Advocacy & Accommodations

  • Why Do Parents “Grieve” Their Autistic Children?

    (Grief is a heavy word, but it’s thrown around autism groups constantly. It lead this autistic mom to ask, why do parents grieve their autistic children?) Grief. Noun. “Deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone’s death.” It’s a big word. And a heavy topic. Most of us have dealt with grief at some point in […]

  • 3 Simple Reasons to Use Identity Language For Autistics

    (Inside: Check out these 3 simple reasons to use identity language when referring to the autistic community, from an autistic mom of an autistic kiddo!) As a mom of two disabled children, I was shocked to find that there is so much controversy over what exactly we say. I’m not talking about the basics, like not […]

  • My Son Won’t Be Playing Pokemon Go Anymore

    When Pokemon Go came out, I’ll be the first to admit I thought the craze was a little ridiculous. But really, what was the harm? Kids were out walking around instead of spending all of their time inside. It felt like the entire community was out in parks when the game first started. It wasn’t […]

  • Using Online Reading Games to Help Reluctant Readers

    (Inside: Using online reading games to help reluctant readers will be a game changer in your homeschool! Try Reading Eggs for FREE to help your reluctant readers!) I’ve always been a reader. In fact, when I was six I used to time myself and read 20 minutes in 5 different novels, then quiz myself about what happened […]

  • Autistic People Should NOT Have to Carry ID to Stay Safe

    (Inside: Autistic people should not have to carry ID to stay safe… Police brutality against autistics needs a better solution than autism ID cards.) Another day, another story. Another autistic person getting hurt by people who don’t understand autism. Whether it’s the call to “end autism” from Jenny McCarthy or a news story about a […]

  • Autism-Friendly Online Math Program | CTC Math Review

    A-Man is not a big fan of sitting down to do school work, so we’re always on the hunt for autism-friendly homeschool curriculum. See, we want our kids to love learning, so we spend a lot of time deciding which programs are worth doing and which aren’t. So today, I’m so excited to share an […]