autistic culture, Disabled Parenting

Having a Hard Time Transitioning Isn’t Just For Children

Having trouble transitioning is a common characteristic of an autistic child. What does this look like for an adult? It is not the same but it's similar. For adults, it's transitioning to a big life change. For example, in my life is a huge move, and having to shut down my business that I have… Continue reading Having a Hard Time Transitioning Isn’t Just For Children

ABA, autistic culture

What is Stimming or Self Stimulatory Behavior

Autistic people regulate themselves differently than neurotypical people do. It is a known fact. For decades, neurotypical people have been trying to reduce the frequency with which autistic people stim, ultimately eliminating it. Why? It makes them appear different than their peers. What is Stimming? Stimming is self-stimulatory behavior. It is a repetitive body movement… Continue reading What is Stimming or Self Stimulatory Behavior

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ABA, Ableism, ADHD, autistic culture, Discrimination

It is Abusive When Asking People To Relive Trauma for Your Sick Curiosity

Trauma just isn't an event that happens to you. The mental images, emotions, flashbacks, sounds, tastes, feeling, and other senses stay with you. Asking to retell your story makes you relive the trauma as if it is happening at that very moment. A lot of months ago, I was approached by Liz Tung from NPR… Continue reading It is Abusive When Asking People To Relive Trauma for Your Sick Curiosity

Accommodation Reviews, autistic culture, Reviews

Review of Disney World Disability Access Service

DAS or Disability Access Service is the program they have at the Disney Parks for people who are unable to wait in line for rides and other attractions. It used to work where disabled people would cut the line with their party and use the fast pass line but too many ableds took advantage of… Continue reading Review of Disney World Disability Access Service

autistic culture, Deaf Culture, Disabled Parenting, Scouting

Teaching Scouts to Interact with Disabled People Benefits Everyone

Yesterday my partner and I had to opportunity to participate in a district event called CLAW. It is an event where leaders teach different belt loops. Belt loops are advancements for cub scouts. The sessions were about 20 minutes. The one we chose was Cubs Who Care. That is the disability awareness one. They said… Continue reading Teaching Scouts to Interact with Disabled People Benefits Everyone

autistic culture, CoMorbidities, Disability Hacks, Disabled Parenting

Accommodating Your Magpie Child

Magpie isn't really a type of human but something I call a neurodivergent human who has a compulsion to take shiny and small objects they like. This is named after a species of birds that is known for taking tiny trinkets to their nests. I call it that because when I was talking to a… Continue reading Accommodating Your Magpie Child

Ableism, autistic culture, Disabled Parenting

When Teaching My Children IFL, The Unexpected Happened

Identify first language is a cornerstone of the autistic community. It tells people that autism is a part of us and that we cannot "have autism." I teach all my kids that they are no ill diseased or broken. When Boop came home, we had to undo all the ableist nonsense that was put on… Continue reading When Teaching My Children IFL, The Unexpected Happened

ADHD, autistic culture, CoMorbidities, Disability Hacks, Growing up undiagnosed

Disability Hacks: How to Get a Free ADHD/Autism Evaluation if You are in the United States

Diagnosis access is almost impossible in the United States. Insurance does not cover, a lot of people are uninsured or the evaluations are just for children. A lot of people are not lucky like I was to get an ADHD diagnosis in the 80's. I was able to get a free free evaluation on Social… Continue reading Disability Hacks: How to Get a Free ADHD/Autism Evaluation if You are in the United States

ADHD, autistic culture, CoMorbidities, Disability Hacks, Disabled Parenting, Sensory Processing Disorder

Having An Automated Smart Home Helps a Disabled Family

I thought what you are all are probably thinking. "Its so expensive, how can they afford that?" We did not do it all at once. It was done a little at time. How We Started Turning Our Home Into a Smart Home I actually did not have a desire to do this until I had… Continue reading Having An Automated Smart Home Helps a Disabled Family

autistic 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