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?
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
This past Saturday, I presented at the 2nd Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium! It was a very fun experience, and I met lots of interesting people. As always, I try to upload the presentation information online. I know it's difficult for some people to attend these events, whether it's due to cost, distance, or other … Continue reading Executive Functioning and Independent Living
The other day, someone said to me "it's so inspiring that you're overcoming your autism!" Not surprisingly, I hear this one a lot. "Overcoming" autism. "Despite" the autism. "Fighting" autism. "Don't forget; you're a person with autism." It's something that always throws me off, really. It's as if autism is supposed to be a roommate - you know, the … Continue reading No, I’m Not “Overcoming” Autism