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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,...

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They have coping skills!

I’ve mentioned before the playgroups we go to for Olivia. Today was no different. I have gotten to where I like the feeling of social interaction. Olivia likes it a lot. The boys like that...

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PTSD and Triggers

Can we talk about PTSD and triggers for a second? Not specific but big view. In the past couple of weeks, I had two triggers send me into flashbacks.. They were of different events and...

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Targeted Solutions

As Olivia’s daily life becomes more structured, and the boys are doing well in school, I seem to find myself more relaxed. This means I’ve taken up some new hobbies, but it also means I...

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Misconceptions People Get

So I did the wrong thing after reading an article I liked… I read the comments. How many times do I tell myself “Don’t read the comments!”? How many times do I tell others “Don’t...

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It’s Never Enough…

This school year has started for both the boys. D is in middle school and S is rounding out his final year in elementary. I was chatting with a friend today and it really hit...