Discrimination, Growing up undiagnosed, Queerphobia

After You Come Out, You See Obvious Signs In Your Past

Coming out of the LGBTQIA closet is just as hard as coming out of the autistic one. You are afraid people will judge you and not see you for who you are. Coming out of the LGBTQIA closet was really hard because how I was treated in middle school and high school. Growing up, I… Continue reading After You Come Out, You See Obvious Signs In Your Past

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, 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

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

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

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

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