Tagged: autistic

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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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Autism Rates (Revisited)

(Originally posted as a Facebook post; reposting here nearly a month after the fact so that the information is easily linkable) I want to direct everyone’s attention to 3 studies that were done with regards...

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Did you know….

Did you know… ….tomorrow starts Autism “Awareness” month? ….Wednesday is World Autism Awareness Day? ….that the messages that came out of last week’s prevalence rates are damaging to Autistic people? ….that the messages that will...

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1 in 68 with 1:5 girl-boy

Another CDC post to add to your mix… forgive me… CDC release CDC Surveillance Summary I want to state two things before I get into what I’m actually posting about. This is not an epidemic....

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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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ASA Conference – 2013

I mentioned a few posts (months) back that I’d be presenting at the ASA conference this year. Well, we are a week away, and I will admit that I’m becoming rather anxious about it. For...

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On Being Disabled

This is an emotional subject for me. I don’t typically like to think about it as it hurts. In my nearly 28 yrs living, or the 10 years since graduating from high school. I have...

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Potty Training

What I’ve learned… ‘All children are different.’ This one seems pretty self explanatory. But in my case, my son seems to be different than ALL children. Peer pressure is not always a bad thing. We’ve...