I've been working on this post for several months, and I finally finished it! It's been a bit hard to write things since the most recent brain injury, as there's been a few health issues since - seizures, worsening complex migraines that mimic strokes, and most recently a diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (although that's been … Continue reading All About AAC: A Guide to Augmentative and Alternative Communication Options!
October is definitely one of my favorite months. It's spooky candy time, the weather gets a little less awful, and it's an awareness month for a few different things: dysautonomia, disability employment, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)! I've done a post on Dysautonomia Awareness Month before, but I hadn't done one for AAC Awareness … Continue reading AAC Awareness Month! (Bonus: AAC Discount List)
I've been working on this one for a while, but I finally finished it - an infographic! We learned how to make these in class this semester, and I really wanted to try to make one for the website. All the information from this is from my post about a Stim Toys and Fidget Workshop … Continue reading Types of Stimming Infographic
Heads up: this post has a gif in it. Not flashing or too fast, but figured my photosensitive friends might want to be aware. Unsurprisingly, social skills are not always my thing. It's not for lack of trying, of course. I've gotten a lot better compared to when I was younger. These days, it … Continue reading Conversation Cards
Happy Autism Acceptance Day! April is generally one of my least favorite months, but I'm trying really hard to focus on it being Autism Acceptance Month - instead of paying as much attention to all the harmful "light it up blue" things. I'm too close to burnout to be able to deal with it this … Continue reading Why Autism Acceptance?
I have to admit... I hadn't really made sensory bottles until recently. I was first introduced to them by one of my friends at the Autism community center I used to facilitate programming for. She would make several of them with all sorts of materials, and then gleefully refer to each one as a "Party … Continue reading Party in a Bottle: Sensory Bottles and How to Make Them
Content is very heavy and emotional. Please take care of yourself if reading. Grief: noun; deep and poignant distress caused by or as if by bereavement I've found that death isn't something people want to talk about. It's one of those things that everyone knows exists - but no one acknowledges it. Over the … Continue reading Autism in Grief