Reflections

 

 

 

 

 

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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Trusting Your Intuition

Oct 30, 2020

Hey.

In the name of honesty and transparency, I'm going to tell you a story.

Within the last two years I've noticed changes with not only my vision but my eyes.

I noticed that they were often...

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Today, I lean into the Joy of what my Life has Become

Oct 28, 2020

I'm always so moved by how beautifully supportive this community is.

Today is a new day.

The sun is up, the air is fresh and with that, comes new thinking and doing.

I am so privileged to be trusted...

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I want Freedom. Autistic, Neurodivergent and Divergent Freedom.

Oct 26, 2020

When supporting families to find calm and peace in their life together collectively, Neurodivergence is profoundly important to understand and recognise.

In our extraordinary families, we balance...

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