This April, celebrate Autism Acceptance Month! Please don’t “light it up blue” or cover your bulletin boards in bright color puzzle pieces. Instead, love the autistic people in your life! Acceptance is an action. A lot of people don’t realize that most autistic people don’t really like the puzzle piece or “lighting it up blue.” … Continue reading Autism Acceptance Month
Content note: this post talks about Sia's film 'Music', the issue of restraint/violence towards people with disabilities, self-injurious behaviors, and meltdowns. I was honestly trying to decide if I wanted to write about Sia's film or not. Just thinking about it really hurt my heart. As an autistic adult who needs a lot of supports, … Continue reading ‘Listen’ to Non-Speaking Autistics, Not Sia’s ‘Music’
Since I've last written on here, a lot has changed. I mean... a lot. 2020 was a rough year for everyone, and it definitely wasn’t an exception here. I know I posted about some of it on the Facebook page, but I figured I would give an update here as well - especially since the … Continue reading Updates on Updates
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!