Since being simultaneously outraged and heartbroken at the advertisement for the autistic girl, I have learned some horrible truths. Apparently attaching grant money to children in order to pay for them to be re-adopted is common place, especially for special needs children that are even less wanted than regular children. And there are so many... Continue Reading →
There is an autistic child for sale on the internet. Okay, that's not entirely accurate, but that's how it feels.
Communication that doesn't look like what you're used to or immediately understand is still worthwhile communication
I thought I'd share some of the ways that I know my daughter loves me, even when she doesn't use words to tell me, so that maybe others could see that their child is saying it to them, too.
The autistic community (talking about #actuallyautistic people) are pretty sick of functioning labels. The labels are divisive and dismissive. Would YOU want to be called "low functioning" ? No? Then how dare we call others that. Not to mention, an autistic's ability to do something can vary from day to day and circumstance to circumstance.... Continue Reading →
"My family is insisting my autistic child should have a birthday party, but my child gets sensory overload from parties and hates the change in routine. What should I do?"
His attitude was not about my parenting, nor about my kid's behavior. It's about that stranger's mindset.
Google the phrase "lining things up" and you get scary results with words like "red flag" and "inappropriate play." Why is this so threatening?
The average person doesn't need to be an expert on autism, but they do need to know some things. To determine what those things are, I looked back at what I knew about autism before I actually had to.
These are real quotes from actual people who many parents of autistics follow and believe. It is my hope that by quoting these people with their own words that people will see the truth of them and will stop listening to them and their messages of hate.
You may not be aware, but often in the Autistic/Neurodiversity community we celebrate the day we found out. This is because we see self knowledge as a good thing. March 17th/St. Patrick's Day is Lady Bug's official identification/diagnosis day, but we celebrate for the whole family. That's because it's also the day that it was... Continue Reading →