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

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

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

Disability Hacks

You Don’t Have To Take Abuse Via Email, Here Is What To do

Developmentally disabled people, Autistic people specifically, are four to 10 more times more likely to be abused than other populations. According to DisabilityJustice.com We tend to be abused more frequentlyWe are abused for longer periods of timeWe are less likely to access the justice systemWe are more likely to be abused by a caregiver or… Continue reading You Don’t Have To Take Abuse Via Email, Here Is What To do

Disability Hacks

Disability Hack: Caption Discord Voice Channels

I am a long time gamer, I love Dungeons and Dragons and use Roll20.net to play. There is a problem. My partner is the Dungeon Master (DM) and uses the Discord voice channel. I am hard of hearing but I cannot hear high pitched voices. I do ok with most people except for one when… Continue reading Disability Hack: Caption Discord Voice Channels

Disability Hacks

Disability Hack: Check Your Ethernet Cable If Your Internet Is Acting Wonky

We all know home internet is really important to autistics. It connects us with the world wide community, games, social media etc. Having no internet is the same as being cut off from the world and it is meltdown inducing.  A few years ago, we switched from cable to DSL internet because the cable company… Continue reading Disability Hack: Check Your Ethernet Cable If Your Internet Is Acting Wonky

Disability Hacks

Disability Home Hacks: Angry Mama

  This is something I saw online for years. It called angry mama. So the thing is if you put it in a microwave after filling it with water and vinegar and microwaving it for 7 minutes it would make it super easy to clean.   I didn’t believe it. I didn’t buy one until… Continue reading Disability Home Hacks: Angry Mama