Reflections

Those Children were the Canaries in the Coal Mine

Nov 26, 2020

..and so many of the world's children gradually, slowly but surely, became disengaged and disconnected; never coming out from their safe spaces, no longer connecting with their families.

Built for a...

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Dealing with my Sensory Sensitivities

Nov 24, 2020

"I love you. And I love you. I love you all. It's not anyone's fault that Mummy is upset. It's because I'm autistic, and I've had to touch kiwi fruit and mandarines and the juice has got on my skin...

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Important Factors to Consider when having Discussions about our Children

Nov 22, 2020

Important factors to consider when writing, speaking about or having discussions about our children; whether it be in an email to an educator, a conversation with a medical professional, a chat...

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Our Children will Show us all we Need to Know

Nov 19, 2020

When the first of my children was identified autistic, I thought my life as I knew it had ended.

It had.

The message that I needed to grieve the loss of a child I would not have was constantly and...

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It's Time to Take a Different Approach in our Classrooms

Nov 17, 2020
 
 In my teaching days, I received one professional development session on teaching autistic students in my classes.

It involved learning about the importance of reward systems (at...
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Longing for the Place where we Belong

Nov 12, 2020

When I was a small child, my most favourite place to be was my Grandparents’ home.

It was a huge house, built on a property surrounded by thousands and thousands of acreage - trees, dirt,...

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I am Autistic with a capital A.

Nov 10, 2020

I am Autistic with a capital A.

I prefer Identity First language.

1. “I am Autistic” is a reclamation of identity, taking back what is mine. I stand proudly Autistic and I reject attempts...

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Who do you Draw Courage From?

Nov 08, 2020

Who do you draw courage from?

I draw courage from those who are willing to be radically themselves. The people who I know behind the scenes are getting their arse kicked; both to their face and...

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Learning to Parent from my Heart Space

Nov 06, 2020

I have to make a daily, often moment by moment conscious decision to drop from my head space down into my heart space when it comes to parenting my girls.

For far too long, I was riddled with self...

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We are all Learning. Always.

Nov 04, 2020

It's important we tell our children the truth.

When an adult stands over a child, tells them "I make the rules", attempts to intimidate them or yells,

It's the adult who is out of control and not the...

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