Category: Family

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A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place

I have been recently following a few different conversations online about raising autistic kids. There has been something that I keep saying no matter what the situation is, that’s being talked about. There is a...

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“Because I’m stupid?”

Tomorrow is the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (and my birthday). We are also celebrating the 5 year anniversary of the ADA Amendments Act which was particularly important for the Autistic community....

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On Sensory Issues, Therapies

I was asked in a previous post about sensory issues today. I’d like to talk about this because it is important to understand how sensory processing manifests and what you can do about it. I...

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How Much Medication is Too Much?

(Before we get started, anyone who posts a comment saying to not medicate at all will have their comment sit in the dustbin. Also, I’m not asking this question to any of you. I’m making...

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Generations – What Acceptance Means to ME!

Fun facts going in, in case you’ve never read my blog before. I identify as Autistic and have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. I have two children who are cute, adorable, and thankfully, Autistic. I...

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“My Kid Isn’t Like You(rs)!”

There are re-occurring themes among the Autism/Autistic  online worlds. The most current is, “You can’t understand because you’re high-functioning/have Asperger’s.” It comes and goes when parents of Autistic kids insult Autism because of their child’s...

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Anticipation… or Not?

Two pieces of information you need to know before reading this post: I am moving to Maryland to take a full-time job at the ASAN DC office. I have created a Facebook Group for other...