• Handle School Refusal With the Embracing Autism Method

    School refusal is one of the biggest concerns that so many of my clients come to me with. Whether your child has a massive meltdown in the school parking lot, refuses to ever get in the car in the first place, or elopes from their classroom whenever they get stressed out… And when your child […]

  • How Do You Know if It’s Autism or Just Behavior?

    What is autism? And what is just behavior?  How do I know where the line is between accepting my autistic child as they are, while not letting them do whatever they want just because they’re autistic? Where exactly is the line between the behavior that kids do—because spoiler alert kids misbehave—and the behavior that’s directly […]

  • 3 Simple Strategies to Manage Autistic Rigidity

    My clients are always asking questions about how to manage Autistic rigidity, and it isn’t always easy. On one hand, you want to accommodate their need for control. On the other hand, you want to help them to be able to be flexible sometimes. And we all know the world won’t let them dictate everything, […]

  • Autism-Friendly Potty Training With the Embracing Autism Method

    Potty Training. The words that send a shiver down the spine of parents of Autistic children everywhere. (And I’m only half kidding!) Whether you have… an Autistic toddler who’s showing interest in the potty An Autistic preschooler who needs to go potty in order to access child care Or a school-aged (or older) Autistic child […]

  • Think This Not That Diagnosis Shifts for Parent-Advocates

    Dread. Fear. Panic. Sadness. Overwhelm. These are all feelings that can flood a parent the second they get their child’s autism diagnosis. And that isn’t helped by the doctors pouring into the doom and gloom narrative and making parents even more terrified for their Autistic child’s future. But it doesn’t have to be that way. […]