Category: Parenting

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“Gut Issues” and Potty Training

I’ve read the statistics quite a bit on GI problems with regards to Autism. Autistic kids are reportedly 3.5x more likely to have GI problems than typically developing children. What they don’t tell you with...

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A Tween Among Us

So I knew this day would come, but I didn’t expect it so soon. Daniel has turned into a tween (preteen) and seems to be picking up on a lot of things. I will admit,...

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8 months pregnant and Autistic

***Disclaimer: This may have some information that you don’t want to know about my pregnancy.*** I am just under 5 weeks from delivering Baby #3, Olivia. As an out autistic mother, I’ve been asked from...

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Event Planning for Autistics

One of my new favorite pages on Facebook is Parenting Autistic Children with Love & Acceptance. There’s a lot of great information, but also, you get to ask questions and respond to questions. Since parenting...

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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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Don’t Worry, He’ll Catch Up

Warning: This post has anti-biomedical treatment portions. If you’re going to try and tell me in a comment the merits of such, they’re not going to be published. You will have missed the whole point...