How to Do the Orange Justice Dance

One of the most popular dance moves on Fortnite is the Orange Justice dance. While it looks like a difficult dance, it is easy enough to learn. With a little practice, you’ll be dancing just like the Orange Shirt Kid in no time.

EditMoving Your Legs
Make sure your feet are shoulder width apart. Start by getting into position. You don’t want your feet too spread out, but you also don’t want your feet too close together. Imagine that your shoulders and feet are the four corners of an upright rectangle.[1]

Practice swaying your legs to your right. To sway your legs to the right, bend your knees as if someone is kicking them from your left side. Then practice until you get a feel for the movement and can do it without thinking.[2]

Try swaying your legs to the left. Once you’re able to sway your legs to the right, try doing it in the other direction. Just imagine that someone is kicking your knees from your right side.[3]

Sway your legs from side to side. If you can sway your legs to the left and to the right, then the next step is to try swaying your legs from side to side in a seamless movement. Practice just the leg movement for a few minutes or until you get a feel for it.[4]

EditAdding the Arm Movements
Cross your arms down and to your left as you sway your hips to the left. Make an ‘X’ shape with your arms. You should put your right arm on top of your left, and keep your palms facing your body.[5]

Put your arms down as you lean to the right. As you sway right, keep your left arm on the left side of your body, and your right arm on your right side. You’ll want to keep your palms facing your body.[6]

Sway left and open your arms. As you sway to the left, outstretch your arms up and to the side. Your arms should be in a “I don’t know gesture.”[7]

Sway to the right with your arms down. You should make your arms parallel, with your right arm on your right side, and your left arm on your left side. Keep your palms facing inward.[8]

Clap up as you move to the left. As you sway to the left, raise your arms in front of your face and clap. You should make a triangle with your arms with your head in the middle.[9]
Your hands should be just above your head.

Combine the leg and hand movements. Once you’ve got a feeling for doing the leg movements and the hand movements, try doing them at the same time. Go slow at first and then go faster when you get more comfortable doing it.[10]

Practice, practice, and practice. No one can master the orange justice dance in a day. Getting good at it takes lots of time and practice. Don’t give up if you can’t get it down right away. Stay positive and keep trying!

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Today in History for 21st March 2019

Historical Events

1914 – US Men’s Figure Skating championship won by Norman M Scott
1931 – US Men’s Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1957 – Tennessee Williams’ “Orpheus Descending” premieres in NYC
1971 – WCPB TV channel 28 in Salisbury, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1985 – Bloodbath at Langa (Uitenhage) South-Africa, 19 killed
1986 – Kania skates ladies world record 500 m (39.52 sec) and 3 km (4:18.02)

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Famous Birthdays

1863 – George Owen Squier, American inventor and Major General in U.S. Signal Corp (d. 1934)
1889 – Otto Forst de Battaglia, Austrian diplomat and genealogist, born in Vienna (d. 1965)
1910 – Nick Castle, American choreographer (Dinah Shore, Judy Garland), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1968)
1965 – Xavier Bertrand, French politician
1967 – Troy Westwood, CFL kicker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1972 – Kristen Anderson-Lopez, American songwriter (Frozen), born in New York City

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Famous Deaths

1843 – Guadalupe Victoria, first President of Mexico (b. 1786)
1920 – Federigo Tozzi, Italian writer/journalist (Torre, Tre Croci), dies at 37
1939 – Evald Aav, Estonian composer, dies at 39
1954 – Harry Lawrence Freeman, African-American composer, dies at 84
1969 – Gerhard Fritsch, Austrian writer, dies at 44
1995 – Norman Schwartz, record Producer, dies at 66

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How to Host an Autistic Friendly Family Gathering

Holidays, get-togethers, reunions, and other family get-togethers can be a source of great joy (and great stress). They can be especially tough for autistics, who may deal with social confusion, sensory overload, high demands, and other stressors. Here is how to make your get-together more inclusive, relaxed, and fun for your autistic relative(s).

