I felt a little guilty for not going to the therapy center for days ever since the pandemic started. I stopped going to the therapy center when it was announced that my sister Mikayla has to be sent home from college and seeing no toilet paper stacked in the shelves at the grocery store. There is no right or wrong answer based on the decisions you make. I stopped going to the therapy center for days just before the pandemic started and schools were closed for the rest of the year to do what's right for my health. They say your health is your wealth. The world being under a pandemic isn't as glamorous as it's supposed to because you can't hang out with your friends and do social gatherings. Instead, you have to practice social distancing everyday until a vaccine for this coronavirus has been developed before summer starts. Spring has been bittersweet so far this year.
Even during this pandemic, most people who work in small businesses have been laid off from their job. But we should be thankful for the doctors, the grocers, and the delivery workers in our communities because their job is to make the world a better place, which makes them heroes. Instead of going to the therapy center for days, I switched to video therapy on Zoom. We originally used Skype until my therapist helped me make the jump to Zoom as a way to adapt to modern technology. Since my last therapy session on Zoom, I realized how the aides in the therapy center working with kids with autism are considered to be heroes during this pandemic because these aides are not afraid to risk their lives to help these kids get through these dark and uncertain times while teaching them CDC guidelines at the office, such as washing their hands and practicing social distancing. The aides work in the psychological field, which is actually a branch in the medical field.
I have been studying to be an aide on AIM (Autism Internet Modules), and I'm almost done with it. Once I completed all the modules covered on AIM, I am going to transition to studying my AIM notes before I take the test once things go back to normal. Studying can be very reinforcing as it encourages you to move forward and go through the lessons you learned. Once I pass my test, I just wanna be an aide as a side hustle after looking through jobs recommended by Voc Rehab. Based on the job recommendations on Voc Rehab, I wanna get a job as a word processor/typist or somewhere in the finance industry.