Disability Hacks, Disabled Parenting

Americans: Did you know Medicaid Covers Nutrition Shakes, Incontience Supplies, and weighted vests?

Medicaid covers more than what they tell parents and patients.  I made this discovery a few years ago. N is on pedicure for weight gain. J is on pedicure because sometimes she cannot eat due to stomach issues.  Pediasure We were worried about N not gaining enough weight and because of how tiny he was.… Continue reading Americans: Did you know Medicaid Covers Nutrition Shakes, Incontience Supplies, and weighted vests?

Disabled Parenting

Always Presume Competence, The Consequences Can Be Dangerous

It is extremely important to presume competence in everyone. It does not matter if the person is disabled or not. The consequences can be dangerous.  Yesterday morning, N jumped off his top bunk and landed on the floor. My husband tried catching him but was unsuccessful. We kept him home from school that day and… Continue reading Always Presume Competence, The Consequences Can Be Dangerous

ABA, Disabled Parenting

What Happens When An ABA Survivor Finds Out These Tactics Are Used On Their Own Children

It is common knowledge I had a very horrific experience with ABA as a child in the 1980's. It left me with horrible PTSD and other mental health issues. I vowed to never subject my children to such abuse. They do not need to be trained to conform and forced to mask.  The way the… Continue reading What Happens When An ABA Survivor Finds Out These Tactics Are Used On Their Own Children

Disabled Parenting, Growing up undiagnosed

Careful when Parenting an Autistic Child. Destruction of Their Property Can be Traumatic

There is the right way to parent and there is the wrong way. Making the child scared of you is not the way to parent. Your child will cut all ties off with you when they are tired of the abuse.  When someone destroys something you love, you would be upset. When it is done… Continue reading Careful when Parenting an Autistic Child. Destruction of Their Property Can be Traumatic