EditPreparing the Environment
A casual, relaxed environment is likely to be calmer for everyone, and reduce stress on the autistic person.

Set up different rooms to focus on different activities. This allows guests to go from one room to another, based on what they want to do. You might put the toys in one room for the kids, food in one room for eating and socializing, a large group of chairs in another, and some puzzles/quiet activities and a few chairs in a side room for people to take breaks if needed.
This will help the autistic person “escape” for a while if they become tired or overwhelmed.[1]

Keep the noise level down. Loud noise is overwhelming for most people, especially autistics. If you have to raise your voice to speak, it’s too loud.
Keep the TV off, or very quiet. Turning on closed captions and keeping the volume low helps.

Set aside an area for any children to do noisy play, such as outdoors or in the basement. If they’re getting loud, ask them to choose between quieting down or going outside.

Music should be quiet and relaxing, or nonexistent. (Try involving the autistic person in the playlist selection, so they can pick something familiar and calming.)

Ensure that mealtime seating is flexible. An autistic person may feel more comfortable sitting in a corner, sitting next to a trusted family member, sitting at a side table, or sitting in a quieter space. Let there be options.
Leave plates of appetizers sitting out so that people can grab some whenever they’d like.

Let people take food into other rooms, if possible.

Let people eat at different times if desired. This can be more relaxing than cramming everyone at one table.

EditPreparing for Different Needs
Check in with regards to the menu. Some autistic people have dietary needs that could influence what they can and can’t eat. Ask the person (or their parent/guardian) if the menu you’re planning sounds about right.[2] There should be at least one thing they know they are able to eat.
Put spices on the side. This way, people can choose between no spice, some spice, or a lot of it.

Buffets, such as build-your-own sandwich, can fit a variety of eaters.

Some autistic people prefer simple foods, like plain macaroni and cheese, cheese pizza, crackers, pudding, and other “kid food.”

Encourage the person to get needed and wanted accommodations. Whatever helps keep them calm and happy will be beneficial to everyone. This could include:
Wearing headphones

Wearing a hoodie and putting up the hood

Wearing comfortable clothes instead of fancy clothes[3]
Bringing familiar activities, comfort objects, or toys

Allow a shorter stay. Long social gatherings can be tough, and it’s okay if the person needs to leave early, or take long breaks. Reassure the autistic person and their family that some or all of the family can leave early if needed and that there will be no hurt feelings.
For an overnight trip, the autistic person may benefit from staying at a quiet hotel, where they can relax with only immediate family or on their own.

Talk with the autistic person about what to expect (if applicable). Improvising in a social situation can be tricky, so it helps for the autistic person to rehearse and plan for an unexpected or difficult situation. Younger or higher-support autistics can benefit from social stories and extra prep.
“If you get overwhelmed, you can go to Grandma’s bedroom, where it will be quiet. There are some papers and colored pencils so you can draw there if you want.”

“Uncle Mort really likes hugs. If you don’t want a hug, you can say ‘I would prefer a handshake, please.'”

“People will give gifts. Say ‘Thank you,’ even if you don’t like it. If you don’t like it, keep that secret, until we are back at home where you can tell me.”

Prep the autistic person for any rude family members, if needed. Dealing with impolite or nasty relatives is hard for everyone, but especially an autistic person, who may have fewer social skills and may make an easy target for nasty comments.
“Aunt Jenny criticizes people because it makes her feel better about herself. It’s not fair, and it’s not right. It’s just what she does. So if she says anything about you, remember that she’s just saying it because she doesn’t know better.”

“I know Grandpa is mean sometimes. It’s not your fault. You didn’t do anything to deserve it.”

“Sometimes Uncle Roberto says mean things when he’s stressed. It can especially be hard for his daughter Ana. If he gets angry, you can leave the room by yourself, or invite Ana to go do a puzzle with you.”

