Disability Hacks, Disabled Parenting

Devices Breaking Constantly with a Neurodivergent Family, This is How We Afford It

I am autistic, I have 7 neurodivergent kids (possibly 8, the baby is not old enough yet to tell yet). We started getting our kids devices when our diabetic child needed an iPod and I did not think it was fair that the others did not have one so we did get each child a… Continue reading Devices Breaking Constantly with a Neurodivergent Family, This is How We Afford It

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What People Are Missing About the Will Smith/Chris Rock Situation

Ableism has been a problem since the beginning of time, no one is disputing that. Both Will Smith and Chris Rock are celebrities and they accept the risk that it comes with. Chris Rock is a comedian and even comedians need to have lines they will not cross. There is a difference between joking and… Continue reading What People Are Missing About the Will Smith/Chris Rock Situation

Ableism, CoMorbidities, Disability Culture, Disabled Parenting, Discrimination, EDS

Stop Your Internalized Ableism, Your Kids Don’t Care About Your Mobility Aids

Internalized ableism can manifest in many ways. Its not just some ideas about autism, it could be about any physical, mental or neurological condition as well. For those who are new here, I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. It effects my mobility when I am on my feet for a long time at one time. Last… Continue reading Stop Your Internalized Ableism, Your Kids Don’t Care About Your Mobility Aids

autistic culture, Disability Culture, Disability Hacks, Growing up undiagnosed

Helping a Neurodivergent Child or Adult with Aggression

*I am not saying forgo mediation, always take medication as prescribed by your physician* Aggression is a much talked about topic in parent groups but not so much in autistic led spaces, or at least in my experience. Aggression is something that a lot of neurodivergent people experience. I experienced it and learned to channel… Continue reading Helping a Neurodivergent Child or Adult with Aggression

Disabled Parenting, Positive Changes

Celebrating Woman’s Day by Smashing Gender Roles

Celebrating International Woman's Day to me is all about choice. We have choices that our parents did not have or chose not to have. The woman was always at home taking care of the house and the man was always working and did not do a thing at home. Environment I Grew Up In When… Continue reading Celebrating Woman’s Day by Smashing Gender Roles

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Finding a Truly Accepting Shul is Hard but We Hit the Jackpot

Looking for an Inclusive Jewish Preschool When Roo was about to enter into preschool (nursery in Europe), I wanted him to go to a Jewish school. I knew B needed extra services and her mother was more involved and wanted her in a secular school so we respected that. Anyway, we looked for Jewish schools… Continue reading Finding a Truly Accepting Shul is Hard but We Hit the Jackpot

Ableism, Ableism Rebuttals, ADHD, autistic culture, CoMorbidities, Disability Culture, Discrimination, Sensory Processing Disorder

Abelism in Table Top Gaming

It is no secret that I am a gamer and my whole family are gamers. I started playing Dungeons and Dragons type games when I met my partner. I really ran with it and really enjoy it. We actually got to know each other at a gaming session and things took off from there. This… Continue reading Abelism in Table Top Gaming

Ableism, Ableism Rebuttals, CoMorbidities, Diabetes, Discrimination

Never Compare Autism to Diabetes

One comparison I see martyr parents make to autism is diabetes. Most of the time they have no experience with diabetes and the drastic consequences it can have. Autism is nothing like it, you cannot die from autism. Diabetes, at least type one, the parent or the diabetic is constantly making decisions all day about… Continue reading Never Compare Autism to Diabetes

autistic culture, Disability Culture, Growing up undiagnosed

Studying Martial Arts is Beneficial to Neurodivergent Children

I am on the right and my friend is on the left. We are practicing blocking and countering techniques. This is a little known fact, I was in karate (fun fact: the word karate mean open handed) as a kid, Kenpo to be more specific. I started when I was young and I stopped when… Continue reading Studying Martial Arts is Beneficial to Neurodivergent Children