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Why do those of us with a PDA Autistic Profile Antagonise Others?

Oct 15, 2020

Why do those of us with a PDA autistic profile antagonise others?

To restore balance.

When our threat response is activated and perceives a compromise to our autonomy, the resulting expression or...

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Being Autistic PDA and in Business - I'm just gonna be ME

Oct 12, 2020

Ahhh being autistic PDA and in business, hey.

It's bloody hard work.

I'm not talking about the challenges that come with being autistic, ADHD and PDA and running a business either.

I'm talking about...

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How We Found a Way to Take Care of ALL of Our Needs

Oct 06, 2020

Before the youngest two of our four girls were old enough to go to school, my husband and I had a system.

It took us years to work out.

After many tears, sweat, rage, calling each other an arsehole...

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Often an Autistic Person's 'Habit' is actually a Solution

Oct 05, 2020

TW: Toileting and autism (All pieces that I write on autistic people also apply to autistic adults, however I will often use the term "autistic children" based on the number of families here...

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Neurodiversity is for Everyone. That's the Point.

Oct 02, 2020

Every single time a person responds to the concept of positive autistic identity with comments such as:

"That's all well and good, but how about the autistic children who are *insert various...

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Let's Talk about Theory of Mind

Sep 30, 2020

Can we talk about theory of mind?

Theory of mind is the ability to attribute mental states such as beliefs, intents, desires, emotions and knowledge, among others, to oneself and to others. Theory...

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Why not try joining your Children in some Mischief?

Sep 28, 2020

When our children make promises and don't keep them, it's because they can't.

Often they'll really mean it when they say it, they'll really try, they'll really want to keep that promise.

But they...

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ADHD and ME

Sep 25, 2020

A few weeks back, I wrote a post on how I'd tried a couple of options for ADHD meds and they hadn't worked out.

I found myself sleeping on the couch with zero motivation and personality along with a...

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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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