EditCreating a Relaxed Atmosphere
Talk to other family members as needed. Explain that the person’s needs might be a little different and that they aren’t trying to be “difficult” or “naughty.” They’re just autistic.
“Emily gets upset easily. It’s not on purpose, it’s because holidays can be stressful, especially for autistic people. If you think she might need a break, encourage her to go outside for a short walk, or tell me so I can help her.”

“Kids, you may notice that Alex moves a little differently, and he doesn’t talk much. Everyone is different, and that’s okay. Alex really likes to play dinosaurs. Maybe you’d like to play dinosaurs with him?”

“Dad, I know you think LeBron acts weird, and you don’t like that he doesn’t make eye contact. That’s normal and healthy for autism. I need you to be kind and supportive towards him so that I can feel good about having him come visit you.”

Make hugs and kisses optional. Depending on their sensory needs and mood, the autistic person may not want to be touched. During hellos and goodbyes, say that if someone doesn’t want hugs/kisses, they could do a handshake, high five, or just wave goodbye instead.
Encourage other relatives to go along with it. Explain that you’re trying to teach the kids and/or the autistic person that they get to choose who touches them on their own terms.

Be flexible with everyone. Different people have different needs, autistic or not. Be willing to make adjustments so that everyone can be comfortable and have the most amount of fun they can.

Allow small group and one-on-one discussions to break off. Socializing in smaller groups can be less stressful for autistics (along with introverts and shy people).[4] Let it move organically and allow people to separate from the main group as needed.

Step in if you notice things getting heated. Conflict is stressful for everyone. Autistic people especially can find it distressing, and may not have the social skills to de-escalate it or take care of themselves.
Remind others not to raise their voices.[5]
Try changing the subject.[6]

EditSupporting the Person
Keep conversations relaxed with the autistic person. If you chat with the autistic person, try asking about their interests. Talking with an autistic person isn’t incredibly different from talking to a non-autistic person.
Expect different body language, like fidgeting and lack of eye contact. This is normal.

Keep it age-appropriate. A nonspeaking 12-year-old is still a 12-year-old and is unlikely to appreciate baby talk.

Don’t be scared! Autistic people are still people.

Accept unusual behavior. It’s natural for autistic people to be a little odd, and it doesn’t have to be a big deal. For autistics, natural behavior includes:
Not making eye contact

Fidgeting and wiggling

Being quite honest (sometimes a little too honest)

Taking things literally

Struggling to deal with frustration, and needing more breaks

Respect boundaries. The person may not be up for talking, hugging, kissing, et cetera, depending on their mood and individual needs. Don’t push them. Let them do what keeps them comfortable.[7]

Check in if the person looks stressed. It’s helpful to ask how they’re doing from time to time, and offer an escape if they look overwhelmed. Reassuring them that they can take a break makes it easier on them.
“Want to go take a break in my bedroom? There are some coloring books in there you could color in.”

“Would you like to come with me in the car to go pick up the pizzas? It would be just you and me.”

“Angie, you look overwhelmed. Let’s go for a short walk and smell the fresh air, just you and me.”

Let them enjoy the gathering in their own way. Maybe it means sitting under tables, rocking back and forth, or eating crackers instead of the fancy food you arranged. That’s okay. What’s most important is that everyone has fun.

If the person has major dietary restrictions, they or their family could bring suitable food if that makes it easier.

Encourage people to respect the autistic person’s right to privacy. Publicly discussing the autistic person’s issues is embarrassing (even if the autistic person can’t or doesn’t say so). If people start talking about their intimate personal details, say “Let’s respect ____’s privacy” and change the subject.

For gift-giving, try asking the person’s family what they like, or having the person list some ideas. Knowing the person’s special interests, and popular gifts for autistics,[8] helps.

If young children will be around, place dangerous or breakable items out of reach.

Don’t push a distressed autistic person even harder. This will likely just lead to a meltdown or shutdown.

Now is a bad time to over-challenge the autistic person because the environment itself is likely going to be challenging. Avoid criticizing, over-correcting, pushing too hard, and trying to make the person handle even more (such as entering an overwhelming social situation, or trying a new food they didn’t say they wanted to try).

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