• What is a Parent-Advocate Plan (And Why You Need One)

    “Everyone tells us what NOT to do, and no one gives us a real plan” “The advice feels so random and contradictory, how do I actually put it all together?” “Can’t someone just tell me how to be the parent-advocate my kid needs?” Sound familiar? If so, you aren’t alone. The truth is, most of […]

  • You Can’t Love Your Child & Hate Their Autism

    “I love my child, but I hate autism” I hear this phrase all the time, and every time it breaks my heart. And I want to be clear… If you are a parent who’s said this, I don’t doubt that you love your child. I don’t doubt that for one second. But no matter how […]

  • 3 Strategies to Accommodate Your Autistic Child

    If there’s one thing that all of my clients have in common, it’s the fact that they desperately want to accommodate their Autistic child. “I just wish I could help them feel comfortable” “I can’t seem to help him stay regulated” “She’s so frustrated that we don’t understand what she needs” Parent-advocates want to help […]

  • 4 Simple Steps to Autism-Positive Parenting

    Don’t do this! Never do that! What kind of parent would do that? Don’t you know that’s abusive?! Are you tired of everyone and their brother telling you that EVERYTHING you do for your Autistic child is absolutely wrong? Especially because it feels like no one out there tells you what you SHOULD do? Well […]

  • We Need to Talk About Ableism & Perfection

    If you hang around my corner of the interwebs, you hear about ableism a LOT. And it’s for good reason—because nearly everywhere else on the interwebs completely ignores ableism. But lately, I’ve noticed a lot of perfectionist views on ableism. There are a lot of people who hold pride in being not-ableist, and they believe […]

  • 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, […]