• What Happens When Parents Listen to Autistic Adults?

    When we were first told that my son might be autistic, I dove head-first into research. And I’ll be honest, I was really disappointed with what I found… The majority of posts made it seem like my son’s life was now completely over, I should be “grieving”, and we needed to get him in hours […]

  • The Problem with Autism Functioning Labels

    “Is he high or low functioning?” It happens almost every time without fail. I’m talking to a mom at the park or a grocery store clerk. I mention that A-Man is autistic because it naturally fits the conversation, and immediately the question comes. “High or low functioning?” What an odd question to ask a stranger. […]

  • 5 Practical Strategies for Avoiding Autistic Burnout

    (Inside:¬†Autistic burnout can be a serious pain, but today I’m sharing 5 practical strategies for avoiding autistic burnout that you can put in place today!) I didn’t know I was autistic until I was a married mom in my twenties. I grew up believing a lot of lies about myself that would have been avoided […]

  • 5 Important Reasons Even “New ABA” is Problematic

    (Inside:¬†When autistics speak out against ABA, many people say that “new ABA” is different, but here are 5 important reasons even “New ABA” is problematic…) Every time I speak out against ABA therapy, without fail, a well-meaning parent or therapist chimes in with the same thing… “New ABA is different!” “ABA therapists haven’t done that […]

  • No One Knows Your Autistic Child’s Future

    (Inside: No One Knows Your Autistic Child’s Future. Who they are at 3 isn’t who they’ll be at 13 or 30. An autism diagnosis does NOT mean your child’s development is done!) When people join my Embracing Autism community, I ask them what their biggest question about autism is. And more and more, my admins […]

  • 3 Vital Steps To Take BEFORE Addressing Your Autistic Child’s Behavior

    (Inside: There’s a lot of focus on changing your autistic child’s behavior, but you must take these 3 vital steps before you address your autistic child’s behavior or you won’t see any true progress!) When it comes to autistic children, there is a massive emphasis put on changing their behavior. There are multiple “autism therapies” aimed […]