ASParenting Blog

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To the Parent New to Autism

Hello person. Welcome to this beautiful world of autism. Yes, beautiful.. It’s the same beautiful world you’ve already lived in. That child that you love? They’re the same child. That diagnosis is not really new...

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What Meltdowns Look Like

Before I get into this post, I want to make it very clear that I’m not going to be disclosing what any meltdown looks like. Seriously, that’s not important. After talking to a friend of...

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Far Reaching Implications

This is a vent and processing post so I apologize if it’s incoherent. As a parent, I take great care when trying to determine what my children should and should not have access to. We...

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Remembering My Autistic Self

My advocacy… my activism… Well, it’s kind of been non-existent. It’s been bothering me for a while. I keep talking to a few friends about it. And I know I’m a needed voice, but struggle...

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Tokenism Hurts Everyone

It was 5-6 years ago when I got a phone call from someone. They were discussing the merits of “working from the inside” to change an organization. At the time, I just felt frustrated because...

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Promoting Good Habits

It’s no secret that I struggle with my advanced ADLs. For a while now, that has meant that my teaching ADLs and Life Skills to my kids. Well, in an attempt to have some sanity,...