• What Exactly is Stimming and Why Do Autistics Stim?

    “He’s always done that, and we aren’t really sure why…” “Well, he’s stimming… That’s super common in autistic kids! It’s nothing to worry about at all.” Since my son was about two he would hit his legs or his chest really fast whenever he was excited. It didn’t hurt him (though when he’s REALLY excited […]

  • Neurodiversity Doesn’t Exclude Your Autistic Child… You Do.

    “Neurodiversity excludes ‘severe’ children like my son…” “Neurodiversity is only for ‘high functioning autistics, and it ignores the needs of others…” “You can’t speak for my child because you can’t possibly know what they go through…” This is 100% the most common argument against the neurodiversity movement. That the movement supports the interests of the […]

  • 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 […]