Auction to benefit ASAN

This year was supposed to be the year I wrote my book. Naturally my brain wouldn't let me and I accidentally started a craft business instead. Last year's April took a ton out of me, so many planned advocacy posts went unwritten. Instead, this year I'm raising funds for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network because... Continue Reading →

“Okay, repeat song!”

Autistic person in an autistic community group online: "Is it okay if I listen to the same song over and over? It makes me happy, but I don't know if it's okay to do it." This right here is why we need autism acceptance. Autistic kids and adults with their own instincts so overridden by... Continue Reading →

Comparison is the Thief of Joy, Part III

The other morning I had a conversation with 9 year old Early Bird. It included a relativity thought experiment, subjective time aging compared to non relativistic subjective time, Steven Hawkins' Time Traveler Party experiment, orbital mechanics, and correcting a common misconception about how escaping the atmosphere. I shared it on my personal facebook because I... Continue Reading →

Why are we okay with these odds?

Applied Behavioral Analysis (also known as ABA) has only a 50/50 chance of "working." And that number gives all of the credit to the "therapy" and none to the child's natural development, assuming that between the years of ages 3 and 6 the child would make no progress on their own. However, there is an... Continue Reading →

Test for Neurotypicality

[Image of a black and white crowd with red "Test for Neurotypicallity" is intended to be a satire of doom and gloom posts about tests for autism.] I was scrolling through all my "Saved" links on Facebook when I was reminded of this link. It's a bit tongue-in-cheek, but it tests for "neruotypicality" (which I've... Continue Reading →

Fall Themed Joint Activities

We did this last fall and we're doing it again this fall! Fall is my favorite time of year, and I try to bring it about as soon as possible indoors, even if the outside insists that it's still summer. I looked through my old posts and realized I totally forgot to blog about this... Continue Reading →

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