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 →
"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?"
"It's okay if you make a mistake [folding origami Yoda for him] because even Dwight makes mistakes some time, and he's an origami MASTER!" Who is this kid, and what did he do with my perfectionist-anxiety Early Bird?! Okay, that's a little bit of an exaggeration; he still deals with perfectionism anxiety from time to... Continue Reading →