autistic culture, Disability Culture, Growing up undiagnosed

Autistic Adult Find Healing From Abuse in Unusual Places

Background It is no secret I was an abused child. I was neglected, abused in almost every sense of the word. I was berated, beaten and made to think I was worthless. I was placed in ABA to change who I was. My parents favorite go to was that I was created to make them… Continue reading Autistic Adult Find Healing From Abuse in Unusual Places

Growing up undiagnosed

Why the Name Change?

For over 20 years, I have been preferred to be called by my Hebrew name, not my Americanized name. My Americanized name is a symbol of the abuse and torture I had as a child and changing my name is a way of letting that go and being free of the trauma and abuse.  I… Continue reading Why the Name Change?

Quackery

Quackery Exposed: Healing Crystals

What Are Healing Crystals? Crystal healing is an alternative technique where crystals and other stones are used to cure illnesses or disabilities and protect against disease. The people who practice this believe that crystals are conduites for healing. They are supposed to allow positive, healing energy to flow into the body while negative, disease causing… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Healing Crystals

ADHD, Diabetes, Disabled Parenting

Child Abuse Prevention Month: The Story of J, D and A

Child abuse comes in all different forms. Child abuse looks like some things that one might not think of. J, D and A are my brothers and sister in law that my husband and I have custody of due to abuse at home and abuse in foster care. My husband and the children share the… Continue reading Child Abuse Prevention Month: The Story of J, D and A