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Small Miracles

Here’s the flip side to my last post. Here’s what makes this job worthwhile.


Yesterday, an autistic child whose average attention span is about 30 seconds curled up next to me on the couch and let me read almost 30 pages of “The Reason I Jump” out loud. 261 more words


Restless Hands: Acceptance, Love, and Self-care: #AutismPositivity2015

Scattered memories:

…He meets me at the door, eyes wide. Takes my hand, looks into my face intently, bounces up and down in place. I give him my biggest smile and squeeze his hand. 736 more words


A Quiet Week Celebrates #AutismPositivity2015

One year ago to the day, I put my mother in a nursing home. I feared she would not last the month, let alone recover and look forward to resuming her life at home. 70 more words

Actually Autistic

#AutismPositivity2015: Are you in???

Announcing The Fourth Annual Autism Positivity Flashblog

May 15 th, 2015

April 2015 has been a busy month. There are so many people creating new projects and participating in posAutive events, expressing or amplifying the important perspectives of Autistic people, and celebrating Autistic pride and culture. 579 more words


Managing Challenging Behaviors in Neurotypicals


Many neurotypical adults have behaviors that the rest of us find difficult to handle. These people are generally unaware of the stress their challenging behaviors cause for autistic friends and family members. 458 more words


An Open Letter to Wendy Chung and Everyone Else Who Worries About Autism

(So, it would have been nice if I could have written this for the Autism Positivity flash blog, or Blogging Against Disablism Day. But life doesn’t always work out that neatly, and I only saw the TED talk two days ago and the words to respond didn’t come to me until now. 1,139 more words


Ballastexistenz: Expressions of PosAutivity: #AutismPositivity2014, Crocheting and Dancing

By Mel Baggs

Please see video linked here: Crocheting and dancing. from Mel Baggs on Vimeo.

Crocheting is my new perseveration.  You can call what I was doing in this video stimming, dancing, or whatever you want, but it’s how my body moved naturally and it felt great. 381 more words