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
Important note: The PowerPoint presentation I am posting is not mine. However, I was given permission to post it by the President of the organization (thank you Caroline!), as they thought it would be beneficial to share. Helpful post time! Our Neurodiversity Club partnered with the university's student emergency medicine and response organization (EM/ERGE). They … Continue reading What to Expect in Medical Emergencies and First Aid: An Overview
Content note: this is a very emotional post and talks about some distressing things. I'm in several online autism-centered parent groups. This is mainly so I can offer support and also learn - as I like learning about resources around to help advise families and friends. Want to know a secret? I hate it. You … Continue reading We’re Listening
Content note for filicide and violence against people with disabilities. If I have to read about one more parent who says that they wish their child was dead, I will scream. Straight up, I have read "I wish I could kill my child" and "I would rather my kid just be dead already than have … Continue reading Anger
Content note for child death. This is a hard one. I haven't been active on here for a while. Classes have been long, my health has been acting up, but something else has made it even harder. I've mentioned before about my brothers. My eleven year old hobbit, and my seven year old cabbage. Both … Continue reading In Memory