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, 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

Ableism, CoMorbidities, 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

Awareness Days, 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

ADHD, Disabled Parenting, Jewish Culture

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 Boop 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

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