Tagged: understanding

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Stop Making Your Child Suffer

This is for allistic parents of autistic kids who are trying to follow the Neurodiversity paradigm. We’ve said it over and over.. Behavior is communication. Behavior is communication. Behavior is communication. You’ve gotten the message....

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Social Model of Disability and Christianity

CW: Christians, Religion, Bible verses TW: Child Abuse, Ableism in the Church Disclaimer: I am a Christian. I’m writing this hopefully for other Christians. If you are not a Christian, please do not feel the...

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Preparing for the Future

CW: ABA, Pseudoscience I want to address the autistic community today. Not allies.. Not the parent community. Just the autistic people who believe in autism acceptance.. neurodiversity principles… the social model of disability. I’ve been...

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5 Years Have Passed

For some reason, this year, I’ve reflected on the TPGA dialogues of 2011. And next month, we will mark the 5 year anniversary since they took place. You know what’s weird about that? My boys...

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Not Supermom, But Thanks!

School starts up in a week and a half. There was already a snafu. We’ll call it a snafu, and it’s being corrected. It was handled quickly, but I will not go into that. I...

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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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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...