• The Real Reason You Struggle With #Adulting as an Autistic Adult

    I know you’ve seen the memes… “Just scheduled my own doctor appointment… #Adulting” “Did the dishes before going to bed! #Adulting” And let’s not get into how #Adulting has some seriously ableist connotations… That’s another post for another day. Today, instead, I want to chat about the real reason that you might struggle with #adulting […]

  • 3 Totally Valid Strategies to Help Your Autistic Child Communicate

    When your autistic child struggles to communicate, it feels like everything becomes about one specific thing… How can you make your autistic child talk? Sometimes it feels like the only way to help your autistic child communicate is to spend tons of time in therapies teaching them to talk, and then teaching them to talk […]

  • What I Wish the Doctors Told You at Your Child’s Diagnosis

    When I chat with new readers who have found me very soon after they got their child’s initial autism diagnosis, I’m torn between two feelings. First, I’m heartbroken for them, but not for the reason you think. See, I’m not about to tell you that I’m heartbroken that “autism stole their child” or that they […]

  • 3 Actually Doable Executive Functioning Tips for Autistic Adults

    Growing up, I didn’t know I was autistic. I didn’t have that “label”. But I certainly carried many labels… Lazy Messy Disorganized And more… I had battle after battle with my parents because I could never keep my room clean… I’d constantly lose things like my glasses or wallet… And, though this is a bit […]

  • 5 Myths About Autistic Kids & Aggressive Meltdowns Debunked

    When people think about autistic kids, oftentimes they think of a child having an aggressive meltdown. It’s really frustrating as an autistic person and the parent of an autistic child because there are so many misconceptions and myths about autistic kids & aggressive meltdowns. Now, I’m not saying that autistic kids never have aggressive meltdowns… […]