March 11, 2019

"Why did the chicken cross the road? To prove it could be done." – S. Truett Cathy, Founder of Chick-Fil-A

Sometimes we have to find resources. Resources are not always in plain sight. A glaring lack of resources produces creativity. As a person with a disability, it’s...

May 31, 2018

A brief thought for those of you who don't have executive functioning challenges. 

At countless points in my college career I suffered low grades because of late or forgotten assignments.  I'm not talking about a few late papers; I'm talking about almost weekly problems...

April 19, 2018

If you read my articles, then you know that it's my goal to help autistic people by increasing understanding.  This is another one of those, with a light sprinkling of the irritation that sparked the first "Joel Rants" back in high school.  I'll have to tell that story...

November 14, 2017

Today I’d like to say something to autistic and allistic (non-autistic, if that’s a new word for you) people. Are you ready? Neurotypicals aren’t the only ones who have to accommodate others.

First, let’s look at something allistics have to do to accommodate people with...

October 13, 2017

There is a lesson to be learned from the changing tone of media in recent years, and I believe it applies to autism. Blog article by Joel Carver for PASS

June 2, 2017

Welcome to Progressive Abilities Support Services' Blog. Our mission has always been to help people with differing abilities progress forward in their community. This blog is another way that we will do that. Here, you can find inspiring stories from past and present c...

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