Problematic Companies, Problems

Problematic Company: Home Depot

Welcome to another blog on why they made my boycott list. Home Depot and Autism Speaks are closely intertwined. According to Autism Speaks they donated over $950,000 dollars but it is really $25 million. They sell a blue light bulb for the Light it Up Blue campaign yearly. Autistics every year try to educate the… Continue reading Problematic Company: Home Depot

autistic culture, CoMorbidities, Disability Culture, PCOS

Being Autistic and having PCOS

I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in 2005. This was when I was having a hard time getting pregnant. PCOS is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections… Continue reading Being Autistic and having PCOS

Disabled Parenting, Growing up undiagnosed

Non Verbal Communication can Facilicate Speech

One thing that gets said a lot when it comes to autistic children, non verbal communication hinders speech. In my experience, it facilitates speech. When it comes to autistic children, the milestone timeline is different. It is different for every child and should not be compared to a typical child. I have two examples. One… Continue reading Non Verbal Communication can Facilicate Speech

Complicated Professionals, Problems, Veterinary and Autism

Autistic, veterinary professional = complicated feelings about Temple Grandin

One question I get asked a lot is my thoughts on Temple Grandin. I am an Autistic and am in the veterinary field. My thoughts on her are complicated. Let me explain. When I first thought I may be autistic, but not sure, I did some research. I found Temple Grandin. She is autistic and… Continue reading Autistic, veterinary professional = complicated feelings about Temple Grandin

autistic culture, Disability Culture

Functioning Labels and How they Harm

How many of you have heard high, low or moderate functioning? What does it even mean? The functioning labels are often used to refer to the "severity" of someone being autistic. When you call someone "low functioning," you usually think of someone who is unable to communicate, participate socially, take care of activities of daily… Continue reading Functioning Labels and How they Harm

Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture, Disability Culture

Employment and the Neurodivergent

Employment. It seems like a simple thing for most but for the neurodivergent, it can be a challenge. This requires executive functioning. Executive functioning allows people to plan, organize and complete tasks. For the typical it seems simple. You have a to do list, you get it done and go on to the next one.… Continue reading Employment and the Neurodivergent