Category: Parenting

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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...

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Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis, better known as ABA, receives a lot of opinions, most of which I disagree with. I continue to see people either raving or condemning it. I’m often asked to explain to people...

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Self-fulfilling Prophecies

We are getting ready to move to the DC metro area in a couple of months. The move talk has been exciting and I will miss the people I have come to know in the...

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“Asperger’s Syndrome is infectious.”

In 2 min, Tony Attwood gave more credit to the idea that we should not have kids… should not work beside “normal” populations… and called us infectious.  Tony Attwood has rarely been a good proponent of...

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Are You Standing In Their Way?

Sorry to my Autistic audience… this post is meant for the non-autistic parents in my audience. ——- This is a conglomeration of thought based on several things I have read and conversations I’ve had recently, and quite...

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New year. New school. New problems.

In case you can’t tell, the theme for today is “NEW”! You may recall that last year we moved out of my mom’s house and into an apartment. By doing so, we moved out of...