Reflections

You’re Already Living with Purpose

Sep 02, 2020

Every day I see memes flow over my socials that place unnecessary pressure on many people who are divergent.
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I know it’s meant to be positive.
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Yep, purpose is great.
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But what **IS** purpose?!...

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I am an Autistic Person. Just Like You.

Aug 31, 2020

Howdy.

I often come in to write this same message, for the followers and commenters who are new to the page.

I am always grateful for the wonderful comments left for me after my written pieces and my...

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Breaking Down the Communication Barrier

Aug 26, 2020

"Deficits in developing, maintaining, and understanding relationships, ranging, for example, from difficulties adjusting behaviour to suit various social contexts; to difficulties in sharing...

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"But everyone does that!" - Learning to Identify the Divergence within Ourselves

Aug 25, 2020
Autistic people aren't only building bridges for non autistic people to understand us, and to learn to communicate with us. We're also building bridges in order to remain connected with people we...
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What is Neurodivergent Sibling Life?

Aug 19, 2020
What is neurodivergent sibling life?
 
It's one ND child struggling with the sensory dysregulation triggered by their new baby sibling. It's one ND child experiencing anxiety around the...
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The Unexpected Pressures of Lockdown 2.0

Aug 18, 2020
As an autistic person with a PDA profile, I totally underestimated the impact the demand pressure of phone calls from schools reminding us of "submission day" would have. It isn't my children who...
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Let's Talk About Autistic Levels

Aug 12, 2020
Can we talk about autistic 'levels'?
 
They don't indicate level of autistic. There is no "more or less" autistic. They are support levels, indicating the amount of support a person...
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We are Responsible for our Reactions, not our Children

Jul 30, 2020
Our children are never, ever responsible for our reactions, our emotions and our behaviour in response to their challenges.
 
We are responsible.
 
This does not mean we are to...
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The Profound Impact of Language

Jul 22, 2020
Language has a profound impact on how we view and understand concepts around human behaviour.
 
An important example consistently in my periphery is the good ole' 'behaviour' song.
Good...
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Why is parent advocacy so important?

Jul 15, 2020
 
Why is parent advocacy so important?
 
A little girl that I love very much, a little girl raised inside a family I know who celebrates autism and advocates hard for change, asked me...
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