Acceptance and Actions

The past few years, I've always tried to put a lot of effort into educational/informational posts during April. As always, it gets exhausting. There are so much negativity around autism. Society paints our existence as a tragedy- portrayed as something to be feared, focusing only on the difficult things. Is being autistic difficult?Yes, it is … Continue reading Acceptance and Actions

The Sloth

One of my favorite things is stuffed animals and plushies. Squishmallows, teddy bears, and even pillow pets - if it’s soft and cuddly, I will love it. Anytime we go to the store, I’m immediately drawn to the soft texture of any stuffed animal I see - which gives me a sense of calm in … Continue reading The Sloth

Disabled Does Not Equal Expendable

Note: this post was originally written as an Op-Ed submission on January 9th. Since this was first written, disability advocates from various organizations have participated in a meeting with the CDC director - including The Arc of the United States, Little Lobbyists, American Association for People with Disabilities, the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, the Epilepsy Foundation, … Continue reading Disabled Does Not Equal Expendable