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Failed relationships & neurodivergence

Sep 10, 2021

Ahh, the wonderful weekend. I hope you're having a brilliant one so far.

This week, for something different, the team and I decided we'd share a conversation with community from my Facebook page...

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I'd rather stab my eye than do this... (spoiler: it's group work)

Aug 13, 2021
I still cringe inside when remembering the moments I heard “Okay everyone, find a partner”, or “So we’re going to get into groups of three”...
 
No.
Nah, not...
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This is Me.

Aug 13, 2021
I no longer paint my nails.
 
I don't adorn myself with jewellery.
 
I take my time responding to messages and I seldom answer my phone. I have a message bank.
 
I say no to...
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My Dreaming Life

Aug 13, 2021
*Trigger warning: Trauma nightmares, self-harm, police, psychiatric ward*
 
 
 
My dreaming life.
 
As I age, it becomes more intense; a beckoning for me to process what...
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I remember every single name, every single humiliation.

Aug 13, 2021

At fifteen years old, I left school midway through Year Nine and went into the workforce.

 

I vehemently expressed that I would not return to school and with that, my mother said if I was not...

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This is how I live most of my life now.

Aug 13, 2021
Today I put aside a few hours to revisit my plan for thriving autistically.
 
Those drop-offs of the very things that support my wellbeing happen so subtly and quickly as time goes on that...
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Labels, labels, labels.

Aug 13, 2021
Trigger Warning: swearing, harsh words.
 
 
I hear families often speak about their fear in "labelling" their children autistic, ADHD, among other neurodivergences because they worry...
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She is so much more.

Aug 04, 2021
I often touch on how important it is to move beyond the generic support framework for our autistic children in the classroom. This includes a timer, dot points on the board and visuals.
 
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We bring our children home.

Jul 21, 2021
We bring our children home
From failed systems
That have been enabled not to care
Not to care for our children
 
For us; when we were the children
We educate our children
And while trying...
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Where my grief came from.

Jul 14, 2021
This morning as I was barefoot walking through the garden, connecting with the earth, I felt a deep sadness come over me.
 
My instinct was to push the sadness away and to think of...
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