Reflections

 

 

 

 

 

A Plethora of Therapies isn't always the Answer

Sep 24, 2020

Dear families,

If your child has been identified as autistic, I want you to know that they do not instantly require a plethora of therapies.

Our children may not even require any therapies at all.

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Your Voice is Powerful

Sep 21, 2020

The beauty of being a PDAer and not adhering to or aligning with social hierarchies allows me to see people and situations for exactly what they are.

One year, on the first day of school, one of our...

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We must Love and Forgive Ourselves in order to make Amends to our Children

Sep 18, 2020

So many of us believe we’re not worthy of forgiveness.

We struggle to forgive ourselves for the mistakes we’ve made with our children;

The moments we lost control,

The awful things we...

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As a Neurodivergent, I Live, Love, Process and Experience Life from my Body

Sep 14, 2020

As a neurodivergent, I live, love, process and experience life from my body.

My native tongue is energy - how a person feels, how an environment feels.

My antennae are my sensory systems and they way...

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This is Autistic Burnout

Sep 11, 2020

When you're autistic and you're not okay, you're really not okay.

Sometimes, everything feels bloody hard.

Setting boundaries, carefully sifting through language in order to avoid hurting others in...

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Autism is my Identity and my Culture

Sep 06, 2020

What I want you to know first and foremost is that I am autistic.

I am an autistic person married to another autistic person, and we have created four perfectly whole autistic children.

We are not...

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What is it to Pathologise a Human Being?

Sep 02, 2020

What is it to pathologise a human being?

To describe or understand all of their behaviour, their emotions, their wants and needs, their very being as symptoms of disorder.

Many parents will ask...

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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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