Disabled Parenting

When A Child Is Properly Supported at Home and at School, the Possibilities are Endless

A is my half brother in law who my husband and I have guardianship of. He and my husband have the same father. LONG STORY. I have permission from A to tell this story. He is super proud of himself. Anyway, when he came to us at 5 years old he was scared. He is… Continue reading When A Child Is Properly Supported at Home and at School, the Possibilities are Endless

ABA, Disabled Parenting

When 2e child Is Placed in the Correct School Setting

When a child is placed in an inappropriate setting at school, it affects the child in more settings than school. My son N is 10 years old. He has been in typical classes since he was in preschool. He was diagnosed as autistic when he was 3. When trying to get hims services we were… Continue reading When 2e child Is Placed in the Correct School Setting

ABA, Disabled Parenting

When The Public Schools Fail Your Autistic Child

It is not uncommon for autistic children to fall through the cracks with the education system. It should never be like this but it is.  It happened to two of my sons,  N and Bug and my niece B. I am explaining what happened here and how I handled it in hopes it helps someone. … Continue reading When The Public Schools Fail Your Autistic Child

ABA, CoMorbidities, Diabetes, Disabled Parenting

When Your Autistic Child with a Serious Medical Condition has a School Nurse Who Tries To Go Against Doctor's Orders

 *Disclaimer: This blog was written with A's permission. I would never betray my son's trust like that* It is important to know how to advocate for your autistic child who also has a serious medical condition. This is especially true when dealing with school nurses.  As most of my readers know, my 10 year old… Continue reading When Your Autistic Child with a Serious Medical Condition has a School Nurse Who Tries To Go Against Doctor's Orders

autistic culture, Growing up undiagnosed

Do Not Underestimate What Your Child Can Do

A good friend showed me this video earlier today. It is about a high school student that was told that he was not allowed in the business program simply because he has ADHD. The principal who was speaking to him was worried that the student would bring the test scores down. He wanted to keep… Continue reading Do Not Underestimate What Your Child Can Do

Ableism, Discrimination, Growing up undiagnosed, Queerphobia

Unconsented Disclosure of Disability: An Autistic Perspective

    It is generally accepted that no one outs an LGBTQ person on their sexual orientation or gender identity, the individual comes out of the closet themselves. The person in question controls that conversation. It can have unwanted consequences. It leaves people open for bullying, discrimination, etc.   Unconsented disclosure is on the rise… Continue reading Unconsented Disclosure of Disability: An Autistic Perspective