CoMorbidities, Diabetes, Disability Culture

Type One Diabetes Can Develop In Adulthood, Know the Signs

Type one diabetes is an autoimmune disease.It is also called juvenile diabetes but it can also develop in adulthood. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you should know I have a son who has type one diabetes. This auto immune disease causes antibodies to attack the insulin producing parts of the… Continue reading Type One Diabetes Can Develop In Adulthood, Know the Signs

ADHD, autistic culture, CoMorbidities, Disability Culture, 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

CoMorbidities, Diabetes, Disability Hacks

How to Disable the Auto-off Function on the Tandem T-Slim Insulin Pump

*Disclaimer: Talk with your endocrinologist before you do this. This stumped our endo and I am happy I found a way to disable this * What Happened A is my 11 year old autistic son. He is also a type one diabetic. He uses the Tandem T-slim x2. It connects with his Dexcom, which is… Continue reading How to Disable the Auto-off Function on the Tandem T-Slim Insulin Pump

ADHD, autistic culture, CoMorbidities, Disability Culture, 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

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

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

ABA, ADHD, autistic culture, Growing up undiagnosed

Intelligence Tests Given to Children are Unreliable and Ableist

It is no secret that I was diagnosed with ADHD as a 6 year old. They did a whole battery of tests. I remember them, vaguely. It is also no secret that I was an abused child. Today, I found out they both have everything to do with each other. Today, in a Facebook group… Continue reading Intelligence Tests Given to Children are Unreliable and Ableist

CoMorbidities, EDS, Growing up undiagnosed

Diagnosis of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and What a Flare Up is Like

Clues From My Childhood My whole life I had had random pain and injuries I could not explain. I was often told I was faking it or doing it for attention. My parents who were supposed to protect me and take care of me gas lit me my entire life, especially medically. I had a… Continue reading Diagnosis of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and What a Flare Up is Like

Diabetes, Disabled Parenting

When Ordering Medical Supplies for You or Your Child, Know What it is, The Mistakes Can Be Fatal

https://anchor.fm/fierceautie/episodes/When-Ordering-Medical-Supplies-for-You-or-Your-Child--Know-What-it-is--The-Mistakes-Can-Be-Fatal-e1f3lmb It is no secret, one of my children has type one diabetes. It was so hard on him until we figured out what equipment worked for him. There were several hospitalizations until there was a good routine on things. He has an amazing endocrinologist, which his vital. I was told this is quite normal… Continue reading When Ordering Medical Supplies for You or Your Child, Know What it is, The Mistakes Can Be Fatal