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Time To Grow Up: When Autism Goes Public

She smiled at me, a mixture of pity and kindness in her eyes.

Sourdough was talking jibberish (something that sounded like a mix between a cat’s meow and beeps…I am not even sure how to describe it… 531 more words


What is Autistic Burnout?

If you’re autistic like me, you’ve probably felt a lot of pressure, whether internalized or from someone else, to “act” more neurotypical (non-autistic).  You may have done things like trying to imitate your non-autistic peers’ behavior, like trying to talk like them or try to control your stims.   494 more words


Review of the week 21st - 27th June 2014

Another hot week that’s for sure and will last for a good few weeks, reminds me being at Malta but actually working and putting up a sweat. 1,649 more words


Enjoying the Flower Garden

Planting a flower garden in the spring may not seem all that great to a parent. When I saw the look on my son’s face when he saw the flowers that had grown it was priceless. 20 more words

Special Kids

Unlocking My Daughter's World.

Anyone with a child on the autism spectrum will hear this statement at least once in their lives.  “But (s)he looks so normal!”

I see it every day.   890 more words

Furthur nuances of ABA-based therapies

I’ve been seeing a lot of discussion online lately about ABA-based therapies.*

Can these therapies ever be done right? How can you tell when a therapy is damaging even though it is play-based, uses no aversives, and doesn’t seem unpleasant for the child undergoing it? 1,024 more words


Why did God made me autism?

I was sitting in bed, browsing the internet, minding my own business, when my 14 (E) and 11 (G) year old daughters entered the room.  E had a look of “help!” on her face.  730 more words