• 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 […]

  • Literature Rich Homeschool History With Beautiful Feet Books

    (Inside: Check out this literature rich homeschool history with Beautiful Feet Books! A comprehensive book-based curriculum that helps instill a love of literature!) When I started homeschooling, I was so excited to help my kids develop a love of reading. I’ve always been a voracious reader, and I couldn’t WAIT to dive into reading with my […]

  • What is Spoon Theory?

    At least weekly in the Embracing Autism Facebook Community, someone posts about being out of spoons, and another person asks what in the world that means. See, there’s a thing called “Spoon Theory”, and it’s wildly common in chronic illness, disability, and autism circles. But if you’ve never heard of Spoon Theory before, it can […]

  • 5 Things Neurotypicals Do That Autistics Can’t

    (Inside: Autistics have their behaviors pathologized, while neurotypicals do the same things without issue. Here are 5 things neurotypicals do that autistics can’t.) My oldest child is not autistic, my younger son is. It didn’t take me long to realize that because of that simple fact, society viewed their behaviors very differently. Even the exact. same. […]

  • Why Don’t Autistics Want a Cure for Autism?

    (Inside: Why don’t autistics want a cure for autism? Parents and professionals are often shocked to hear that autistics don’t want to cure autism, but here’s why…) I talk a lot about the general differences between what autistic adults believe and what parents of autistic children believe. We prefer identity language while they prefer person-first. We […]