Why do many autistic children lay on the ground or sleep on the floor?

Jun 13, 2020

(Disclaimer: I have made the choice to allow my advocacy to naturally transition into tapping into my true neurodivergent experience which extends beyond the limited language of verbal...

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The Practice of Letting Things Go

Jun 10, 2020

You know what drove me to a raging meltdown as a kid, more than anything else?

My perfectionist brain.

If my socks didn't sit right, even when they weren't uncomfortable.

If the picture on the wall...

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I Am Different

Jun 03, 2020

I am different.
I feel it from a multidimensional perspective.
It is more than a neurotype, it is a way of 'being' in this world.
Yet, the words 'being' and 'world' are not enough.
There is no...

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Bless her PDA Heart

May 26, 2020

Driving in the car last night, my eldest daughter told me that she "actually legitimately, really loves me now. Like, this is probably the most she's ever loved me".

Bless her PDA heart.

And I get...

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All is Well in the Moment

May 21, 2020

When I REACT to my child in their most vulnerable moments,

I am called to explore within.

Do I have unmet needs?

Am I hungry, tired, thirsty, lonely, sad, scared?

Am I unidentified neurodivergent,...

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PDA stops me in my joy, too.

Apr 27, 2020

Part of my PDA autistic expression is the inability to continue on with hobbies, projects and plans that excite me; that I really want to engage in.
The very act of planning has the potential to...

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The humour in the darkness

Apr 27, 2020

Yesterday, one of my closest and dearest friends panicked and cried as the result of my dry, expressionless, monotone humour.
We moved through it together, it was cleared up and we still love each...

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'Untouchable' love

Apr 27, 2020

I remember when I first found the courage to ask Mum if I absolutely HAD to kiss and hug every relative I was never able to recall that was visiting for the weekend.


I really wasn’t...

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This is not 'that' time

Apr 27, 2020

If, like me, your current lifestyle resembles a time where you weren’t doing so well,

It’s important to acknowledge that this is NOT that time.

There were a number of years of my life...

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Literal Solutions

Apr 27, 2020

At least a hundred times per week, I used to call my husband at work, sobbing or raging down the phone.

“..and then they did this!”

“..and they also did that!”


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