Author: Melody

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Stop Making Your Child Suffer

This is for allistic parents of autistic kids who are trying to follow the Neurodiversity paradigm. We’ve said it over and over.. Behavior is communication. Behavior is communication. Behavior is communication. You’ve gotten the message....

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It Would Be Easier to Say “No”

As the new school year begins, so does our never ending battle to have teachers, coaches and administrators have high expectations for the boys. They’re entering 7th and 8th grade. Once again, the 8th grader...

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This is Only the Beginning

If you can, I’d like you to picture an apple orchard. Nice even rows and columns of trees evenly spaced to make it accessible to whomever is picking the apples off the trees. Behind the...

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Social Model of Disability and Christianity

CW: Christians, Religion, Bible verses TW: Child Abuse, Ableism in the Church Disclaimer: I am a Christian. I’m writing this hopefully for other Christians. If you are not a Christian, please do not feel the...

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Preparing for the Future

CW: ABA, Pseudoscience I want to address the autistic community today. Not allies.. Not the parent community. Just the autistic people who believe in autism acceptance.. neurodiversity principles… the social model of disability. I’ve been...

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Self Worth and Appearance 

So the saying goes that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And we all have heard over and over how people shouldn’t be defined with the way they look. Today the reality of...