Ableism, autistic culture, Disability 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 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

Antisemitism, autistic culture, Autistic History, Disability Culture, Disability History, Discrimination, Jewish Culture

Autistic History: Grunya Efimovna Sukhavera

Grunya Kuhavera was a Jewish Ukrainian psychologist who discovered autism almost 20 years before Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger published their work. They did not have the first accounts of autism, Dr. Sukhavera did. Dr Sukhavera was born in Kiev to a Jewish family of Kahaim Faitelvich and Rakhil losifovna Sukhavera. Dr. Sukhavera graduated medical… Continue reading Autistic History: Grunya Efimovna Sukhavera

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

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

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

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

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

autistic culture

Autistics Don't Trust Awareness Gear Companies and Here is Why

It is no secret that most autism awareness gear that is out there is geared towards "autism parents." They aim to represent us and not with us just to make a dollar. This is something the majority of us have bene adamantly against. This one company went a step further and faked a partnership between… Continue reading Autistics Don't Trust Awareness Gear Companies and Here is Why