Bogus Studies

Bogus Study: Suspected Feigning of Autism in Adults: A clinician Survey, Indications and Proposed Guidelines

A study was published in the journal Advances in Autism on January 21, 2022. It was an online survey that was targeting a range of autism professionals with varying levels of experience, working in clinical settings. Half of these professionals that completed the survey reported experiencing situations of suspected feigning of "adult autism" across a… Continue reading Bogus Study: Suspected Feigning of Autism in Adults: A clinician Survey, Indications and Proposed Guidelines

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, 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

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

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

In The Media

In the media: Tracing America's Covid vaccine conspiracies to autism fearmongering

Like a tumor, the anti-vaccine movement has metastasized in other parts of the American body politic.Anjali Nair / MSNBC; Getty Image Dec. 8, 2021, 4:27 PM EST By Eric Garcia, MSNBC Opinion Columnist Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new numbers suggesting that 1 in 44 children in the United States are autistic.… Continue reading In the media: Tracing America's Covid vaccine conspiracies to autism fearmongering

Disabled Parenting

Accepting Feedback From Your Children is Healthy and Needs to be Normalized

Receiving feedback about parenting from your children needs to be normalized. Whenever we are doing a different job or anything else in life, feedback is a natural part of the process and it needs to happen. Only if you don't parent in a way that is effective or healthy for your child, it can have… Continue reading Accepting Feedback From Your Children is Healthy and Needs to be Normalized

Growing up undiagnosed

Fat Shaming Kids Can Have Lasting Effects

Fat shaming kids can lead to lasting trauma into adult hood. In the autistic community, there are several co morbidities that cause weight gain and it is a symptom of a disorder.  I was fat shamed by my mother, father and grand parents growing up. My brother, who I found now is extremely toxic, joined… Continue reading Fat Shaming Kids Can Have Lasting Effects