themselves or try provide sort of service for those who can’t do for themselves. We all know there are many different kinds of advocates. I myself am an advocate for people with disabilities. Advocates can do many different things like provide information & other services.

When I think of advocates that provide services to clients. I feel like they have to keep those clients informed throughout there time being an advocate for their clientele. When they fail to meet the standards that they know they should meet. You shouldn’t just wait until things are too late. Here’s a hypothetical question for you. What would you do if you found on an organization that is supposed to be an advocacy group on Yelp? I would like to know your opinion on this. I know I would definitely question the non-profit groups integrity.

When you think of Yelp it is for finding restaurant reviews, finding different places to shop, & finding out about different activities. Yelp isn’t a place you would see any organizations that are associated to the mental health field. I can understand why they maybe on there however it isn’t a place that people would just search up the organizations in question.

Yes, I’m open about me having a learning disability. I know that people in life have ups and downs in some way, shape or form. Those who have disabilities shouldn’t be looked at as lost cause. I grew up knowing that people who think that those who have some sort of disability are different and unique. It doesn’t mean that people should put them down. I myself look at organizations that help people with disabilities are good however those who maybe involve with organizations should have the right to be looked at a person and need the right to stand up for themselves. If the clients want to say move on with their lives they need that right to move forward. It isn’t like they deserve to be treated like they are something they are not. I know there are organizations out there that do a great job with their clients and those organizations really deserve the real praise. I can say for a fact that the organizations that don’t do for their clients really should be closely monitored by a higher being.

I consider myself as an advocate. I tend to speak out about issues that affect people who have disabilities. I also take into consideration that people are different when it comes to the challenges they have in their life. I say the persons family should try to be involved in their kids life and no matter what ages your kids are be involved in some aspect of their lives.

“Never be Afraid to Speak up”

There’s different times in your life where you can face challenges. I myself look at all the challenges I’ve faced with an open mind. Growing up with a learning disability wasn’t easy. I also learned that depression and anxiety is associated with my learning disability (Asperger’s Syndrome) it didn’t make my life easy when I went to public school.
As I grew I knew that I know what is best for me. I learned that I had to start speaking up when it came to certain situations in my life. I knew that some doctors out there would be looking out for themselves. I started asking questions about different things.
I also learned to stand up for myself even if others didn’t like what I had to say. I learned that there was few good organizations out there that are out there. There is some organizations

“Never Give up”

There is times where you hit a crossroads in life it doesn’t matter if you do have a disability or not. We all strive for success and there is times where you feel like things are getting in your way. You aren’t alone with feeling this way. You may want to give up on the things you are working on. I myself have Asperger’s Syndrome and I won’t allow anything to get in my way. I feel like we can’t give up on the goals we have since we have the ability to succeed in life. It doesn’t matter if you are disabled or not; everyone has challenges in life.

Find the Strength in You

There is times we may feel down in life. You aren’t alone with feeling down. You can get through it sometimes you may not see the potential you have in life. I have days where I feel down about myself. When I feel down I think of how much I accomplished in my life. I think of those who read AMCPress and those who follow AMCPress. You can make a difference in others lives.