Autism is *not* “bad parenting”

I’m an autistic adult.  I was also a generally well-behaved child.  My mum had a near-endless supply of patience, and … More

Please don’t say “Autism Mom / Dad / Parent” for attention

(Beginning Note: please know that if you’re reading this, it totally doesn’t apply to you 🙂 and thus, please try … More

Autistic children have the right to an Open Future 

First, please allow me to say that I personally know many wonderful blog-writers who are also parents, grandparents, or other … More

To the distraught parents of autistic children: please don’t hate autism <3

(Beginning Note: In this post, I’m not assuming that all parents of children found to be on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum … More

They thought I was “controlling”…when I was just actually autistic

I didn’t know much.  I just knew that having my toys (or later, clothes) and other belongings organized felt good.  … More

Sharing: Ten Things Autistic Kids Pick Up Faster, Better, and With Less Trauma If They Aren’t Bullied Into Learning Them

Originally posted on Autistic Academic:
[UPDATED to include links to other rebuttals of this piece.] In a previous post, I said…

Blanketed :)

My Christmas present came yesterday!  And I had gotten my partner’s gift a little while back, too, so yesterday we … More

How to find your autistic child’s voice

Tonight, I would like to reach out again to the non-autistic parents of children on the autism spectrum.  This time, … More

Autistic, Staring, and Silent

I’ve heard some parents of autistic children mention that their child stares into space, sometimes for long periods of time, … More