Autistic Behaviors

  • One Quick Tip to Help Your Autistic Child Handle Transitions

    When I started my Embracing Autism Accelerator program, I found myself answering question after question the same way… “That’s not a sensory struggle, that’s a transition struggle“ “That’s not a demand problem, that’s a transition problem“ “That’s not a communication struggle, that’s a transition struggle“ So if you’ve been struggling to help your Autistic child […]

  • The (Pretty Big) Problem With Teaching Size of Problem

    If you scroll social-emotional learning on Pinterest, it won’t be long until you see a plethora of activities that promise to teach “size of problem, size of reaction”. If you’ve never heard of it, the goal of this is to teach our Autistic children that if a problem is small, they should have a small […]

  • 5 Steps to Deal with Aggression in Autistic Children

    Aggressive behaviors are one of the biggest struggles that parents of Autistic children face, but unfortunately, most information about it is filled with ABA strategies to “eliminate the behavior”. The problem is, aggression in Autistic children isn’t as simple as them misbehaving, and the ABA tactics are actually likely to make the aggression worse. See, […]

  • 3 Steps to Navigate Boundaries With Your Autistic Child

    When Autistic adults talk about accepting and understanding Autistic children and Autistic behaviors, parents get pretty stressed… So there are just no boundaries? So we let our Autistic child dictate everything? So we let our Autistic child walk all over us? But friends, that isn’t actually what Autistics are encouraging you to do. No one […]

  • 4 Ways Calm the Chaos is Different From ABA

    If you’ve been around my corner of the interwebs for a while, you know that I’m loudly against ABA therapy for Autistic children. I’ve written about the problem with ABA here. And why even “new ABA” is bad here. So recently when I saw this question about Calm the Chaos and ABA pop up over […]